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Export configuration file from and old 5500 switch to a new one

 
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Anuar Obregón
Frequent Advisor

Export configuration file from and old 5500 switch to a new one

Hello,

 

Scenario:

We need to retire a faulty 3com 5500 EI switch (3cr17254-91) which is still working.

We plan to adquire a new HP 5500 EI Switch (JD377A).

 

I need to know if the new HP switch can import an exported configuration file from the old 3com Switch.

I´m trying to avoid creating all routing from zero.

 

 

Best regards.

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Fredrik Lönnman
Honored Contributor
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Re: Export configuration file from and old 5500 switch to a new one

The 3Com 5500EI and HP 5500EI isnt the same model, HP 5500EI was the old H3C 5500EI, which was also labeled 3Com 4800G. 

 

Your switch are running Comware3 and the HP 5500EI are running Comware 5, so your config will most likely not be able to be imported 100% without modifications. Cw3 and Cw5 have a lot of same syntax, but a fair bit are changed.

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Anuar Obregón
Frequent Advisor

Re: Export configuration file from and old 5500 switch to a new one

So it will be better to start everything from zero.

 

We only need 50 static routes, perhaps an HP 2920 switch will do the job instead of spending on the 5500 EI.

 

Thanks a lot.

Graham Hurst
Advisor

Re: Export configuration file from and old 5500 switch to a new one

Why don't you just return the faulty switch until its limited lifetime warranty and get a replacement of the same model?