how to change cisco catalyst switch hostname

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Jun 8th, 2006


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.

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ankurbhasin Thu, 06/08/2006 - 08:42

Hi Friend,

If it is high end switch hving CATOS like 4k,5k or 6k switch then the command will be "set prompt "

You can use "set system name " command to assign a name to the switch.

For an catlst IOS base switch the command to configure the system name for the switch is "hostname " on global config mode and to configure system prompt command will be "prompt " on global config mode.

Have a look at this link

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