Would you like to learn how to configure traffic shaper on an HP switch? In this tutorial, we are going to show you all the steps required to limit the amount of bandwidth used by a switch port using an HP Switch 1910, 1920 or 5500 using the web interface.

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Tutorial HP Switch - Traffic Shaper configuration

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.

Access the QoS menu, and select the GTS option.

HP Switch Traffic Shaper Menu

On the GTS screen, access the Setup tab and perform the following configuration:

• Select the desired port.

• GTS: Enable

• Match type: ANY

• CIR: Desired bandwidth in Kbits. (Not KBytes)

hp switch gts traffic shaper

In our example, we wanted to limit the switch port 10 to a maximum of 50 KBytes.

Keep in mind that the system expects the bandwidth value to be presented in Kbits.

To convert a KByte value to Kbit you need to multiply the value by 8.

In our example, 50 KBytes is equal to 400 Kbits.

hp switch traffic shaping

Don't forget to save your configuration.

Congratulations! You have successfully configured the HP Switch traffic shaping.