Quick Tip: Enabling Out Of Band Management on HP Procurve Switches

Hello Everyone!

Here is another TD Sheridan Quick Tip. A lot of switch vendors these days are shipping dedicated management ports. The main advantage of this port in my opinion is that it allows you to easily manage switches that have a dedicated function, like a dedicated iSCSI or security camera switch. With a dedicated management port it allows you add a little bit of configuration to a switch without having to worry about VLANs, Routing, or Trunking just to manage it.

Here is how to do it on a HP Procurve Switch:

Switch> enable
Switch# oobm enable
Switch# oobm ip address
Switch# oobm ip default-gateway

I hope this Quick Tip helps.