10 Easy steps for hardening your HP Switch

Below you can find 10 easy steps to make your HP Switch more secure

Step 1: Disable all unused ports. Step 2: Enable port-security for hosts. Step 3: Change Default passwords for users

Step 4: Configure SNTP server

time daylight-time-rule user-defined begin-date 03/25end-date 10/28 (depends of the your location)
time zone 120
sntp unicast
sntp 60
sntp server priority 1 xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
snap server priority 2 xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx

Step 5: Allow specific monitoring server accessing your switch with SNMP

snmp-server host xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx community "itsystemlab" trap-level all

Step 6: Disable non-encrypted protocols

no telnet-server
no web-management

Step 7: Enable HTTPS

web-management ssl

Step 8: Send your logs to a syslog server

logging xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
login severity info

Step 9: Allow only specific hosts accessing your switch

ip authorized-managers xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx access manager

Step 10: Configure radius for authentication

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