Is there any cli command allowing to check the serial numbers of the inserted mini-GBIC modules on a HP J4813A ProCurve Switch 2524?

The show interfaces transceiver [PORT-NUMBER] command which works on newer ProCurves unfortunately doesn't work on this model.

I tried with the show tech command but found no relevant info there either.

PS. I only have remote access to the device.


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Try display transceiver interface <interface-id>.

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    I don't think the 2500 series has got Comware commands yet...
    – Zac67
    Commented Jul 11, 2018 at 13:11
  • Indeed they didn't. So far I've seen Comware commands only on those routers and switches that HP took over from Huawei. Commented Apr 22, 2019 at 12:37
  • Martin, I think you mean 3Com.
    – Zac67
    Commented May 9, 2020 at 15:56

show tech transceiver should work on the old Procurves, at least it does on the 2510 and 2600 series.

Somewhat newer Provision switches (2910, 2530, ...) support show interfaces transceiver [n] detail which outputs pretty much all there is.


Since even show tech transceiver doesn't seem to work on this old piece you can extract the info through SNMP MIBs:

Show all transceiver data:

walkMIB hpicfXcvrObjects

Show just serials:

walkMIB hpicfXcvrSerial

Also note that the 2500 series doesn't use GBICs or SFPs but proprietary modules (in case you want to upgrade or re-use the parts).

  • Unfortunately, the command "show tech transceiver" doesn't work on J4813A/ProCurve 2524 switches, so the question still remains open. The thing is, that since SNMP server is able to find that information, it should be also somehow available to retrieve manually as well. Commented Apr 18, 2019 at 2:22
  • @MartinLedermann I've added a walkMIB variant that should work.
    – Zac67
    Commented Apr 19, 2019 at 8:27
  • I have no access to any Linux server that would be in the same network as the switch. Or is there a way to do a walkMIB from an HP router as well? Commented May 9, 2019 at 0:03
  • walkMIBis a Procurve/Provision series console command.
    – Zac67
    Commented May 9, 2019 at 4:54
  • Indeed, the command itself is recognized, however unfortunately neither of the two objects you mentioned is being accepted. Do you think it might down to firmware? Commented May 17, 2019 at 23:00

I'm on firmware version 05.80 and the command I ran was show system-information The MAC, Serial Number, and a few other bits of information are displayed.

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    The OP was asking about transceiver S/Ns.
    – Zac67
    Commented May 8, 2020 at 21:09

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