Change Switch Name On HP Procurve Switch

Below you will find the commands required to change the device name of the switch / router on the HP Procurve A-Series and the HP Procurve E-Series. This s a simple process and requires no downtime of the switch.

Change the System Name of the HP Procurve E Series

This is done with the command below. First go into config mode.

conf t

then enter hostname and then what you would like to call the switch

hostname allenswitch

This is now complete.

Change the System Name of the HP Procurve A Series

This is done with the sysname command.

sysname allenswitch

Allen White

Allen is a Consultant for ITPS in the North East of England and holds the following accreditations. MCSA, MCSE, MCTS, MCITP, CCA, CCSP, VCP 4,5 and HP ASE, AIS - Network Infrastructure.

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