What's the command "PLATFORM" doing?

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Feb 16th, 2009
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Hi ALL !!!

I have some proplems with "High CPU Utilization" on the Cisco ME-3400-12.

And I heard the command "platform" can change behavior of switch, but I couldn't find nothin about it.

Please give me somethin links or hints obout this command !!!

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Giuseppe Larosa Mon, 02/16/2009 - 09:17
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Hello Oleg,

multilayer switches can change behaviour depending on how they allocate the Tcam tables.

use the following to verify the sdm in use


if you are using layer-2 sdm routing is done via SW and this loads the cpu.

After changing the sdm mode you need to reload the swith to make the change effective.


I didn't find the platform command in 12.2(46)SE command reference so I think you are meaning the sdm method

Hope to help


Oleg Gnedykh Tue, 02/17/2009 - 04:20
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Thank you very much for your answer!

It was realy SDM configuration.

PS:However, the command "platform" really exists.

Cisco(config)#platform ?

ip platform ip specific config commands

IOS 12.2(46)SE


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