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We installed the HP ProCurve 2650 48 and do not have a console!

 
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Matt Hobbs
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Re: We installed the HP ProCurve 2650 48 and do not have a console!

It sounds like you're going through the web interface as an 'operator' level user that has no password. When you are trying to set certain things it requires the 'manager' level, which sounds like it has a password set. If you do not know the password you need to clear it by pressing the Clear button on the front of the switch for 1 second or more. If you do know the manager password, often you only need to type the password in (leave the username blank when it prompts you).

If you telnet to the switch, it will ask you for a password, if you press enter and it lets you in to a '2650>' prompt, you know that you have operator privileges only. You would then type 'enable', if it asks you for a password that you do not know, you will need to clear it, otherwise it will let you in to the manager level which looks like something like '2650#'

The latest firmware can be downloaded from:

http://www.hp.com/rnd/software/j4900892.htm

I recommend using TFTP to update the firmware. Use google to find TFTPD32, once you have that program extract it to a folder on your PC, extract the firmware file into the same directory.

Then on the switch:

'copy tftp flash H_08_92.swi'

For other methods or more detail refer to the File Transfers chapter - ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/networking/software/Mgmt-Oct2005-59906023-AppA.pdf

Les Ligetfalvy
Esteemed Contributor

Re: We installed the HP ProCurve 2650 48 and do not have a console!

When accessing through your browser, the version of JRE you have installed can be cause for extra password prompts. You might try upgrading your JRE.

I would go with telnet rather than the browser GUI.