Would you like to learn how to do a HP Switch initial configuration? In this tutorial, we are going to show you how to configure the initial IP address and access the web interface of an HP Switch.

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Tutorial HP Switch - Initial configuration

First, you need to access the console of your HP Switch.

In our example, we are going to use a Opensource software named Putty and a computer running Windows.

The Putty software is available on the putty.org website.

After finishing the download, run the software and wait for the following screen.

Putty windows

To access the console of an HP Switch model 1910 or 1920, you will need to select the Serial Connection category and use the following options:

• Connection type: Serial
• Serial line: COM1
• Speed: 38400
• Speed: 9600 (Some switches use the 9600 speed)

If COM1 does not work you will need to try to use COM2, COM3, COM4 or the next.

HP Switch 1910 console

On the prompt screen, enter the administrative login information.

Factory default access information:
• Username: admin
• Password: (No password)

After a successful login, the console command-line will be displayed.

Use the following command to configure an IP address on the Switch.

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After finishing the IP address configuration you need to connect a computer to the new HP Switch.

On the computer connected to the new HP Switch you need to:

Open a browser software, enter the IP address of your Switch and access the HP Switch web interface.

HP Switch Login

On the prompt screen, enter the administrative login information.

Factory default access information:
Username: admin
Password: (no password)

After a successful login, the administrative menu will be displayed.

Now it is time to save the HP switch settings by clicking on the save option available at the top right of the screen.

You have successfully configured the initial IP address configuration of you HP Switch.