Device name on a 6500 switch

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Nov 15th, 2007

Is there a way to configure or change a Device's name (Not part of CDP) on a Catalyst 6509 switch interface?

I have this problem too.
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Richard Burts Thu, 11/15/2007 - 08:37


I do not understand clearly your question. The 6509 does have a device name and you can change it if you want. But there is not a device name on the interface. Perhaps you can clarify your question so that we can give better answers.



julienf28 Thu, 11/15/2007 - 08:45

I can see uplinks to our core devices through arp tables and Ip addresses but I was wondering if I can put a name to does Sh int giga0/1

GigabitEthernet0/1 is up, line protocol is up

Inbound access list is not GigabitEthernet0/1 is down, line protocol is down (notconnect)

Hardware is Fast Ethernet, address is 0011.92ae.a081 (bia 0011.92ae.a081)

MTU 1500 bytes, BW 10000 Kbit, DLY 1000 usec,

reliability 255/255, txload 1/255, rxload 1/255

Encapsulation ARPA, loopback not set

Keepalive set (10 sec)

Auto-duplex, Auto-speed, media type is 100BaseTX

input flow-control is off, output flow-control is unsupported

ARP type: ARPA, ARP Timeout 04:00:00

Last input never, output never, output hang never etc...

If I have a server called OTTSAT12 that is uplinked to GigabitEthernet0/1, I would like to know if it's possible for me to configure the interface to show this name instead of the MAC or IP address.

azoulflak Thu, 11/15/2007 - 09:03

you can use "description" under interface configuration:

conf t

int gi0/1

description OTTSAT12


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