Read Me First for the HP ProCUrve 3500 Switches Software Version

Read Me First
for the HP ProCurve 3500 Switches
Software Version K.14.33 or later
Contents
Your HP ProCurve 3500 Switches. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 1
About Your HP ProCurve 3500 Switches Manual Set . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 1
View or Download the Software Manual Set . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 2
HP ProCurve Software Tools that Provide Network Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 2
Software Updates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 2
Premium Software Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 3
Mini-GBIC Operation Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 3
Minimum Supported Software Version . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 3
Your HP ProCurve 3500 Switches
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J9470A HP ProCurve 3500-24, 10/100 Switch
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J9472A HP ProCurve 3500-48, 10/100 Switch
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J9471A HP ProCurve 3500-24-PoE, 10/100 Switch
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J9473A HP ProCurve 3500-48-PoE, 10/100 Switch
About Your HP ProCurve 3500 Switches Manual Set
Document
Available on the
ProCurve Web site
Shipped with
the Switch
Read Me First (this document)1
Yes
Yes
Switch Quick Setup Guide
No
Yes
General Safety and Regulatory Information
Yes
Yes
3500-24 and 3500-48 Safety and Regulatory
Yes
Yes
Installation and Getting Started Guide1
Yes
No
Management and Configuration Guide1
Yes
No
1
Yes
No
Multicast and Routing Guide1
Yes
No
Access Security Guide1
Yes
No
IPv6 Configuration Guide1
Yes
No
Advanced Traffic Management Guide
1
Yes
No
Event Log Message Reference Guide 1
Yes
No
1
Yes
No
Command Line Interface Reference Guide
Release Notes (for software updates)
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The latest edition is available in PDF and downloadable. See “View or Download the Software Manual Set” on page 2.
View or Download the Software Manual Set
For a complete set of manuals for your HP ProCurve product installation, software features, and configuration
information, visit the HP ProCurve Web site, where you can view or download the latest manuals for your
product. To do so:
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Go to www.hp.com/networking/support
2.
To display the list of downloadable manuals, click on the following link:
HP product manuals. Under networking, select switches and search for your switch model.
(You may want to bookmark this web page for easy access in the future.)
HP ProCurve Software Tools that Provide Network Management
HP ProCurve Manager and HP ProCurve Manager Plus provide basic-to-advanced device-handling capabilities
such as mapping, configuration and monitoring across LAN and Wireless LAN networks in order to improve
productivity and simplify management. ProCurve Manager and a 60-day trial of ProCurve Manager Plus are
available on the ProCurve Networking Web site. Also available on the ProCurve Web site are 60-day
trials of Mobility Manager, and Identity-Driven Manager. To download any of these options, go to the web site
www.hp.com/networking/support, Auto Search on PCM and select a product from the list.
Software Updates
ProCurve Networking provides software updates on the ProCurve Web site for your switch.
To access the software updates, go to the ProCurve Web site at
www.hp.com/networking/support, then Auto Search on your switch model, and then select
Software downloads.
Register for Automatic Notification of Updates. You can receive email notices of new
software updates by registering your ProCurve product on the ProCurve Web portal. To
begin this easy process, go to www.hp.com/networking/support and click on Sign In.
To determine whether you have the latest software, you can compare the software version
that is available on the web site with the version that is currently installed on your switch. Follow the instructions
below to determine the current software version on your switch.
To Determine the Current Software Version in Your Switch. Use any of the following methods to view the
software version:
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Start a console session with the switch. In the console login screen (the first screen displayed), the
Software revision line under the switch name shows the software version.
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If you already have a console session going, at the prompt enter the show version command. The
resulting display lists the current software version.
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In the web browser interface, click on the Identity tab. The current software version is listed as the
revision number in the Version line.
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Premium Software Features
Additional Premium software features for this switch can be acquired by purchasing a Premium software license
and installing it on the switch. The part number for the 3500 Premium license is J8993A.
For the most current information about the features included in the Premium license package, refer to the release
notes for your switch on the HP ProCurve Networking Web site at www.hp.com/networking/support. The
Premium license is available from your HP ProCurve reseller.
Mini-GBIC Operation Notes
Revision “B” or later mini-GBICs only. This product requires HP ProCurve revision “B” or later mini-GBICs
(product number ends with the letter “B” or later, for example J4858B or J4858C). These switches do not support
revision “A” mini-GBICs.
Use only genuine ProCurve mini-GBICs. Non-ProCurve mini-GBICs are not supported. Use of genuine
products ensures that your network maintains optimal performance and reliability. Should you require additional
ProCurve mini-GBICs, please contact a ProCurve sales representative or an authorized reseller.
Hot Swapping mini-GBICs. The Gigabit-SX, Gigabit-LX, Gigabit-LH, and 1000Base-T mini-GBICs that you can
install in your HP ProCurve switch can be “hot swapped” — removed and installed after the switch is receiving
power. You should disconnect the network cables from the mini-GBICs before hot swapping them.
When you replace a mini-GBIC with another mini-GBIC of a different type and then execute the write memory
command in the switch console, the switch configures the port on the new mini-GBIC with the default mode
(speed and duplex) settings used for the new mini-GBIC type. The default mode for the Gigabit-SX, Gigabit-LX,
Gigabit-LH, and 1000Base-T mini-GBICs is Auto. Note that the switch retains other port-specific configuration
settings, such as trunking, Spanning Tree Protocol (STP), and VLAN values that were configured for the previous
mini-GBIC.
Connecting the mini-GBICs to Devices with Fixed Configurations. For some older network devices,
including some older ProCurve devices, the default for the Gigabit-SX, Gigabit-LX, and Gigabit-LH ports is a
fixed configuration, for example 1000 Mbps/Full Duplex, or is otherwise different from these default configurations for the mini-GBICs, which is Auto. As a result, those devices may not connect properly to your mini-GBIC
port; you will not get a link. Because of these default configuration and full-duplex considerations, for best
operation, you should make sure that the devices connected to the mini-GBIC ports are also configured to Auto.
At a minimum, make sure the configurations match.
Minimum Supported Software Version
Your HP ProCurve 3500 switch runs on the K.14 code base and requires either the software version
shipped in the switch from the factory or a later version. Earlier K.14 software versions are not
supported on the 3500 switches. To view the software version shipped from the factory, use the show
version command in the CLI.
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© Copyright 2009, 2012 Hewlett-Packard
Development Company, L.P.
The information contained herein
is subject to change without notice.
Part Number: 5998-3269
March 2012
Printed in Singapore
*5998-3269*
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