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Top Command

I have a 6509 running IOS 12.2(18)SXD. I found a doc on Cisco's site that says that I should be able to run the Top command but I cannot. It does not exist. Nor does the Collect command. What am I missing here? Here is the link that tells me I should have the Top command.

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Re: Top Command

Hi, I have used this command sparingly, but I believe it is only available with CAT OS and not IOS, of which you are running.

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Re: Top Command

Yes that was what I thought too untill I did a search and found the document I referenced when I started the thread. It is a doc for configuring IOS on a 6509. It is for the verison I am running. It claims that the command should be there.


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Re: Top Command

The command is available. I just tested on a 6509/SUP720 w/ 12.2(18)SXE4. Works great, thanks for bringing it up.

I originally thought it was ONLY for CATOS, but apparently it works for both.

CATOS: show top

IOS: (2 step process)

1. collect top ....

2. wait a few secs...

3. show top counter interface report 'x'

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Re: Top Command

Yes my problem is that the "collect" command is not there. Neither is "Show Top".

Re: Top Command


Your linked document has the answer:

"Release 12.2(18)SXE and later releases support the Top N utility."

As you're only running 12.2(18)SXD you need to upgrade...



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Re: Top Command

Well shoot! That's embarrasing. I did not catch the D of SXD. Thanks for pointing it out.

I will looking into upgrading as this will be a handy feature.

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