I have an HP ProCurve 3500-48 POE switch that I wish to upgrade the firmware version on. ProCurve switches come with 2 boot partitions so we can upload the new firmware to the partition not currently in use. In this scenario I have setup a TFTP server (SolarWinds TFTP Server) on the local LAN; I… Continue reading Upgrading the firmware on HP Procurve switch
I needed to distribute routes between an HP ProCurve and a Cisco Catalyst switch. The HP ProCurve switch mode used was a 3500-48yl without the premium license; therefore I was only able to use RIP and not OSPF. The Cisco switch used was a Catalyst 3560-8 IOS 12.2(55) IPBase. You will notice from the… Continue reading Configuring RIP between HP ProCurve and Cisco Switches
A lot of my day to day work consists on managing and implementing firewalls primarily Check Point and configuring Cisco/ProCurve switches. When it comes testing new Check Point features/blades (Identity Awareness, Mobile Access etc) in the lab I use Oracle VirtualBox and build a virtual machine using the 15 trial license. Where I cannot… Continue reading Network Home Lab
Additional Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) commands such as BPDU Protection, BPDU Filtering, Admin-Edge and Loop Protection exist to enhance implementations of STP and ensure a loop free network.
DHCP snooping is a security feature that provides security by filtering untrusted DHCP messages. DHCP snooping functions when all DHCP servers connected to the switch are configured as trusted interfaces, when a rogue DHCP server is connected to untrusted interface DHCP snooping will drop the DHCP packets. This post describes configuration of DHCP snooping on… Continue reading Configuring DHCP Snooping on HP ProCurve Switches
Introduction The information contained in this post describes how to configure an HP ProCurve switch and Windows 2008 R2 NPS RADIUS server to authorise and assign users dynamically into specific VLANs. The switch used is an HP ProCurve model 2610-48 running firmware version R.11.72 Configure VLANs Create VLANs, define IP address and IP helper-address VLAN… Continue reading Configuring Dynamic VLAN assignment on ProCurve switches
802.1x is an open standards protocol, used for network clients on a user id basis. This post describes how to configure 802.1x on an HP ProCurve switch and authenticate against a Windows 2008 R2 NPS (RADIUS) server. Open VLAN mode will be used, this involves creating an “Authorized” and “Un-Authorized” VLAN. Using Open VLAN temporarily… Continue reading Configuring 802.1x authentication on ProCurve Switches