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HP 5300 Went down

Hp 5300 Went Down
Occasional Advisor

HP 5300 Went down

Hi to everyone,
I had this problem today on a customer site:
I was trying to connect to the core hp5300 switch.
I get this message back: "sorry, the maximum number of active telnet session.....plese try again later".
I was also unable to connect to the 5300 via console cable.
After 2 hours that i was trying to connect to the switch, the device reboot itself.
You can find the "sh logg" output after the problem. anyone has experienced the same problem?
2 REPLIES
Daniel Leblanc
Honored Contributor

Re: HP 5300 Went down

Hy there,

I saw something funny in you're log,i am the type who like to put the dot' on my I, you're date on HP 5300 is 05/29/90 06:49:01, you could have a problem hardware?
Mohieddin Kharnoub
Honored Contributor

Re: HP 5300 Went down

Hi

You have to visit this switch physically and connect by console cable then you can run:

Switch#show telnet

then you will get all the telnet sessions ended improperly and you can use the command:

Switch#kill

Also i have 2 advices for you:

1- Instruct whoever telnet to the switch to terminate his session properly by using exit command or ctrl+z

2- Issue the following command to any ProCurve switch you see in your life :)

Switch(config)#console inactivity-timer 15

And this will end any session after 15 minutes (you can change), and of course you need to restart the switch after that.

COMMENT:
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Why ProCurve not like any other vendor keep this command enabled by default for any value, because nobody pay attention to that.

Good Luck !!!
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