Would you like to learn how to configure an HP Switch VLAN 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 a VLAN on an HP Switch 1910, 1920 or 5500 using the command-line.

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Tutorial - HP Switch Vlan 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

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.

HP Switch models like 1910 and 1920 usually hide the complete list of commands available.

Use the following command to enable the Secret access mode.

The secret mode offers access to all the commands available.

# _cmdline-mode on

You will be asked for the Factory password to enable the secret command line access.

•  HP Switch 1910: 512900
•  HP Switch 1920: Jinhua1920unauthorized

Use the system-view command to enter the configuration mode.

# system-view

Create a new vlan, select an identification number and add a brief description.

# vlan 100
# description Data Network
# quit

Access the interface configuration mode and associate the port with a Vlan.

# interface GigabitEthernet 1/0/40
# port access vlan 100
# quit

In our example, the Switch port 40 was configured as a member of VLAN 100.

Don't forget to save your switch configuration.

# save

You have successfully created a new VLAN.

You have successfully associated a Switch port to a specific VLAN.