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HP Switch

When you configure HP Switch integration to send log data to USM Anywhere, you can use the HPSwitch plugin to translate the raw log data into normalized events for analysis.

Device Details
Device vendor Hewlett-Packard
Device type Switch
Connection type Syslog
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Integrating the HP Switch

Before you configure the integration, you must have the IP Address of the USM Anywhere Sensor.

To configure the HP Switch to send log data to USM Anywhere

  1. Log in to the HP switch.

  2. Enter global configuration mode:


    If successful, the CLI changes to the following prompt:


  3. Enter:

    logging <syslog-ip-addr>


    <syslog-ip-addr> is the IP address of the USM Anywhere Sensor.

  4. Exit config mode:


  5. Save the current configuration to the startup configuration for your HP ProCurve device:

    write mem

Plugin Enablement

For plugin enablement information, see Manual Plugin Management.

Available Plugin Fields

The following plugin fields are important attributes extracted from the syslog message. The USM Anywhere reports use these fields, and you can also reference them when creating custom reports. In addition to reporting, the USM Anywhere correlation rules make use of these fields.

  • authentication_mode
  • customfield_0
  • customheader_0
  • destination_address
  • event_name
  • source_address
  • source_port


For troubleshooting, refer to the vendor documentation: