I'm using a HP 1920 Switch with a 3 VLANs configuration combined with a pfSense Firewall. VLAN 1 is configured as Management Interface. If I connect to the switch by cable I can access the Webinterface just fine. But if I connect through VPN (openVPN on pfSense) I can't neither access the Webinterface nor ping the Switch. However I can ping the Switch from the pfSense Firewall using the internal ping tool. And I can ping other devices on the MGMT Net just fine through VPN.

My guess is that the Switch blocks access from IPs outside the MGMT Net, which the VPN tunnel is. I have tried to define an ACL and Authorized IP but no matter what I set there I cannot access the switch Webinterface through VPN.

The network is setup as follows

  • MGMT Net

  • VPN Tunnel

Has anyone succeeded to administer an HP 1920 Switch through a VPN tunnel? How can I do this?

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I ran into a similar issue with a 5412. It worked for us after making sure the switch's default gateway (where you set the switch's IP in the VLAN Mgmt section) was set to the firewall's IP on the management VLAN.

  • Thanks for the hint! Will test and report back as soon as I have access to the Switch. May 5, 2016 at 11:48

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