New to HP Networking products? Know Cisco IOS CLI and now work with HPN products? Or know Comware (from previous 3Com/H3C days) and now also work with HPN ProVision products? Or know HPN ProVision and now work with Comware? And more than anything, you just want a reference that shows you how to translate what you know in one of these CLI’s into the “new” CLI you’re trying to learn??? Well, the HP Networking and Cisco CLI Reference Guide is the book for you.
CLI Reference Guide
The HP Networking and Cisco CLI Reference Guide is available for free as a pdf via HP Press, all you need is an account (signup is free) on the http://www.hppress.com website, do a simple search on “cli guide”, select the HP Networking and Cisco CLI Reference Guide – Version 2 book and “purchase it”…it’s that simple. There is also a print version (not free) available for purchase.
This is the direct URL:
The CLI Guide layout is in 2 formats: for each feature/function, there is a side-by-side table that shows (where possible) the required commands….if there is not a matching command, then the required command is still listed. Below the side-by-side table is a more detailed listing of the possible combinations of the commands for each platform.
The CLI Guide does not cover all features and possible combinations of capabilities, but most of the Layer 2 and 3 basics are covered, plus a few other technologies.
Although the CLI Guide is now almost 2 years old, it is still relevant even if some of the commands and/or options have changed…it provides a good starting point in translating what you know in one CLI to another.
I have even referenced this CLI Guide to folks coming from other infrastructure devices needing to learn ProVision or Comware.
Here are a few sample screen shots from the CLI Guide:
Happy networking 🙂