change the name of Catalyst WS-C3550-12T

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Jun 27th, 2007

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howto change the name of Catalyst WS-C3550-12T ?

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ohassairi Wed, 06/27/2007 - 00:45

if you mean: change the prompot from switch# to an other name then:

-configure terminal

-hostname mynewname

guruprasadr Wed, 06/27/2007 - 02:36

Hi Piotr, [PLS Rate if Helps]

If you wanted to change the HostName manually means:

step1 configure terminal

step2 hostname

If Switch Obtains Details Via DHCP Server means, Pls Read below:

Obtaining Configuration Files Depending on the availability of the IP address and the configuration filename in the DHCP reserved

lease, the switch obtains its configuration information in these ways:

? The IP address and the configuration filename is reserved for the switch and provided in the DHCP reply (one-file read method). The switch receives its IP address, subnet mask, TFTP server address, and the configuration filename from the DHCP server. The switch sends a unicast message to the TFTP server to retrieve the named configuration file from the base directory of the server, and upon receipt, completes its boot-up process.

? The IP address and the configuration filename is reserved for the switch, but the TFTP server address is not provided in the DHCP reply (one-file read method).

The switch receives its IP address, subnet mask, and the configuration filename from the DHCP server. The switch sends a broadcast message to a TFTP server to retrieve the named configuration

file from the base directory of the server, and upon receipt, completes its boot-up process.

? Only the IP address is reserved for the switch and provided in the DHCP reply. The configuration filename is not provided (two-file read method).The switch receives its IP address, subnet mask, and the TFTP server address from the DHCP server.The switch sends a unicast message to the TFTP server to retrieve the network-confg or cisconet.cfg

default configuration file. (If the network-confg file cannot be read, the switch reads the cisconet.cfg file.)The default configuration file contains the host names-to-IP-address mapping for the switch. The

switch fills its host table with the information in the file and obtains its host name. If the host name is not found in the file, the switch uses the host name in the DHCP reply. If the host name is not

specified in the DHCP reply, the switch uses the default Switch as its host name.

After obtaining its host name from the default configuration file or the DHCP reply, the switch reads the configuration file that has the same name as its host name (hostname-confg or hostname.cfg,

depending on whether network-confg or cisconet.cfg was read earlier) from the TFTP server. If the cisconet.cfg file is read, the filename of the host is truncated to eight characters. If the switch cannot read the network-confg, cisconet.cfg, or the hostname file, it reads the

router-confg file. If the switch cannot read the router-confg file, it reads the ciscortr.cfg file.

Pls Refer to the below Link for CISCO 3550 Multilayer Software Configuration Guide:

http://www.cisco.com/application/pdf/en/us/guest/products/ps646/c2001/ccmigration_09186a00801f0a5b.pdf

PLS Rate if HELPS

Best Regards,

Guru Prasad R

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