H3C and HP A-Series hidden commands

As I stumbled on E-Series hidden commands last time, on A-Series/H3C devices hidden commands will be presented in this short post on H3C 5800 L3 switch and on different models the outputs might be different.

To get to the H3C hidden command console, first enter the system-view and then enter command “_hidecmd”. This will display a warning and will enter a hidden command prompt.

In this command console, you can enter hidden commands that are now even visible with “?” function.

The commands do not really look interesting, but many of them go multiple levels deep, for example the “_reset” shown below that can probably kick someone from the vty session (pity I was on console now).

In summary, now I know how to access hidden commands on ProCurve and on H3C :). Hopefully I will not need it, but good to know.

Peter Havrila

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