05-25-2011 01:14 AM
I am under the expression that there are two HP ProCurve Manager versions. The free PCM and the licensed PCM+. I have been trying to find out information about the free PCM and how to get it but the information is very scarce. It has been pretty hopeless to find anything collective information from HP sites and I have been Googling but have only been able to find bits of information here and there from HP-sites.
I think my company has, at some point, had a licenced version but it has been "lost in time".. and I would like to start with the free PCM version.
I would appreciate any help to find a download
05-25-2011 11:31 AM
You can download a 60-day trial version of PCM+ 3.20 by going to http://h17007.www1.hp.com/us/en/support/converter/
- Select Product Brand as "ProCurve"
- Select Product Type as "Network Management / Security Software"
- Select Product Series as "HP PCM Plus Network Management Software Series"
- Select Product Name as whatever version you want to try. Since it's a trial license I'd recommend going for it with the "J9177A - HP PCM+ v3 Software with Unlimited Device License", as you can attach any license to it (e.g. 50 device license) after the trial period is up and it will just limit its scope to the licensed number of devices at that time.
- Select Software downloads under the Warranty Support section; this will pop up a new window.
- Click the Select icon for the appropriate C.03.20 build (32 or 64 bit).
- Click the Download button on the page navigated to.
During the first 60 days after installation you will have access to all PCM+ features. At the end of that time you can decide whether you want to continue to use PCM+, which would require you to purchase a license, or the "free" PCM. If you go with the free product you still have to register with HP but you don't have to pay anything. My understanding is that there is a description of the difference in features between the two in the User's Guide, which you can inspect during the trial period, but that basically the free product limits you to 50 devices and a subset of features which are mostly geared around monitoring your network rather than actively managing it.
10-20-2011 05:45 AM
From the Procurve Manager getting started guide:
The HP ProCurve Manager Plus Features
HP ProCurve Manager offers the basic functionality required by most IT organizations for network management. HP ProCurve Manager Plus includes all these features as well as the set of advanced features described on the next page. For more detailed information on these features and their uses, please see the
HP ProCurve Manager Network Administrator’s Guide that is included on the product CD.
Basic Features – with PCM
Network status summary:
Upon boot-up, a Network Status screen displays high-level information on network devices, end nodes, events, and traffic levels, all on one screen. From here, you can drill down on any one of these areas to get specific details.
Alerts and troubleshooting:
An Events Summary displays alerts and categorizes them by severity, making it easier to track where bottlenecks and issues exist in the network. Alert details provides information on the problem, even down to the specific port.
Automatic device discovery:
Customized for fast discovery of all HP ProCurvemanageablenetwork devices. Youcan also define specific IP subnets and VLANs on which to perform discovery.
Network Topology and mapping:
Automatically creates amap of discovered network devices. Maps are color-coded to reflect device status and can be viewed at multiple levels (physical view, subnet view, or VLAN view).
Many device-focused tasks can be per-formed directly by the software, or you can access web and command-line interfaces with the click of a button to manage individual devices from inside the PCM Client.
Advanced Features – with PCM+
The ProCurve Manager Plus (PCM+) package includes all of the functionality of PCM, along with advanced functionality that can dramatically improve the performance of an IT organization.
Network Traffic Analysis:
The Traffic Monitor helps you collect, measure, and analyze data about enterprise network traffic. Traffic Monitor allows you to quickly identify issues, isolate problems, and optimize resource usage.
The Traffic Monitor interface provides detailed information on traffic throughout the network. Leveraging enhanced traffic analysis protocols such as XRMON, you can monitor overall traffic levels, network segments with the highest traffic, or even the top users within a network segment.
The VLAN Manager in PCM+ provides a single tool to create, track, and manage VLANs on your network. The VLAN management interface lets you create and assign VLANs across the entire network, without having to access each network device individually. The VLAN Manager also provides Wizards for creating VLANs, and modifying VLAN configuration, significantly reducing the likelihood of error in working with VLANs.
The Configuration Manager in PCM+ automatically tracks and logs configuration changes. You can archive configurations, and then, for example roll back to a knowngood configuration ifany configuration changes cause any problems. Configurations can also be compared over time or between two devices, with differences automatically highlighted for you.
This functionality helps significantly decrease unplanned net-work downtime and reduce the number of repetitive, configuration tasks that consume hours of your valuable time.
02-13-2012 06:51 AM
I have just recieved my license keys for PCM 4.0 but they dont men tion where to get the download
anyone know the download location for a licesend user?
02-13-2012 11:28 AM
When I follow the link posted in one of the earlier posts (http://h17007.www1.hp.com/us/en/support/converter/
04-20-2012 02:54 PM - edited 04-20-2012 02:57 PM
I recently downloaded C.03.20_PCM-Software-0320-x64 PCM-64 Bit onto win2k8-r2 as per instruction in the below thread. Installation seemed to go smoothly but when I try to launch I get the following error:
Could not start the HP ProCurve Network Manager Server service on Local Computer
Error 1075: The dependency service does not exist or has been marked for deletion
In the Event viewer i see this error message
The HP ProCurve Network Manager Server service depends the following service: HP ProCurve Datastore. This service might not be installed.
I am not sure what this means and how to resolve this.
Have any one experienced this same problem ? What is the fix ?
04-22-2012 02:35 AM
Does the ProCurve Datastore service exist under your services? If not something might have gone wrong in your installation, and it would be worth trying to re-install.
Justin Guse @hp
HPN Remote Support Engineer
04-24-2012 11:01 AM
I do not see the services. I tried reinstallign multiple times but does not see to work? Does this service look for any standard port to be available ? Is that causing the problem during installation?
04-25-2012 03:45 PM
You really don't see any "HP ProCurve ..." services when checking in the Admin Tools > Services? That's odd... are you sure there's nothing interfering with installation, like some software that's been installed on the server, such as an antivirus or antimalware that's blocking the services? I'd think you should be getting errors during installation if the services aren't even installed.
If that doesn't help it would be great if you could open a case with support.
Justin Guse @hp
HPN Remote Support Engineer
09-18-2012 01:33 PM
Why, Why is it so hard to do a simple thing?
I want to download Hp ProCurve Manager. HP's documentation refers to a page http://www.hp.com/united-states/business/products.
I try another search, I get another link which doesn't list the program either, it makes me search yet again and I get errors. I finally find this site, and go to the page. I eventually guess at what version I need and get to: https://h10145.www1.hp.com/downloads/SoftwareRelea
Which seems to be a version for a specific switch!
Hp, Is this the best you can do?
10-29-2012 05:37 AM
I jsut browsed to this link from the HP homepage, once you fill it in, it will give you the two instances to choose from (limited devices or unlimited devices) down load this and you should be good to go.
Don't forget to mark a post resolved if your question was answered.
03-30-2015 12:09 PM
Since this still comes up as a top google result when searching for PCM, I figured I'd update here the newest link to the PCM+ v4.00 download trial.