This section documents the GigabitEthernet configuration commands.

The following ports are available to NX series service platform models:
  • NX 5500: ge1, ge2
  • NX 7500: ge1-ge10, xge1-xge2
  • NX 9000 series - ge1, ge2 (10GigE ports (xge1-xge4) are available on NX9610 models)

The GE ports are RJ-45 ports supporting 10/100/1000 Mbps or 10/100/1000/2500/5000 Mbps.

The UP ports supports either RJ-45 or fiber. The UP port is the preferred means to connect to the backbone because it has a non-blocking 1gbps connection unlike the GE ports.

The following ports are available on access points:

  • AP505i: GE1/POE (LAN), GE2 (LAN)
  • AP510i/e: GE1/POE (LAN), GE2/POE (LAN)
  • AP560i/h: GE1/POE (LAN), GE2/POE (LAN)

The following example uses the config-profile-nx9500-6C8809 instance to configure a GigabitEthernet interface:

Interface configuration commands:
  captive-portal-enforcement  Enable captive-portal enforcement on this port
  cdp                         Cisco Discovery Protocol
  channel-group               Channel group commands
  description                 Interface specific description
  dot1x                       802.1X
  duplex                      Set duplex to interface
  ip                          Internet Protocol (IP)
  ipv6                        Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6)
  lacp                        LACP commands
  lacp-channel-group          LACP channel commands
  lldp                        Link Local Discovery Protocol
  mac-auth                    Enable mac-auth for this port
  no                          Negate a command or set its defaults
  power                       PoE Command
  qos                         Quality of service
  remove-override             Remove configuration item override from the
                              device (so profile value takes effect)
  shutdown                    Shutdown the selected interface
  spanning-tree               Spanning tree commands
  speed                       Configure speed
  switchport                  Set switching mode characteristics
  use                         Set setting to use

  clrscr                      Clears the display screen
  commit                      Commit all changes made in this session
  do                          Run commands from Exec mode
  end                         End current mode and change to EXEC mode
  exit                        End current mode and down to previous mode
  help                        Description of the interactive help system
  revert                      Revert changes
  service                     Service Commands
  show                        Show running system information
  write                       Write running configuration to memory or


The following table summarizes the interface configuration commands:

Command Description
captive-portal-enforcement Enables captive-portal enforcement on this Ethernet port
cdp Enables CDP (Cisco Discovery Protocol) on this Ethernet port
channel-group Assigns this Ethernet port to a channel group
description Configures a description for this Ethernet port
dot1x (authenticator) Configures 802.1X authenticator settings
dot1x (supplicant) Configures 802.1X supplicant settings
duplex Specifies the duplex mode for the interface
eee Enables EEE (Energy-Efficient Ethernet) mode on the selected GE port.
ip Sets the IP address for this Ethernet port
ipv6 Sets the DHCPv6 and ICMPv6 ND (neighbor discovery) components for this interface
lacp Configures the selected GE port‘s LACP (Link Aggregation Control Protocol) port-priority value
lacp-channel-group Configures the selected GE port as a member of a port-channel group (also referred as LAG)
lldp Configures LLDP (Link Local Discovery Protocol)
mac-auth Enables MAC-based authentication on this Ethernet port
no Removes or reverts the selected Ethernet port settings
power Configures PoE (Power over Ethernet ) settings on this interface
qos Enables QoS
shutdown Disables the selected Ethernet port
spanning-tree Configures spanning tree parameters
speed Specifies the speed on this Ethernet port
switchport Sets interface switching mode characteristics
use Associates IPv4, IPv6, and/or MAC ACL with the selected Ethernet port