Hello switchy

As I wrote in the previous article, the last days I was busy editing some 3D models but today I had a new task. My boss Robin gave me a big package. I could read the sign: A new Hp 5130 switch! To that he laid two SFP transceiver and asked me to install the newest firmware. After that I configured the device. Once in a while I even played a little bit around on a Hp switch but it was a virtual one. I personally like Hp more because I don’t like the marketing of Cisco. Therefore, I was happy to configure a switch of Hp.

The firmware upgrade is a little bit different on Hp switches than on Cisco devices. I write it down here if you’re interested.

The first step ist easy: connect the console port to the switch and proceed as follows:



[HP-Vlan-interface1]ip address



Press CTRL+C to abort.

Connected to (

220 Welcome to Quick ’n Easy FTP Server

User ( admin

331 Password required for admin


230 User successfully logged in.

Remote system type is UNIX

ftp> binary

200 Type set to BINARY

ftp> get 5130EI-CMW710-R3207.ipe

227 Entering Passive Mode (192,168,1,2,4,0)

150 Opening BINARY mode data connection for file transfer.

226 Transfer complete

65836032 bytes received in 432.492 seconds (148.66 Kbytes/s)

ftp> bye

221 Bye

<HP>boot-loader file flash:/5130EI-CMW710-R3207.ipe slot 1 main

Verifying the IPE file and the images…….Done.

HP 5130-24G-PoE+-4SFP+ (370W) EI Switch images in IPE:



This command will set the main startup software images. Continue? [Y/N]:Y

Do you want to overwrite files without prompt? [Y/N]:Y

Add images to slot 1.

Decompressing file 5130ei-cmw710-boot-r3207.bin to flash:/5130ei-cmw710-boot-r3207.bin…..Done.

Decompressing file 5130ei-cmw710-system-r3207.bin to flash:/5130ei-cmw710-system-r3207.bin……………………………………….Done.

The images that have passed all examinations will be used as the main startup software images at the next reboot on slot 1.


After the upgrade Robin took some of his time to configure the switch with me. We configured all security related options and prepared the switch to test it. The goal is to get the old blade system from the administration building to our location (the IT building). For this we had the SFP connections.

Here is the configuration of the 10Gbit/s ports:

interface Ten-GigabitEthernet1/0/25

description *** Uplink to core sw1 port ## ***

port link-type trunk

undo port trunk permit vlan 1

port trunk permit vlan 2 700 999



And here the configuration of the normal Gigibit ports:

interface GigabitEthernet1/0/17

port link-type hybrid

undo port hybrid vlan 1

port hybrid vlan 2 untagged

port hybrid pvid vlan 2

poe enable


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