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Changing VLAN programmatically

 
FPiette
Advisor

Changing VLAN programmatically

Hello,

I have the need of changing the VLAN assignement for a port on a ProCurve 1800-8 switch. I can do the change manually easily using the web interface, but I have to do it automatically within a scheduled task.

My question is: Is there an API I can use to achive this task ? I think of telnet or SNMP.

Using another switch brand, I wrote a small program telnetting into the switch and sending the required command line. It seems ProCurve 1800-8 doesn't have a telnet interface available.

Any documentation, link or help appreciated.
Regards,
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http://www.overbyte.be
3 REPLIES
Paul Schuur
Occasional Advisor

Re: Changing VLAN programmatically

Only solution I can think of is to use curl (or something alike) to control the web interface and load a different config; the 1800 has a dual config option that could be (mis)used for this.

Not sure though if it's available on an 1800 or only 1810.
FPiette
Advisor

Re: Changing VLAN programmatically

Hello Paul,

Actually I started a Delphi program to automate the management web interface thru IE automation. I hoped there was a real API to do that instead of playing with the user interface intended for a human being.

Regards,
--
http://www.overbyte.be
Paul Schuur
Occasional Advisor

Re: Changing VLAN programmatically

I'm not highly experienced with the 1800 series, but I know that it's an entry level, with very limited management possibilities (lack of shell access).

So I guess there's no alternative to abusing the web interface (aside of buy a better switch of rethink your VLAN setup).