Tag Archives: HP

Installing HP iMC – Intelligent Management Center

Installing HP iMC – Intelligent Management Center I have a single-server HP iMC deployment up and running. Here’s the process: Overview Install and Configure the Prereqs (SQL, IIS for redirect, etc). SQL AD Bind User Web Server Certificate IIS for HTTP Redirection Install HP iMC. Configure a custom web server certificate. Integrate with LDAP and… Read More »

Voice VLANs on HP Networking

Voice VLANs on HP Networking In order to configure voice vlans, we need to play around with trunks and vlan tags. However, one may be surprised to find that on H3C HP hardware, there are three port link types: Access Trunk Hybrid So what on earth is a hybrid port? In order to answer that question, it… Read More »

HP0-Y43 Exam Preparation Outline

HP0-Y43 Exam Preparation Outline As an HP instructor, I’m often asked about details on exam and what it should be studied for the objectives.  With that in mind, I wanted to post information to help my students better navigate the HPExpertOne Networking Exam Objectives to the appropriate technology and get a sound understanding of material covered in the… Read More »

Configuring STP Edge via HP Comware CLI?

Configuring STP Edge via HP Comware CLI? Comware CLI for STP edge on two 7500 ports in different VLANs.   Read the Warning in the CLI, if you do it on a port between switches.. bad juju… Terminal is an end-point, PC, Server, etc.. [7500-GigabitEthernet2/0/27]stp edged-port enable Warning: Edge port should only be connected to… Read More »

What is 802.1.q-2005 MSTP, Multi Instance Spanning Tree?

What is 802.1.q-2005 MSTP, Multi Instance Spanning Tree? Multi-Instance Spanning Tree (MSTP), IEEE 802.1.q-2005,  to allow for additional features in Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol, such as “Per Vlan” STP as is found in PVST+. The concept behind MSTP is that Layer 2 devices could be further subdivided into regions and vlans could be added to the regions… Read More »

How do you configure MSTP on HP Comware via CLI?

How do you configure MSTP on HP Comware via CLI? We have three HP Comware switches in a triangle with each device being at default configuration after enabling Multi-Instance Spanning Tree (MSTP). We’ll be optimizing the network by adding load-balancing for MSTP and across 20 vlans and link aggregation.   A quick overview of the Layer 2 configuration… Read More »

What is SNMP, Simple Network Management Protocol?

What is SNMP, Simple Network Management Protocol? Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) is a protocol for gathering data about the operation of networking devices.  The protocol has undergone three major revisions to enhance functionality and security.  The basic premise of SNMP is to use a Management Information Base (MIB) to GET or SETparameters within the device. A MIB… Read More »

DHCPv6 Relay Agent Configuration in H3C Switches

 DHCPv6 Relay Agent Configuration in H3C Switches A DHCPv6 client usually uses a multicast address to contact the DHCPv6 server on the local link to obtain  an IPv6 address and other configuration parameters. if the DHCPv6 server  resides on another subnet, the DHCPv6 client can contact the server via a DHCPv6 relay agent. Thus, you… Read More »