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how to change cisco catalyst switch

June 8, 2006 at 09:15:55
Specs: ios, 256

Hi,

I am new to cisco catalyst switches.I need to change hostname for one of cisco catalyst swich.How do i do that.Can some one provide me the steps for this and what precautions i need to take for this.

Thanks for your help


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#1
June 8, 2006 at 11:40:27

Did you go to Cisco's site, look up the model of switch and consult the docs? That would be my first step. Hostname on a switch is just a label and has no impact requiring precautions that I am aware of.

Give a person a fish, they eat for a day. Suggest they internet search and they learn a skill for a lifetime.


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#2
June 8, 2006 at 15:22:32

logon
en
conf t
hostname
copy run start


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#3
June 8, 2006 at 16:14:55

accurate enough but a little too cryptic:

(commands are bold)

connect to the switch via telnet or console:

enable
enter password if prompted for it
configure terminal
hostname [name you wish to rename switch to]
(ex: hostname sw01)
exit
write mem or copy run start to save configuration change.


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#4
June 9, 2006 at 14:14:32

Better than my answer.

This assumes a lot too. If we know what OS version the router is running then we might know more too. Our answers might be wrong if you have an certain OS.


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#5
June 9, 2006 at 14:15:05

switch I mean

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#6
June 9, 2006 at 14:38:54

Isn't that the truth. What Cisco we have left here where I work is a mix of 2900's, 2950's and some other odd's and ends. Working with a 2900 is a pain when configuring VLAN's to ports as you have to do them one at a time (IOS v 12.0) whereas with the 2950's (IOS 12.1) you can use the "range" command and do them bulk. Last time I had to configure a 2900 I spent about 10 minutes frustrating myself trying to use the range command before I remembered.........lol

I wouldn't say my answer was better, I just used the full commands. I knew what you meant, of course, but someone with less Cisco experience would have been scratching their head saying "What does that mean?".

I had the feeling the original poster didn't know Cisco all that well or they wouldn't have been asking for help with something as simple (for you and I and others who know Cisco well) as changing the hostname of the switch.


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