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» Q: Does the ProCurve Switch 1800 series support Spanning Tree Protocols?
» Q: What type of management is available for the ProCurve 1800 Series Switches?
» Q: What does it mean to be Web Managed?
» Q: What type of SNMP functionality do the ProCurve 1800 Series Switches support?
» Q: What is the default SNMP community name for the ProCurve Switch 1800 series?
» Q: Can the ProCurve 1800 Series Switches be managed through ProCurve Manager?
» Q: What is the default IP address of the ProCurve 1800 Series Switches
» Q: What do I do if I forget the IP address I set on the ProCurve 1800 Series Switch?
» Q: What do I do if I forget the password I set on the switch?
» Q: How do I reset factory defaults on the ProCurve 1800 Series Switches
» Q: What is the Web interface default time out for the ProCurve Switch 1800 series?
» Q: What do the different switch LEDs indicate?
» Q: Does the ProCurve Switch 1800 series support Spanning Tree Protocols?
» Q: How does the ProCurve Switch 1800 series service 802.1p priorities?
» Q: How many queues are supported by the ProCurve Switch 1800 series?
» Q: How are the 802.1p priorities mapped to the queues for the ProCurve Switch 1800 series?
» Q: Do the ProCurve 1800 Series Switches come with mounting brackets?

Answers

Q: Does the ProCurve Switch 1800 series support Spanning Tree Protocols?
No, the ProCurve Switch 1800 Series does not support any of the Spanning Tree Protocols (802.1s, 802.1D, or 802.1w). In addition to not supporting Spanning Tree, the switch will not pass Spanning Tree BPDUs (destination MAC = 01:80:C2:00:00:00) from upstream devices.

Scenario A
STP enabled device
   |   |
   |  X      ← Connecting FDx with two cables (port 1 & port 2) and port successfully blocks (X).
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STP Disabled device

Result: STP Disabled device passes the STP BPDUs from STP enabled device. "STP enabled device_port_1" receives BPDUs from "STP enabled device_port_2" and/or "STP enabled device_port_2" receives BPDUs from "STP enabled device_port_1". STP enabled device successfully identifies the loop and blocks the appropriate port.

Scenario B
STP enabled device
   |
  X          ← Single FDx cable connection (port 1) and port successfully blocks.
   |
STP Disabled device
   |_|       ← Port 2 on STP Disabled device plugged into port 3 on STP Disabled device

Result: STP Disabled device passes the STP BPDUs from STP enabled device. "STP enabled device" receives its own BPDUs. STP enabled device successfully identifies the loop and blocks the appropriate port.

Scenario C
STP enabled device
   |   |
   |   |      ← Connecting FDx with two cables (port 1 & port 2) and port does not block!
   |   |
1800#1 (STP not supported & STP BPDUs are not passed - expected)

Result: 1800#1 does not pass the STP BPDUs from STP enabled device. STP enabled device cannot identify the loop and block the appropriate port; results in eventual Broadcast Storm.

Scenario D
STP enabled device
   |
   |          ← Single FDx cable connection (port 1) and port does not block!
   |
1800#1 (STP not supported & STP BPDUs are not passed - expected)
   |_|       ← Port 2 on 1800#1 plugged into port 3 on 1800#1

Result: 1800#1 does not pass the STP BPDUs from STP enabled device. "STP enabled device" does not receive its own BPDUs. STP enabled device cannot identify the loop and block the appropriate port; results in eventual Broadcast Storm.

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Q: What type of management is available for the ProCurve 1800 Series Switches?
The 1800 Series Switches are Web Managed switches. This means that the Web interface is the only method for managing and configuring the switch. The 1800 Series Switches have a user-friendly Web interface and are designed to allow users to add basic capabilities to their without adding complexity. The 1800 Series Switches do not have a console port or command line interface and do not support SNMP management.

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Q: What does it mean to be Web Managed?
The 1800 is a Web managed switch.

What it does:
  • You can configure features through a Web interface
  • You can assign an IP address
  • You can set the system name if you desire so that the switches' name and information will appear when you use PCM or an SNMP based management agent (such as a MIB browser) to discover the switch.
  • You can discover and map the device using PCM.
  • And you can launch a single 1800's Web UI through PCM. This provides a centralized way to "get to" the 1800s (rather than typing the IP address into your browser).

What it doesn't do:
  • No support for SNMP (this would make it "fully managed" by industry definitions)
  • No console port
  • No CLI or menu based configuration (Web UI is the ONLY way to configure the switch)
  • No device configuration through PCM (except to launch an individual 1800's Web UI as described above)
  • No PCM+ or IDM

Q: What type of SNMP functionality do the ProCurve 1800 Series Switches support?
The SNMP functionality is read-only and is used by ProCurve Manager to discover and map the device. SNMP cannot be used to configure the switch or send SNMP traps to a trap receiver.

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Q: What is the default SNMP community name for the ProCurve Switch 1800 series?
The default SNMP community name for the ProCurve Switch 1800 series is "public".

Q: Can the ProCurve 1800 Series Switches be managed through ProCurve Manager?
ProCurve Manager (PCM) can discover the ProCurve Switch 1800 Series, and place them on the network topology map. Once the switch is discovered, PCM can be used to launch the ProCurve Switch 1800 series Web UI.

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Q: What is the default IP address of the ProCurve 1800 Series Switches?
The default IP address is 192.168.2.10 with a 24 bit subnet mask (255.255.255.0). Further information about initial switch configuration is available in the Installation and Getting Started Guide.

Q: What do I do if I forget the IP address I set on the ProCurve 1800 Series Switch?
If you are using a management application like ProCurve Manager, you may be able to check on the IP address there. If you configured the switch to receive a DHCP address, (DHCP is turned off by default) you may be able to check the DHCP server for a list of leased addresses by searching for the switch MAC address (printed on the outside of your ProCurve 1800 Switch). If you both of those steps fail or are not applicable to your environment, you can reset the switch to factory defaults and use the default address to communicate with the management interface.

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Q: What do I do if I forget the password I set on the switch?
If you have forgotten the switch's administration password, you can reset the switch to factory defaults.

Q: How do I reset factory defaults on the ProCurve 1800 Series Switches?
If you have forgotten the switch's IP address or administration password you can return the switch to its factory default state by following these steps:

  1. Remove the power cord from the back of the switch.
  2. Connect port 1 to port 2 on the front panel, using a standard network cable.
  3. Reconnect the power cord to the rear of the switch.
  4. Wait at least 40 seconds before disconnecting port 1 from port 2.

After completing this procedure, the password will be empty, the network address will be returned to the default 192.168.2.10, and all configuration settings will be returned to the original factory defaults. NOTE: Since this process creates a temporary loopback condition on the switch, it is recommended that you remove the switch from a production environment until the process is complete.

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Q: What is the Web interface default time out for the ProCurve Switch 1800 series?
The Web interface inactivity time out is 300 seconds. The purpose of the inactivity time out is for security. If the administrator logs in and forgets to log out, it will automatically log them out, so no intruder can operate the switch.

Q: What do the different switch LEDs indicate?
The following table details the functions of the various indicators.

System LEDStateMeaning
Power (green)On
Off
The switch is receiving power
The switch is NOT receiving power
Fault (orange)On

Blinking*
Off
On briefly after the switch is powered on or reset, at the beginning of switch self test.
A fault has occured with the switch fan.
The normal state; indicates that there are no fault conditions on the switch.
LED mode Select
2 green LEDs
FDX

Speed
Indicates that the port Mode LEDs are lit for ports that are in duplex mode.

Indicates that the port Mode LEDs are lit for ports that are in 1000 Mpbs mode.
*The blinking behavior is an on/off cycle once every 1.6 seconds, approximately.
Port LEDStateMeaning
Link/ActOn
Off
Flashing
The port is enabled and receiving a link indication from the connected device.
The port has no active network cable connected, or is not receiving link signal.
Indicates that there is no network activity on the port.
ModeDepending on the mode selected, displays if the port is configured for full duplex operation or indicates the operating speed. See "LED Mode Select Button and indicator LEDs" below for more information.

To optimize the amount of information that can be displayed for each of the switch ports, the ProCurve Switch 1800-24G (not available on the 1800-8G) uses a Mode LED for each port. The operation of this LED is controlled by the LED Mode Select button on the switch panel, and the current selection is indicated by the mode indicator LEDs near the button. Press the button to change from one mode to the next.

LED Mode Select button

  • When the FDx (full duplex) indicator LED is on, the port Mode LEDs turn on for those ports that are operating at full duplex.
  • When the Speed indicator LED is on, the port Mode LEDs turn on for ports operating at 1000 Mbps. The port Mode LEDs are off for ports operating at 10 Mbps or 100 Mbps.

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Q: Does the ProCurve Switch 1800 series support Spanning Tree Protocols?
No, the ProCurve Switch 1800 Series does not support any of the Spanning Tree Protocols (802.1s, 802.1D, or 802.1w).

Q: How does the ProCurve Switch 1800 series service 802.1p priorities?
There is no software configuration of 802.1p for the ProCurve Switch 1800 series. The ProCurve Switch 1800 series honors priorities of the frames received.

Q: How many queues are supported by the ProCurve Switch 1800 series?
The ProCurve Switch 1800 series supports 4 queues per port.

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Q: How are the 802.1p priorities mapped to the queues for the ProCurve Switch 1800 series?
The ProCurve Switch 1800 series 802.1p priorities are mapped as shown in the following table.

Port Queue and 802.1p Priority ValuesPriority for Exiting From the Port
Low (1 - 2)
Normal (0, 3)
Medium (4 - 5)
High (6 - 7)
Fourth
Third
Second
First

Q: Do the ProCurve 1800 Series Switches come with mounting brackets?
The ProCurve 1800-24G (J9028A) comes with mounting bracket kit (5183-1381) for easy installation in a 19 inch rack. Since the ProCurve 1800-8G (J9029A) was designed to be a desktop switch, it does not come with mounting brackets. If you wanted to mount two ProCurve 1800-8G switches side by side in a rack, you could use the four-way mounting kit available through parts.hp.com using part number 5183-7210.

mounting bracket kit (5183-1381)

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