HP 4210 Switch Series are entry-level 10/100 Ethernet LAN switches with enterprise-class quality of service (QoS), security, and management features, delivering high value for network administrators looking for an economical edge device. Available Power over Ethernet (PoE) models are ideal for Voice over IP and wireless networking installations, while non-PoE models are also available for simple port expansion. Dual-personality ports allow flexibility, setting them apart from lower-end devices. The series supports an industry-standard command-line interface, Web-based administration, and SNMP management. Switches can be clustered in any combination up to 255 units for simplified administration. In addition to rack-mount models, HP E4210 switches are available in small form factor units for enterprise branch and small workgroup deployments, in both PoE and non-PoE versions, with the same manageability as the larger rack-mount models.


Traffic prioritization (IEEE 802.1p): allows real-time traffic classification mapped to four hardware queues per port

Secure Web GUI: provides a secure, easy-to-use graphical interface for configuring the module via HTTPS

Command-line interface (CLI): provides a secure, easy-to-use command-line interface for configuring the module via SSH or a switch console; provides direct real-time session visibility

SNMPv1, v2c, and v3: facilitate centralized discovery, monitoring, and secure management of networking devices

3Com-heritage Comware V3 Operating System: CLI and Web user interface in common with HP 4XXX and 55XX series switches

Port mirroring: enables traffic on a port to be simultaneously sent to a network analyzer for monitoring

Gigabit uplinks: dual-personality ports for either 10/100/1000 or mini-GBIC SFP connectivity for increased connectivity flexibility

Auto-MDIX: automatically adjusts for straight-through or crossover cables on all 10/100 and 10/100/1000 ports

RMON (remote monitoring): provides advanced monitoring and reporting capabilities for statistics, history, alarms, and events

Full-featured console: provides complete control of the switch with a familiar command-line interface (CLI)

Web interface: allows configuration of the switch from any Web browser on the network

Multiple configuration files: allow multiple configuration files to be stored to a flash image

Software updates: free downloads from the Web

GARP VLAN Registration Protocol: allows automatic learning and dynamic assignment of VLANs

VLAN support and tagging: support IEEE 802.1Q with 4,094 simultaneous VLAN IDs

Access control lists (ACLs): provide IP Layer 3 filtering based on source/destination IP address/subnet and source/destination TCP/UDP port number (may not apply to all models; see specifications for more details)

RADIUS/TACACS+: eases switch management security administration by using a password authentication server

Secure Shell: encrypts all transmitted data for secure remote CLI access over IP networks

Secure Web management with HTTPS and SSL: encrypts all HTTP traffic, allowing secure access to the browser-based management GUI in the switch (may not apply to all models; see specifications for more details)

IEEE 802.1X and RADIUS network logins: control port-based access for authentication and accountability