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					              HP Virtual Lab – Environment Guide

   Course Code hh727s.a                                            Rail Verified = No

   Course Name Deploying HP ProCurve Switches

       Doc Date 1 February 2010

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Introduction
This document is designed to orient instructors to the HPVL lab environment used to deliver Deploying HP
ProCurve Switches (ProCurve course # 00120282). The course presentation will be delivered live to
students who will use the virtual lab environment to perform hands-on activities.
Students will work individually or in up to six teams of two students. The HPVL lab activity for this course
accompanies Module 1 through 6.

Equipment Overview

The below table lists the equipment that is available to students in each of the 6 (max) “Pods” that are
assigned to a class.

Lab Team Equipment – Number of Students per Team = 1 or 2
   1 x ProCurve Switch      The switches are connected as shown in the diagram below, with 1 x 8212zl
                8212zl      defined as a Core switch and 3 x 5406zl switches as Edge switches.
   3 x ProCurve Switch      Each switch has at least one PC connection. One of the switches has two PC
                5406zl      connections.

                     At the start of the course, the switches will be at default settings (with all ports
                     disabled to prevent network loops) with no management passwords. All of the
                     links between the switches are in place. All Pods will be inter-connected via an
                     Instructor switch for the last two labs.
 Windows Server 2003 Virtual machine running Windows Server 2003 with all utilities a student would
                     expect to find in a lab environment with local hardware. This dual-homed host
                     has interfaces on the HPVL network and the lab network; each interface IP
                     address is statically assigned, with the default gateway on the HPVL network.
                     The server’s IP address on the lab network is 10.x.2.100, where x is the group
                     or pod number. Access to the lab network is enabled by two persistent static
                     routes:

                                   Route add 10.0.0.0 mask 255.0.0.0 10.x.2.1
                                   Route add 172.17.0.0 mask 255.255.0.0 10.x.2.1

                            Students must not modify server IP address configuration or static routes.

                            The only installed software TFTPd32n, which is used for backing up
                            configurations of all switches in the group. The root folder for all software utilities
                            is C:\kits. The desktop has shortcuts to the TFTPd32n application and its root
                            folder (C:\tftp-root), My Computer, Internet Explorer, and the Command Prompt.




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              The Windows Server is configured to support DNS with two reverse lookup
              zones: 10.x.1.0 and 10.x.2.0. The forward lookup zone is set at pcu0x.edu. Host
              records have been defined for all four switches and the server.
              The server also supports DHCP scopes for VLANs 10, 20, 30, and 40. Server
              options include the DNS domain name (pcu0x.edu) and the DNS server
              (10.x.2.100). Scope options do not include a default gateway. Instead, each
              scope has an option that provides classless static routes to the 10.0.0.0/8 range
              and the 172.17.0.0/16 range. Both routes specify the nearest router interface as
              the next hop (10.[group].[vlan].1).
Four PC hosts Virtual machines running Windows XP with all the utilities a student would
              expect to find in a lab environment with local hardware. These dual-homed hosts
              have interfaces on the HPVL network and the lab network. The interface on the
              HPVL network has a statically defined IP address, and provides the PC’s default
              gateway. The interface on the lab network obtains an IP address and mask
              dynamically from the Windows server. Students must not modify IP address
              configuration or static routes on of any of the PC hosts.

                 Software installed on client PCs is shown below.
                     TFTPd32n software is available for backing up switch configurations. Lab
                        steps direct students to use the Server for TFTP; however, they may use
                        the software on client PCs if necessary.
                     TFGEN is used in Lab 4 to add traffic to the network.

                 The root folder for the software utilities is C:\kits. The desktop has shortcuts to
                 the TFTPd32n application and its root folder, My Computer, Internet Explorer,
                 and the Command Prompt.




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Equipment Layout (Single Group)




NOTE: For this course (DPS – hh727s), only the ports on the “B” Modules of each Pod’s switches are used, as
shown in the above diagram. The ports on the “A” modules of these switches are used to support a different
course, and must be left disabled to prevent loops or unintended lab results.




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Equipment Layout (Inter-pod Connections)




NOTE: For HPVL delivery of this course, ports A14 and A15 on the Instructor switch are connected together
(as shown above) to support labs requiring active ports for route injection or redistribution. This may differ
from ports specified in the hh727s Instructor Guide for use in an onsite delivery.




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Instructor Responsibilities

Reservations and Student Login Information
HPVL does not support registration by individual students for Deploying HP ProCurve Switches, which is
designed as Instructor-Led Training. Information on scheduling your class can be found on the internal
HPVL Program web site, located at
http://intranet.hp.com/tsg/WW2/edservices/VirtualDelivery/HPVirtualLabs/Pages/index.html
and then click on the left menu link Other Groups. Specific information on the scheduling process is noted
on the top of the Reservation Request form. You must submit the Reservation Request form to get your
student logons. If you do not have access to this page, your Regional Training Manager can submit the
request on your behalf.

When a reservation is confirmed, you will receive an e-mail with student login IDs, passwords, and login
instructions. You are responsible for distributing this information to students. After logging in, students will
have access to all lab groups. Consequently, you must assign students to their correct groups and teams in
the lab.

For information on delivery and performance of the lab activities, see the Instructor Guide provided by
ProCurve.

Support
As the instructor, you are the first line of support for student questions regarding login to the HPVL
environment and issues related to the performance and completion of the lab activities. Students cannot
contact HPVL directly for support information.

If you cannot resolve a support issue and need immediate assistance during a session, contact HPVL
staff by the preferred method of sending email with a detailed description of the problem to DAS-
Support@hp.com or by calling +1.978.474.2882. Support staff is available 24 hours per day Monday
through Friday.

For inquiries and issues that do not require immediate assistance, visit http://hpvl.usa.hp.com/teach.htm
and submit a support ticket. To access the Web-based support system, click the “Submit a Support Ticket”
link.

If any time the switches go into a state that requires physical access, such as a power cycle, you must be
able to provide the identifier that will enable HPVL personnel to identify the location of the switch. The
format of the identifier includes a Rack ID and the position of the switch within the rack – for example,
“R174SW2.” This identifier is displayed for each switch on the student’s lab page, and is also part of the
switch name that is assigned at the start of the class. The switch name also includes information that will
enable the instructor and student to ensure that the correct device is being accessed. Instructors assign an
ID to a group of students, and when students log on to HPVL, they must select the pod that corresponds
with the group ID to which they have been assigned. To access a given switch, students will click on the
link that corresponds with the device’s friendly name, which may be Router, Edge_1, Edge_2, or Edge_3.
Each switch’s name reflects the Location ID, the Pod number, and the friendly name, and is formatted as
follows:

         R<nn>SW<nn>-Podx-<friendly_name> (for example, “R174SW2-Pod3-Edge_1”)

In Lab 6-1, students will rename two of the four switches in the group. It is imperative that the modified
name includes the original Location ID and Pod number, and this will require that they retype this
information when issuing the hostname command.




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If a student is unable to start a console session when they click the appropriate link, the most likely reason
is that a session to the switch’s console is already in use. Given the fact that multiple students may be
working on the same set of switches, you may need to identify which student has locked the console
session, and must release it to enable another student to open a console session with the switch. If the
console session is locked, but does not appear to be active, you can Telnet to the switch and release the
locked session. Issue the “show telnet” command, and issue the “kill <n>” command (where n is the locked
session, usually “1”).

Similarly, each Windows XP client can have only one remote desktop session open. You may be able to
minimize conflicts by assigning each student a set of switches and clients to which they can expect sole
access. The Windows Server 2003 can support multiple remote console sessions.

The “Router” in each group is hosted by an 8212zl switch with redundant management modules. The HPVL
version of the DPS Lab Guide does not require students to issue any commands that will force a
management module switchover. However, should students issue any commands that result in a
switchover, you may need to tell them to close the console session with the standby module and choose
the switch’s MM2 link.
Instructor equipment
The instructor switch interconnects all pods during Labs 6.1 and 6.2. The password is “07procurve”
(password is case-sensitive).

      Ports A7-A12 are defined as untagged members of VLAN 200 (10.0.200.1/24) and are enabled
       when the configuration is restored at the start of a course delivery. Students enable the pod side of
       their group’s link during Lab 6.1.

      Ports A14-A15 are untagged members of VLAN 300 with the IP address 172.17.21.21. Students
       configure default static routes in Labs 6-1 and 6-2 that enable PCs in their group to reach these
       addresses.

      Port A16 is an untagged member of VLAN 202 (10.0.202.1/24) and provides connectivity to the
       instructor PC.
The configuration for the Instructor switch remains constant throughout the course delivery. The
configuration can be found on the Instructor PC at C:\tftp-root\class_core.cfg.
The Instructor PC is a virtual machine running Windows XP. This is a dual-homed host with statically
assigned IP addresses on the HPVL network and the lab network. To login to the Instructor PC:
               username = “Administrator”
               password = “07procurve” (password is case-sensitive).
The IP address on the lab network is 10.0.202.100/24. This interface is connected to port A16 on the
instructor switch. This host’s default gateway is on the HPVL network; access to lab network is enabled by
a persistent static route: route add 10.0.0.0 mask 255.0.0.0 10.0.202.1.

This PC has TFTPd32n installed. The TFTP root folder (named “tftp-root”) has a folder for each pod (“Pod1”
through “Pod6”), which contains switch configurations for Labs 3 through 6.2.




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Configuration for Lab Activities
    At the start of the class, the switches are booted with a default configuration that has all ports
     disabled to prevent network loops.

All lab steps are performed using console connections to the switch’s management modules.

Solution Configurations
Solution configurations for all pods have been stored on each pod’s Windows Server in the folder
“C:\Kits\Podx Lab configs” with names in the format <switch_name>.L<lab_number>.cfg. For example, Lab
5.1 configuration for the router would be named: “router.L51.cfg.”

After the switches have been configured through Lab 3, Task 7, they are able to reach the server. If you
need to download configurations from the TFTP server to a switch that has not been configured through
Lab 3, you can issue a few configuration instructions to provide server access for the purpose of
downloading solution configurations.

Router:
vlan 1 ip address 10.x.1.1/24
interface b1,b3,b13 enable
vlan 2 ip address 10.x.2.1/24
vlan 2 untag b13
ip routing

Edge_1:
vlan 1 ip address 10.x.1.2/24
ip default-gateway 10.x.1.1
int b1 enable

Edge_2:
vlan 1 ip address 10.x.1.3/24
ip default-gateway 10.x.1.1
int b1,b4 enable

Edge_3:
vlan 1 ip address 10.x.1.4/24
ip default-gateway 10.x.1.1
int b2 enable

You will also need to temporarily change the TFTP default folder from C:\tftp-root to C:\Kits\Podx Lab
configs.


Equipment Reset
At the beginning of lab activities, the ProCurve switches should be in the following state:

    8212zl:
        o Both management modules started
        o Software version K.13.63 in primary and in secondary flash areas
        o Booted using primary flash
        o Management Module 1 is active, Management Module 2 is standby
        o Switch name that includes Location ID, Pod number, and the name “Router”
        o All ports disabled


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    Three 5406zls (labeled Edge_1, Edge_2, and Edge_3):
           o Software version K.13.51 in primary and in secondary flash areas
           o Booted using primary flash
           o Switch name that includes Location ID, Pod number, and Edge_1, Edge_2, or Edge_3
           o All ports disabled
The instructions below present a process for bringing the switches to this state after the students have
completed the lab activities.

Commands for 5406zl edge switches                                Notes/Effect
Edge_n# copy usb flash K_13_51.swi secondary                     Copies software image to secondary flash.
Edge_n# copy usb flash K_13_51.swi primary                       Copies software image to primary flash.
Edge_n# boot set-default flash primary                           Sets switch to boot from primary flash at
                                                                 next restart.
Edge_n# erase startup-config                                     Erases the existing configuration and
                                                                 forces a resets of the configuration to
                                                                 system default settings, with all ports
                                                                 enabled. Because of the redundant
                                                                 connections, only one switch in a given pod
                                                                 should be at system default settings at one
                                                                 time. If all switches in a pod are at system
                                                                 defaults simultaneously, loops will result.
Press ENTER twice, then any key to continue
<switch_name># config                                            Enter the configuration context
<switch_name># int a1-b24 disable                                Disable all ports
<switch_name># write memory                                      Save the modified configuration
<switch_name>)# logout




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Commands for 8212zl switches                                  Notes/Effect
Router# copy usb flash K_13_63.swi secondary                  Copies software image to secondary flash.
Router# copy usb flash K_13_63.swi primary                    Copies software image to primary flash.
Router# boot set-default flash primary                        Sets switch to boot from primary flash at
                                                              next restart,
Router# redundancy active-management                          Sets MM 1 to be active module at next
management-module1                                            restart.
Router# erase startup-config                                  Erases the existing configuration and
                                                              forces a resets of the configuration to
                                                              system default settings, with all ports
                                                              enabled. Because of the redundant
                                                              connections, only one switch in a given pod
                                                              should be at system default settings at one
                                                              time. If all switches in a pod are at system
                                                              defaults simultaneously, loops will result.
Press ENTER twice, then any key to continue
<switch_name># config                                         Enter the configuration context
<switch_name># int a1-b24 disable                             Disable all ports
<switch_name># write memory                                   Save the modified configuration
<switch_name>)# logout


Recovering from Forgotten Passwords
Lab activities for Deploying HP ProCurve Switches instruct students to configure passwords for the
manager and operator accounts, and then remove them in a later activity; however, if students have failed
to remove the passwords, you will be prompted for a user name and password at login. You may be able to
gain access by providing “manager” in response to the user name prompt, and “manager” in response to
the password prompt. If you are able to gain access using this password, issue the following commands to
remove password protection:

Switch# config
Switch(config)# no password manager
Switch(config)# no password operator

If students have configured passwords other than those provided above, HPVL technicians can clear
passwords and regain access by pressing and holding the Clear button for at least five seconds. The Clear
button is located on the 8212zl’s System Support Module, and on the 5406zl’s chassis. If a manual switch
password reset is required during a course delivery, the Instructor should contact DAS-Support to request
that this be done.

HPVL Delivery Checklist

    Make sure you have student login information for HPVL before class

    Print Student and Lab Guides




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