Setting Up Web Interface Management in HP Switches

By | December 9, 2013

Ensure you have already set up the switch with IP information & also Ensure that the switch is connected to the network using a Category 5 twisted pair Ethernet cable with RJ-45 connectors with a suitable web browser.

Choosing a Browser

To display the web interface correctly, use one of the following Web browser and platform combinations.Web browser


For the browser to operate the web interface correctly, JavaScript and Cascading Style Sheets must be enabled on your browser. These features are enabled on a browser by default. You will only need to enable them if you have changed your browser settings.

The switch’s Web interface supports both secure (HTTPS) and non-secure (HTTP) connections.

  • Check that your management workstation is on the same subnet as your switch.
  • Check you can communicate with the switch by entering a ping command at the DOS or CMD prompt in the following format:

                            c:\ ping
(where is the IP address of the switch)
If you get an error message, check that your IP information has been entered correctly and the switch is powered up.

  • Open your web browser and enter the IP address of the switch that you wish to manage in the URL locator, for example, in the following format:


  • At the login and password prompts, enter admin as your user name and press Return at the password prompt (or the password of your choice if you have already modified the default passwords).

The main Web interface page is displayed.

Web Interface