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What is this item that came with my Cisco switch?

We just received a new Cisco Catalyst 2960, and in the box came an item we've never seen before. Interestingly enough, the documentation shows an image of the object, but it is not listed anywhere ...
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Encryption over gigabit carrier ethernet

I would like to encrypt traffic between two data centres. Communication between the sites is provided as a standard provider bridge (s-vlan/802.1ad), so that our local vlan tags (c-vlan/802.1q) are ...
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Native VLAN mismatch and missing VLAN?

I'm trying to wrap my head around what exactly is going on here with a new site's configuration of their networking stack. This particular piece I am working is pretty simple but I having a hard time ...
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Is my Cisco switch port bad?

I've been chasing a packet-loss and network stability issue for a handful of end-users on an internal network for the past few days... These issues surfaced last week, however the location was struck ...
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High latency/drops between Cisco switches in two locations. How to troubleshoot?

I'm receiving user complaints about poor network application performance between two parts of a large warehouse facility. The software is a curses-based terminal application running on a Linux server. ...
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HP to Cisco spanning tree root flapping

Per a recent question I recently configured both my HP (2x 2900) and Cisco (1x 3750) hardware to use MSTP for interoperability. I thought this was functional until I applied the change to the third ...
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I have a Cisco Catalyst 2940 and want to connect to it via the network. How to find its IP address?

Since my computer has not serial port, the serial cable is of no help. Does the Catalyst 2940 acquire an address via DHCP? At least my DHCP server doesn't show any address which has been requested ...
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Setting spanning tree link “priorities” in Cisco switches

I've got a pair of C2960G-48 switches (running IOS 12.2(46)SE, if it makes a difference) with redundant trunks in place. On these switches there are a bunch of VLANs that carry quite heavy traffic at ...
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Logging commands on cisco devices

I'm searching for a way to log every command executed on a cisco switch/router, I have a catalyst 2960s with lanbase image, and a catalyst 4500e with ipbase image. I've found a way to log commands ...
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How to push configurations to multiple Cisco Switches

Assume I have around 50 Cisco IE2000 Switches connected together and I want to reconfigure some settings, the same settings for every switch. Normally I would open a command line session via Putty ...
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How do I find out which physical port my ethersvi MAC address corresponds to on a Cisco switch?

I'm doing a layer2 network map (my first) and this is the first virtual mac I've encountered. From the mac address table of switch1, I have VLAN 1 6416.8d98.52c0 DYNAMIC Te0/1 and on the ...
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Consequences of blocking ports on Catalyst 4506

Several years ago, I purchased a Catalyst 4506 at a business liquidation, and it's been merrily humming along running my office network (I know it's tremendous overkill, but as I was the only bidder ...
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Configure spanning tree from HP to Cisco hardware

I have three switches I'd like to configure in a loop - a Cisco stack (3750s) and two HP 2900 series. Each is connected to the next with a 10 gig backplane of one form or another. How do I configure ...
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I can't display running-config on cisco catalyst at privilege 15

Note: All password have been replaced or redacted. I'm trying to create a (rancid repo) account that can use the command "show run" without enabling and using a second password. Right now, I add ...
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How do I draw a layer 2 (link layer) network map containing Cisco and *NIX boxes?

I've been tasked with drawing a layer 2 network map of our very small datacenter network. There is one 1841 cisco router, two 3560 cisco catalyst switches and 4 solaris sunfire T-1000 boxes. I have ...
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Spanning-tree setup with incompatible switches

I have a set of eight HP ProCurve 2910al-48G Ethernet switches at my datacenter that are set up in a star topology with no physical loops. I want to partially mesh the switches for redundancy and ...
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Linux Centos6 adapter bonding - Cisco 2960S EtherChannel LACP

I want to connect a CentOS 6.4 Linux Box with two NICs to a Cisco 2960S using LACP 802.3ad port aggregation. This mainly for redundancy reasons (and hopefully more bandwith). We don't use VLAN ...
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Multiple catalyst switches

We're about to do a major office move, which will involve re-cabling everything in our premises. We're in two floors of a single office building, with 2-4 comms cabinets on each floor; each of these ...
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What drawbacks does VTP pruning pose?

I'm currently learning a bit about Cisco switch configuration and VLAN configuration, specifically VTP. Reading on Cisco's site, the feature of VLAN pruning appears to not be used on a switch/VTP ...
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Cisco router and switch configuration

I want to configure a Cisco 2600 series router to be DHCP server. To the ethernet port i want to connect a Cisco Catalyst 2900XL 24 ports switch, in this switch i want to connect a computer in port ...
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Cisco 3850 flooding all ports because CAM table not populated?

Encountering a strange issue with a Cisco 3850 that is in use as a core switch. It is flooding all ports on the switch with traffic. After investigating more, it appears that the CAM table is not ...
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IGMP Snooping limitations and when do you start to use PIM?

At a head end I've just inherited, all our multicast streams run on cisco switches with IGMP snooping enabled. Because all these streams are to be kept local and isolated we've never really looked ...
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Does Cisco IOS XRv support logging of TCP connection (e.g. built and/or teardown)?

I have a demo of Cisco IOS XRv and I would like to setup logging for connections. E.g. for ASA "show logging" shows log messages for every TCP connection built or teardown: Jun 11 12:29:31 ...
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Configure cisco switch remotely without console access

Since Cisco in their newer firmwares disabled access to the web interface before password is set on the switch I need an alternative way of configuring switches remotely. I read up on the Cisco Smart ...
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CISCO 3550 HW Crash

were facing 5 Cisco CAT 3550 crashes now, we send out configuration to 3rd party company CISCO Gold partner and did environment power checking with the server site, no clue as yet what would be the ...
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Management VLAN Cisco Catalyst

I have configured a couple of VLANs on a Cisco Catalyst switch with IOS, i will put all the ports that clients is connected to, into these VLANs. I want to configure the native VLAN [vlan 1] as ...
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How to configure a Cisco Catalyst 2960 to synchronize with an NTP server

I would like to synchronize a Cisco Catalyst 2960 series switch with a publicly available NTP server such as time.apple.com. I have reviewed the knowledge base article here: Catalyst 2960 ...
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Cisco IOS switch dropping legit DHCP requests

We have Cisco Catalyst 4507R running IOS v12.2 that appears to be dropping valid DHCP requests. Checking for the requests using tcpdump on the DHCP server and on a machine connected to a monitoring ...
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Is there any advantage or reason with vertical chassis switch?

When I was looking for Cisco 6500 series chassis, I saw that there are horizontal(6509E) and vertical chassis(6509VE). Although 6509VE has same(or almost same) chassis height as 6513E, but 6509VE ...
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Etherchannel between Cisco Catalyst 3548 and Linux box

We have a Cisco 3548XL switch. Fa0/1 and Fa0/2 are configured with the: port group 1 option. This gives me this: switch#show etherchannel summary Flags: d - default D - ...
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Cisco BPDUGUARD and BDPUFILTER

What happen if I have both ENABLED spanning-tree BPDUFILTER and BPBDUGUARD on a specific port?
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Cisco Catalyst 2960S boots to “MLG System”

We have a brand new Cisco Catalyst 2960S that while connected to the console during boot is booting to the following: File ...
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Cisco Catalyst 3560 PoE 48 with setting interface to auto qos voip trust

All I'm trying to do is copy the running-config from a Cisco Catalyst 2560 PoE 24, to a Catalyst 3560 PoE 48. This is f0/1 from the original switch: interface FastEthernet0/1 switchport access vlan ...
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How to enable Cisco switch port mirroring without rebooting?

I have a Cisco WS-C2960S-24TS-S switch and would like enable a port mirror for network analyzer (such as Snort). I could not see any options in the GUI interface. Is it possible, and how do I enable ...
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Connect Aironet to Catalyst Switch

I have a Cisco Aironet 2602E-A-K running 12.4(25e)JA1 with a Gig ethernet port defined as so: interface GigabitEthernet0 no ip address no ip route-cache duplex auto speed auto ! interface ...
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Why is my Nexus 5548UP not adding ARP entries for the trunk to a 2960S?

I have a Nexus 5548UP trunked to a Catalyst 2960S. I have verified that spanning tree is working. I explicitly made the 2960S the root bridge for all VLANs as a temporary measure since it is trunked ...
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Catalyst 3560G SPAN session not mirroring IGMP packets

I am developing a device which acts as a multicast host, and want to observe it as it responds to IGMP Queries. My Catalyst 3560G is set up as follows (full config below): Port 0/1 is a TFTP server ...
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Vlan Management Policy Server ( VMPS) Configuration and Management

I am trying to design a topology in which I need to use VMPS and unfortunately the resources are rather few on the internet. Based on this Configuration document VMPS I have created a sample ...
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How to create a link between GNS3 and a VMWare Workstation VM that is totally isolated from the physical host?

My physical host machine runs windows server 2012 R2 with a DHCP server. I have the following topology in GNS3: Windows Server is the physical machine, it is connected to both VMNet 2 and VMNet 3 ...
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Is it possible to set up a X450e-24t to handle network routing and gateway?

Good morning all! Very very junior tech support here so forgive me if this is not possible. I just started somewhere and they have a Cisco Catalyst 6509 running that they say; "Just handles network ...
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Cisco IOS - Stuck in Read Only Mode

I can't figure out what happened but I can not enable privileged mode in my Cisco 3750. At first, I tried: enable to enter EXEC mode. My password would not work and it kicked me out after 3 ...
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How can I add ACL entry comments on a Cisco 3750?

I'm trying to find the best way to add comments into my access-lists. For the moment, the only maneer I found is the following one: switch#conf t switch(config)#ip access-list extended VLAN-TEST3 ...
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Will a Cisco WS-X4548-GB-RJ45 switch module fit in a 3825 router chassis

I currently have a NME-XD-48ES-2S-P 10/100 switch module in my 3825 router and am looking to upgrade it to a 10/100/1000 switch. I found a pretty good deal on the WS-X4548-GB-RJ45 switch module, but ...
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Cisco Auto Smartports on catalyst 2960-s

I have Cisco Catalyst 2960-s, I want to configure user defined macros on it. I searched a lot in Cisco documentation but its not for beginners :( How to create a user defined macro that runs when a ...
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Cisco 3750 switch wont transmit radius request to server

We have a radius server running on our lan and i am able to authenticate against it through direct link to the server. However when we want our clients to connect through our switch (cisco 3750 ...
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how to setup snmptraps to automatically report ports that when down due to 'err-disabled'?

I'd like to automatically monitor all ports on my switches and get notified whenever a port goes down. So far I have to connect to each switch manually and read out the disabled ports by hand: show ...
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How do I connect to and factory reset a Catalyst 3560 Switch? [closed]

My company just bought another company. In their server room they had some older hardware, which I would like to repurpose. One of these is a Cisco Switch: C3560G-48TS-S. I found some instructions ...
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How do I change my password on a Cisco Catalyst 2960 switch?

I was given a username and a temporary password on a catalyst switch and I can't figure out how to change my password... Upon googling, I found this but when I raise my privileges to 15 by typing ...
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Connect to cisco switch using shell script

I would like to run a daily script the cleans my switch arp. I enabled SSH on my switch. how do I connect to the switch using a simple shell script? I'm not sure how to provide the SSH password and ...
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Cisco IOS debug commands and packet monitoring

There is a long list of debug commands. Are there any debug (or other IOS) commands which can capture detailed packet or frame (layer 2, 3) data across an interface? I know we have ...