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Blue

remote command switch?

OK, now Im really confused. What the heck is this command used for? LOL

I read gthe explanation on Cisco's website, but I honestly didnt get it.

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Re: remote command switch?

In a 3750 stack, you ssh the master switch. This command is used if you want to send a command to one of the slave switch...like a to show port asis info...

Blue

Re: remote command switch?

Thanks, Dominic, but I think there is a bit more to it than that. I am being told by a Cisco engineer that it is also used with 6500 series switches.

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Re: remote command switch?

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Re: remote command switch?

remote command switch show is the command run from the RP of the switch to pull the command output from the SP side on a Cat6500 switch.

thanks

Salman.

Blue

Re: remote command switch?

OK, thanks.

So, is this a command used for convenience? Instead of having to telnet to the switch directly, you can use this command to extract output from a remote device?

What about if I need to view bootstrap information for the SP module in a native IOS 6500 switch? The command I am being told to use is 'remote command switch sh ver'....Is this the only way to do it? It seems weird to be in a telnet session with the switch and have to use a "remote" command to extract data from it....

By the way, I am in the msfc of a 6513 switch right now and I dont see that command as an option. I am confused,

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Re: remote command switch?

There is alternative.You can use "remote login switch".This will log you on to the SP.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/switches/ps708/products_command_reference_chapter09186a00801eafb0.html#wp1051725

With remote command you will not see the context sensitive help.But if you do remote login you will get the help when you put ?.

But remote command is easier because you dont need to log on to switch everytime, if you are sure about the command.

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Re: remote command switch?

When telneting into a 6500 switch running Native IOS, you are automatically brought to the Route Processor (RP) environment.

If you want to gather information from the Switch Processor (SP), you need to use the 'remote command switch'.

Your example is perfect for supporting the statements above. If you issue 'show ver' on the Native IOS, the hardware information provided only comes from the RP. If you need SP specific information, you need to invoke the 'remote command switch'.

Back with hybrid configuration, you were able to have two separate entities.

HTH,

Blue

Re: remote command switch?

Edison and everyone:

Excellent explanations and now I am crystal clear about it.

Thank you very much.

VL

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