Enter the hidden CLI on a HPE 1920-8G

Quick guide on how to Enter the hidden CLI

Beneath the HPE1920-8G is actually a 3COM device, perfectly capable of anything you might need in your home network/lab (Full Layer-3 like OSPF, AAA and QoS).

This is a quick post on how to get there,
(so I don’t have to google it any time I need to change something)¬†

*Warning* – not recommended – you are on your own if you try this!

<1920-8G>_cmdline-mode on
All commands can be displayed and executed. Continue? [Y/N]y
Please input password: Jinhua1920unauthorized
Warning: Now you enter an all-command mode for developer's testing, some commands may affect operation by wrong use, please carefully use it with our engineer's direction.

And your in…

<1920-8G>?
User view commands:
 archive Specify archive settings
 backup Backup next startup-configuration file to TFTP server
 boot-loader Set boot loader
 bootrom Update/read/backup/restore bootrom
 cd Change current directory 
 clock Specify the system clock
 cluster Run cluster command
 copy Copy from one file to another 
 crypto-digest Compute the hash digest for a specified file
 debugging Enable system debugging functions
 delete Delete a file 
 dir List files on a file system 
 display Display current system information
 fixdisk Recover lost chains in storage device
 format Format the device
 free Clear user terminal interface
 ftp Open FTP connection 
 initialize Delete the startup configuration file and reboot system
 ipc Interprocess communication
 ipsetup Assign an IP address to VLAN-interface 1 
 lock Lock current user terminal interface
 logfile Specify log file configuration
 mkdir Create a new directory 
 more Display the contents of a file 
 move Move the file 
 ntdp Run NTDP commands
 password Specify password of local user
 ping Ping function 
 pwd Display current working directory 
 quit Exit from current command view
 reboot Reboot system/board/card
 rename Rename a file or directory 
 reset Reset operation
 restore Restore next startup-configuration file from TFTP server 
 rmdir Remove an existing directory 
 save Save current configuration
 schedule Schedule system task
 scp Secure copy
 screen-length Specify the lines displayed on one screen
 send Send information to other user terminal interface
 sftp Establish one SFTP connection 
 ssh2 Establish a secure shell client connection 
 stack Switch stack system
 startup Specify system startup parameters 
 summary Display summary information of the device.
 super Set the current user priority level 
 system-view Enter the System View
 telnet Establish one TELNET connection 
 terminal Set the terminal line characteristics 
 tftp Open TFTP connection 
 tracert Trace route function 
 undelete Recover a deleted file 
 undo Cancel current setting
 upgrade Upgrade the system boot file or the Boot ROM program 
 xmodem Establish an xmodem connection
<1920-8G>

…well there is one more level for the good stuff like OSPF:

<1920-8G>system-view
System View: return to User View with Ctrl+Z.
[1920-8G]?
System view commands:
 aaa Specify AAA configuration
 acl Specify acl configuration information
 archive Specify archive settings
 arp Specify ARP configuration information 
 attack-defense Specify attack defense policy configuration 
 information
 bootrom-update bootrom update
 burst-mode Specify burst mode
 clock Specify the system clock
 cluster Specify cluster configuration information
 command-alias Specify command alias 
 command-privilege Specify the command level 
 configuration Specify configuration settings
 copyright-info Copyright information configuration
 cut Cut connection
 ddos Ddos function
 delete Delete function
 dhcp DHCP configuration subcommands 
 dhcp-snooping DHCP Snooping
 display Display current system information
 dns Specify domain name system 
 domain Add domain or modify domain attributes
 dot1x Specify 802.1X configuration information 
 execute Batch Command
 file Specify file system configuration information 
 fips Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 
 140-2 module
 ftp Specify FTP configuration information 
 garp Generic Attribute Registration Protocol
 gratuitous-arp-learning Gratuitous Arp learning function 
 gratuitous-arp-sending Sending gratuitous-arp packet when receiving 
 different sub-network arp packet function 
 gvrp GARP VLAN Registration Protocol
 ha Enable/Disable HA Version check of Master and Slave
 habp Specify HABP configuration information
 header Specify the login banner 
 hotkey Specify hotkey configuration information 
 hwtacacs Specify HWTACACS server
 igmp-snooping IGMP snooping
 info-center Specify information center configuration information
 interface Specify the interface configuration view 
 ip Specify IP configurations for the system
 ipv6 Enable IPv6 functionality
 irf IRF Stack
 job Schedule a system task
 jumboframe Jumboframe command
 lacp Configure LACP Protocol
 link-aggregation Link aggregation group
 lldp Link Layer Discovery Protocol(802.1ab) 
 local-user Specify local user configuration information
 logfile Specify log file configuration
 loopback-detection Detect if loopback exists
 mac-address Configure MAC address
 mac-authentication MAC authentication configuration
 mac-flapping Configure MAC-Flapping function 
 mac-vlan Specify the MAC VLAN configuration information
 mirroring-group Specify mirroring-group
 mld-snooping Enter mld-snooping view
 multicast-vlan Multicast VLAN
 ndp Neighbor discovery protocol
 ntdp Specify NTDP configuration information
 ntp-service Specify NTP(Network Time Protocol) configuration 
 information
 ospf Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
 password-control Specify password control
 password-recovery Password recovery function
 patch Specify patch configuration information
 ping Ping function 
 pki Specify PKI module configuration information
 port-group Port group 
 port-security Specify port-security configuration information 
 public-key Specify public-key module configuration information
 qos Command of QoS(Quality of Service)
 quit Exit from current command view
 radius Specify RADIUS configuration information
 return Exit to User View 
 rip Specify RIP(Routing Information Protocol) 
 configuration information
 rmon Specify RMON
 router Configure Router information
 save Save current configuration
 sftp Specify SFTP service attribute
 shutdown-interval ShutDown Detection
 slave Specify HA command configuration information
 snmp-agent Specify SNMP(Simple Network Management Protocol) 
 configuration information
 ssh Specify SSH (secure shell) configuration information
 ssl Specify SSL (Secure Socket Layer) configuration 
 information
 stack Switch stack system
 stp Spanning tree protocol
 super Specify super configuration information
 sysname Specify the host name 
 system-failure System failure handling method 
 system-guard System guard function
 tcp Specify TCP(Transmission Control Protocol) 
 configuration information 
 telnet Specify TELNET configuration information
 tftp Specify TFTP configuration information
 tftp-server TFTP Server 
 time-range Specify time-range configuration information
 tracert Trace route function 
 traffic Specify traffic configuration information
 transceiver Transceiver information
 undo Cancel current setting
 user-group Specify user group configuration information
 user-interface Configure the user terminal interface 
 user-profile User profile
 vlan Configure VLAN
 vlan-group Configure a VLAN group
 vlan-mac-address Configure VLAN MAC address
 voice Specify voice VLAN

Again, use at your own risk!