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How do you enable password encryption on NX-OS?

I have set HSRP autentication MD5 key-string using clear text and wondering how do I allow for the NExus 5K to encrypt it across all the interfaces?

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VIP Super Bronze

Under the HSRP instance

Under the HSRP instance enable authentication md5


hsrp 250

authentication md5 key-ch

password xxxx


New Member

I create this config and I

I create this config and I want the switch to encrypt "HSRP-password" when I enter it as clear text.


hsrp 100
    authentication md5 key-string  0 HSRP-password


VIP Super Bronze

After configuring it, try

After configuring it, try this command:

sh hsrp group 100

and post it here

New Member

Here you are ,  i removed the

Here you are ,  i removed the IP addresses.


Vlan2319 - Group 2319 (HSRP-V2) (IPv4)
  Local state is Active, priority 110 (Cfged 110), may preempt
    Forwarding threshold(for vPC), lower: 1 upper: 110
  Preemption Delay (Seconds) Minimum:300
  Hellotime 3 sec, holdtime 10 sec
  Next hello sent in 1.220000 sec(s)
  Virtual IP address is x.x.x.x (Cfged)
  Active router is local
  Standby router is x.x.x.x , priority 100 expires in 8.226000 sec(s)
  Authentication MD5, key-string "HSRP-password"
  Virtual mac address is 0000.0c9f.f90f (Default MAC)
  7 state changes, last state change 2d20h
  IP redundancy name is hsrp-Vlan2319-2319 (default)

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