Monday, April 23, 2007

Cisco Tip: Checking Port Status (CatOS vs. IOS)

If you spend a lot of time working with L2 (Layer 2) switches, perhaps the best command to know - and the one you will probably use the most - is show port status. The show port status command displays port status information (obviously!).

If you work with IOS-based switches, you know that the show port status command does not work. Indeed, IOS-based switches do not have ports, but rather interfaces. So, the command you will want to use on IOS-based switches is show interface status.

More to come on the differences between CatOS and IOS!


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