Would you like to learn how to configure an HP Switch Trunk using the web interface instead of using the command-line? In this tutorial, we are going to show you all the steps required to configure a trunk on an HP Switch 1910, 1920 or 5500 using the web interface.

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Tutorial - HP Switch VLAN Creation

First, you need to create a list of VLANS.

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 Network menu, and select the VLAN option.

hp switch vlan menu

On the VLAN screen, select the Create tab on the top of the screen.

To create a new VLAN, enter the desired identification number and click on the Create button.

hp switch vlan creation

In our example, the following VLANS were created:  7, 100, 500 and 999.

The VLAN 1 already exists by default on an HP Switch.

Tutorial - HP Switch Trunk Configuration

After finishing the VLAN creation, you need to configure a switch port as a trunk.

On the VLAN screen, select the Modify Port tab on the top of the screen.

To configure a switch port as a trunk, you will need to:

• Select the desired port.

• Select the Link Type option.

• Select the Trunk mode.

In our example, we configured the switch port 10 in trunk mode.

hp-switch-trunk-link-type

After configuring the switch port as a trunk, you need to associate a list of authorized VLANS.

To configure the list of authorized VLANS you need to:

• Select the desired port.

• Select the tagged membership type.

• Enter the ID of the desired VLAN or VLANS.

In our example, we authorized VLANS 7 and 999 to use this trunk.

HP switch trunk authorized vlan

Now, you need to set the default VLAN of the trunk.

To configure the trunk's default VLAN you need to:

• Select the desired port.

• Select the untagged membership type.

• Enter the ID of the desired VLAN

In our example, we configured VLAN 1 as the default VLAN to this trunk.

Every time this switch port receives a packet without any VLAN identification it will assume that the packet belongs to the default VLAN 1.

hp switch trunk default vlan

In the end, packets from VLAN 1, 7 and 999 are authorized to use this trunk.

You have successfully configured a switch port as a trunk.

Don’t forget to save your switch configuration.