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4000m connected switches

Marcus Durden
Occasional Visitor

4000m connected switches

I am new to my company and taking over the network for world domination, but I hit a snag in my master plan. With Cisco they have cdp to discover connected switches and such. But I am unfamiliar with HP switches. We have some scatter around and I would like to know if there is something I can use with HP switches to discover other devices connected like HP or Cisco switches and how do I use this great power.
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Javed Padinhakara
Respected Contributor

Re: 4000m connected switches

Marcus, HP Procure switches use LLDP (Link Layer Discovery Protocol) to discover neighbour devices.

If you use ProCurve Manager Network Management solution(http://www.hp.com/rnd/products/management/index.htm), it can simply the discovery of your network since it uses other techniques, in addition to LLDP, to discovery and map your network topology.
HTH
Javed
Matt Hobbs
Honored Contributor

Re: 4000m connected switches

4000M uses CDPv1, not LLDP
Marcus Durden
Occasional Visitor

Re: 4000m connected switches

How do I use cdp from the from the command line? I don't see any options from inside The options are very limited.

To connect to the command prompt I go to Diagnostics > Command Prompt, the prompt that I see it SWITCH NAME:. When I do a help I do not see an options for CDP or LLDP.

How do you enter config term? When I enter config term I just get the system config.

Does the HP ProCurve Switch 4000M not support these commands?
Javed Padinhakara
Respected Contributor

Re: 4000m connected switches

Make sure you have latest firmware(http://www.hp.com/rnd/software/j4110930.htm). The release note for the C.9.30 firmware contains details on how to view/modify CDP configuration.


You can access them via the "menu" interface. Type "menu" and select (3) Switch Configuration> System Information