Enabling Spanning Tree/STP on an HP Procurve Switch

Have had a couple of requests for setting up Spanning Tree on Procurve 2530 & 2920 switches recently.  It’s extremely straightforward & can be done via CLI with Telnet or through the Web Management.

Under the web login(http://ipaddress), login with your manager (read/write) login at the top right corner of the screen.  Expand Spanning Tree and Select Tree Management.  On the right-hand side, select Change and select the box to enable.  Save and you’re done

For the CLI, connect via Telnet to your switch IP address.  Type in menu from the CLI to bring up the configuration menu.

Select option 2 for Switch Configuration on the 1st Screen.

Select Option 4 for Spanning Tree Operation from the next screen.

Select Edit and press Enter from the bottom menu, use your arrows to select STP Enabled & Space Bar to toggle the selection to Yes. Press Enter to go back to the Actions Menu and Select Save to save changes.

About AJ McKean

Based in sunny Tauranga, New Zealand, AJ McKean is a Senior Systems Engineer in Mt Maunganui. With over 15 years of professional IT experience working in both New Zealand and the United States, he holds several certifications including MCSE(2000-2003), MCITP:Enterprise(2008), MCSA(2012), VMware VCP-DCV5.5, CompTIA A+ & is an HP Storage Architect. He is passionate about all things IT, especially virtualization, automation & cloud technologies.

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