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Re: Installing chef-client on hp2920 switch.

 
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Chhavi_Kant
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Installing chef-client on hp2920 switch.

Hi,

 

I want to install chef-client on hp 2920-24G(J9726A) switch. But when i try to bootstrap the switch using knife tool by specifying its IP address, it loses the connection stating "net::ssh:Disconnect:  connection closed by remote host".

 

Is there any image of chef that is needed to install on switch for using chef-client on the switch. What is the operating system running on this switch as it shows only version by firing the command "show version" on switch's cli?

 

 

 

Thanks

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AndyBryant
HPE Blogger

Re: Installing chef-client on hp2920 switch.

Hi,

 

The Chef client works on servers running server operating systems... not hardware switches.  The HP 2920 runs an embedded HP OS known as Provision.

 

If you want programmatic control of your network - you need to be using OpenFlow to control the switches and writing applications for our SDN controller.  Learn more here - http://hp.com/go/sdn

 

Andy.

HPE WW Telco Marketing / @AndyTelco
sdnindia
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Re: Installing chef-client on hp2920 switch.

Hello Chhavi Kant,

 

Just following up to see if the previous post answers your query.

 

Please feel free to reply incase you have more questions around the same topic or open a new thread if new  topic.

If you feel we have answered your question, please do let us know by marking this response as an 'accepted solution’.

 

Thanks

HP SDN Team

Chhavi_Kant
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Re: Installing chef-client on hp2920 switch.

Thanks Andy.

 

Is there no way to run chef-client on that switch? As opscode mentions that chef-client runs on the network switches.

sdnindia
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Re: Installing chef-client on hp2920 switch.

Hello Chhavi Kant,

 

This is not possible on HP 2920.

 

Thanks,

HP SDN Team