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Procurve 5406zl - press any key to continue

Luqman Achmat
Regular Advisor

Procurve 5406zl - press any key to continue

Hello

How do I eliminate the initial greeting on the HP 5406zl switch "press any key to continue" when I telnet into the switch?

I ask because I am using an open source tool to make backup copies of the switch config.

Anyone know?

Luq A.
7 REPLIES
Mohammed Faiz
Honored Contributor

Re: Procurve 5406zl - press any key to continue

Hi,

I don't think you can remove that prompt (I'll have a play with my test switch) What's the software you are using for the backups?
Luqman Achmat
Regular Advisor

Re: Procurve 5406zl - press any key to continue

Hi Faiz

We're using RANCID-2.3.2a9 with clogin/hlogin. We're able to get the configs from our Cisco routers, but not our HP switches.

Luqman
Mohammed Faiz
Honored Contributor

Re: Procurve 5406zl - press any key to continue

It might not be very elegant but can't you just send a random character as a command after the password has been entered?
Luqman Achmat
Regular Advisor

Re: Procurve 5406zl - press any key to continue

Thanks Faiz, but thats not going to help because we use the same script to backup other configs too.
Luqman Achmat
Regular Advisor

Re: Procurve 5406zl - press any key to continue

Upgraded Rancid to 2.3.2 and it solved the problem by using hlogin (specify "hp" in the cloginrc file.

LA
Glen Van Lehn
Frequent Advisor

Re: Procurve 5406zl - press any key to continue

Luqman,

K.14.41 seems to fix this... so you may have to convert back to original script/terminal_emulation if you upgrade firmware

glen
Sambit_1
Occasional Visitor

Re: Procurve 5406zl - press any key to continue

I am still not able to remotely execute any command on the switch using ssh/telnet.

Was anyone able to resolve the above problem? Is there any workaround?

Sambit