Enabling advanced CLI on HP v1910 Switches

I always thought, that the command line of the Comware OS based 1910/1920 switches are limited because they are “cheap”. But I found out to enable the full CLI to configure the devices like a 5000-series Switch. You can enable the full CLI with the following command: <HP 1920G Switch>_cmdline-mode on All commands can be … Read more

How to build an IRF-Stack with HP Switches 5xxx

IRF (Intelligent Resilient Framework) is an innovation from H3C. Hewlett-Packard has acquired the H3C switch-technology to build their new 5xxx series. This tutorial is based on the HP 5920AF-24XG Switch (JG296A) but it can be used also with 51xx/55xx switches. With IRF, you can virtualise all physical switches to one virtual-switch, so you have one management-ip, one switching- and … Read more

ICMPv6 ‘Multicast Listener Report’ flooding the network

Today I had a very big network problem! Since 4 o’clock a customer told us, that the network printers aren’t available and a wireless link to another location can’t be used anymore. I watched at the PRTG monitoring software and the network-ports from the HP switches were at high load/traffic:   and this was on every network port! So … Read more

Router on the edge

Good morning everyone! Today I want to explain a configuration for routing internal networks with a layer 3 routing switch and a router for accessing the internet. I call it “router on the edge”. The definition “edge router” is typically a router running EBGP (External Border Gateway Protocol) so I invent a new definition 🙂 … Read more

Router on a stick

Today I will show you how to build a so called “Router-on-a-stick” environment. In this example we have one Cisco router, one HP ProCurve switch and three subnets: First we configure inspection firewall profiles, so when someone requests packets from the internet, packets can come back through our inbound WAN interface access-list ip inspect name … Read more