7 Posts

Cisco vs HP vs Dell CLI - VLAN Configuration

July 03, 2014 0 Comments cisco, hp, dell

This post continues my series on the differences between these three manufacturers and how they implement L2 and L3 VLANs.

Scenario 1: Create a Layer 2 VLAN

Cisco IOS:

vlan 10

HP Procurve:

vlan 10

Dell Powerconnect:

vlan database
vlan 10

Scenario 2: Create a Layer 3 VLAN (that's routable)

Cisco IOS:

interface vlan 10
ip address 192.168.1.

Cisco vs HP vs Dell CLI - Interface Configuration

June 30, 2014 0 Comments cisco, hp, dell

After working with all three switch manufacturers in a short period of time, I figured I would do a quick post on how each chooses how to implement VLANs at the interface level.

Scenario 1: Switchport needs to be part of a single native VLAN (VLAN 10)

Cisco IOS:

interface GigabitEthernet1/1
switchport mode access
switchport access vlan 10


HP ProCurve Switch Configuration

May 21, 2014 0 Comments hp, procurve

After working with ProCurve switches for a while, I figured I would post my general configuration for others to use as a template.  This configuration will be a simple setup with two VLAN's, please replace IP addreses and VLAN ID's with what fits your environment:


time timezone -480
time daylight-time-rule Continental-US-and-Canada
sntp server priority 1 128.138.140.

HP Switch (ProCruve) QoS Guide

December 20, 2013 0 Comments hp, procurve

Coming from a Cisco QoS background, I wanted to get a good grasp on HP QoS with the ProCurve switches, but there isn't much information out there (besides the Advanced Traffic Management Guide by HP).  This post should should consolidate some of that information, and is based on the the Advanced Traffic Management Guide, various vendor HP interopability guides, and