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Bug in H.08.86 ?

Magnus_18
Advisor

Bug in H.08.86 ?

I've noticed that on Procurve 2650 and 2626, the switchname will get a trailing "e". For example, we have a switch named "sw11975", which becomes "sw11975e", when checking the switchname from the CLI or Menu-interface. Changing the name doesn't help. Can anyone confirm this?

Also, why does HP change the sysdescr.0-string?
Example 1, H.08.72:

SNMPv2-MIB::sysDescr.0 = STRING: HP J4899A ProCurve Switch 2650, revision H.08.72, ROM H.08.02 (/sw/code/build/fish(ts_08_5))

Example 2, H.08.86:

SNMPv2-MIB::sysDescr.0 = STRING: ProCurve J4899A Switch 2650, revision H.08.86, ROM H.08.02 (/sw/code/build/fish(ts_08_5))

So basically a "HP J4899A ProCurve" has now become "ProCurve J4899A Switch".. This may not seem like a big deal, but it breaks a script we use to check that all switches are running the same firmware (and the script is already ugly enough as it is :).
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Matt Hobbs
Honored Contributor

Re: Bug in H.08.86 ?

I think you're onto something with that hostname bug. I changed my switches name to Matt, the CLI shows Matt, but when I go into the Menu it shows it as "Matturve". I can't get it to show the extra characters at the CLI though.

As for the sysdescr.0 string, maybe you could change your script to look at another OID instead, one that specifically lists the firmware version:

HP ProCurve Switch 2650# getmib 1.3.6.1.4.1.11.2.14.11.5.1.1.3.0
hpSwitchOsVersion.0 = H.08.86



Magnus_18
Advisor

Re: Bug in H.08.86 ?

On second thought, neither I can get it to show the extra "e" in the CLI, however it's still there in the menu.

Also, thanks for the tip regarding the snmp-oid! It works great!
Matt Hobbs
Honored Contributor

Re: Bug in H.08.86 ?

Magnus, the 'Menu' hostname display bug has now been logged and will be addressed in a future release. Thanks for picking it up.
Magnus_18
Advisor

Re: Bug in H.08.86 ?

This bug appears to be present in I.08.87 for the 2800-series switches as well. Isn't it somewhat surprising that something as simple as displaying a hostname isn't working correctly? :-)
Preston Gallwas
Valued Contributor

Re: Bug in H.08.86 ?

I can't duplicate this on 8.86 with any of our 2650 or 2626's, although the sys.Descr is omitting the "HP" part as mentioned