HP ProCurve

This document provides the steps required to configure the HP ProCurve Inspector.


Quick Details

Recommended Agent: Self-Managed
Supported Agents: Self-Managed
Is Auto-Discovered By: Network Discovery Inspector
Can Auto-Discover: N/A
Parent/Child Type Inspector: No
Inspection via: SSH
Data Summary: Here


See it in Action


HP ProCurve OS support

Currently, the HP ProCurve Inspector only supports HP switches with ProVision OS.

Inspector Setup Preparation


On-Premises Agent

Please follow the instructions to provision an On-premises Agent before proceeding.

Install the On-Premises Agent on a server within the network residing behind the firewall of the network.


Configuring Management via SSH

You must allow the Agent to communicate with the device via SSH. Follow the steps outlined in this HP Procurve Reference Guide to set up SSH access.


Access Level

Make sure that the SSH user account has Manager Access

Liongard Inspector Setup

Individual Inspector Setup

In Liongard, navigate to Admin > Inspectors > Inspector Types > Navigate to the HP ProCurve Inspector > Select Add System.

Fill in the following information:

  • Environment: Select the Environment this System should be associated to
  • Friendly Name: Suggested "HP Procurve [Environment Name]"
  • Agent: Select the On-premises Agent installed for this Environment
  • Inspector Version: Latest
  • IP/Hostname: Enter the address used to access the device
  • SSH Port: Provide the port for which SSH is listening. The default for SSH is typically Port 22.
  • SSH Username: Input the username configured to authenticate with SSH
  • SSH Password: Input the password for the username configured to authenticate with SSH
  • Scheduling: The Inspector will default to run once a day at the time the Inspector is set up. Here you can adjust the schedule

Select Save. The Inspector will now be triggered to run within the minute

Activating Auto-Discovered Inspectors

If you have set up a Network Discovery Inspector, it will auto-discover your HP ProCurve Inspectors. After completing the setup preparation above, follow the steps below:

Navigate to Admin > Inspectors > Select HP ProCurve Inspector > Select the Discovered Systems tab

Here you can Activate your Discovered HP ProCurve Inspector(s):

  1. Individually select the three dots Action menu to the left of the Discovered HP ProCurve Inspector(s)
  2. Edit the HP ProCurve Inspector(s) to include the following credentials gathered in the Inspector Setup Preparation
  • SSH Username: Input the Username configured to authenticate with SSH
  • SSH Password: Input the password for the username configured to authenticate with SSH
  1. Save the Inspector(s)
  2. Select the checkbox to the left of the Inspector(s) that you would like to Activate
  3. Select the Actions drop-down menu above the Discovered Systems table
  4. Select Activate Launchpoints


Inspector Troubleshooting

If a security error is generated when the Inspector runs, you may need to accept the RSA key on the device with which you are connecting.

You can use PuTTY, and when you do so, you will have the opportunity to add the Key to the device's cache.

If the Inspector is failing or not returning all information from the device, make sure that the SSH account has proper Manager access.

Optional: Turn on Flexible Asset/Configuration Auto-Updating

If you would like this Inspector's data to be sent to ConnectWise and/or IT Glue, turn on Flexible Assets/Configurations for this Inspector:

  • ConnectWise: Admin > Integrations > ConnectWise > Configuration Types > Confirm the "Configuration Auto-Updating" toggle is enabled
  • IT Glue: Admin > Integrations > IT Glue > Flexible Assets > Confirm the "Flexible Asset Auto-Updating" toggle is enabled