Would you like to learn how to perform the HP Switch Intervlan routing configuration using the command-line instead of using the web interface? In this tutorial, we are going to show you all the steps required to configure the VLAN routing feature using an HP Switch 5500 using the command-line.

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Tutorial - HP Switch InterVlan Routing

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 5500, you will need to select the Serial Connection category and use the following options:

• Connection type: Serial
• Serial line: COM1
• Speed: 9600

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


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 system-view command to enter the configuration mode.

# system-view

Create the required VLANS, select an identification number and add a brief description.

# vlan 100
# description DESKTOPS
# quit
# vlan 200
# description SERVERS
# quit

Create the required virtual interfaces using the following commands.

# interface Vlan-interface100
# ip address
# undo shutdown

# interface Vlan-interface200
# ip address
# undo shutdown

Every computer on the network should point to as the default gateway.

Every computer on the network should point to as the default gateway.

The Layer 3 switch will be responsible for routing the packets between and the networks.

If you need to create a default route, use the following command as an example:

# ip route-static

Don't forget to save your switch configuration.

# save

Congratulations! You have successfully configured the Inter VLAN routing feature.