Device Config Commands

Configures a client name to MAC address mapping. Use this command to assign a user-friendly name to the device (controller, service platform, or access point) and map it to the device‘s MAC address.

Supported in the following platforms:

  • Access Points — AP505i, AP510i/e, AP560i/h
  • Service Platforms — NX5500, NX7500, NX9500, NX9600, VX9000


mac-name <MAC> <NAME>


mac-name <MAC> <NAME>
mac-name <MAC> <NAME> Maps a user-friendly name to the device‘s MAC address
  • <MAC> – Specify the device‘s MAC address.
    • <NAME> – Specify the 'friendly' name used for the specified MAC address. This is the name used in events and statistics logs.


nx9500-6C8809(config-device-94-9B-2C-13-3E-1C)#mac-name 00-04-96-4A-A7-08 5.8TestAP

nx9500-6C8809(config-device-94-9B-2C-13-3E-1C)#show context
ap505 94-9B-2C-13-3E-1C
 use profile default-ap505
 use rf-domain default
 hostname TechPubAP505
 area RMZEcospace
 floor 5thfloor
 layout-coordinates 1.0 2.0
 location SanJose
 contact Bob+1-631-738-5200
 country-code us
 channel-list 2.4GHz 1,2
 mac-name 94-9B-2C-13-3E-1C 5.8TestAP

Related Commands

no Removes the device‘s friendly name to MAC address mapping