Common Commands

This section discusses common commands you can use to manage the switch.

Commands specific to a particular feature may also be described in other chapters of this guide. For a detailed description of the commands and their options, see the Switch Engine 32.2 Command Reference Guide .

Table 1. Common Commands
Command Description
clear session [history | sessId | all] Terminates a Telnet or SSH2 session from the switch.
configure account

Configures a user account password.

Passwords can have a minimum of 0 character and can have a maximum of 32 characters. Passwords are case-sensitive. User names are not case-sensitive.

configure banner Configures the banner string. You can configure a banner to be displayed before login or after login.You can enter up to 24 rows of 79-column text that is displayed before the login prompt of each session.
configure ports port_list {medium [copper | fiber]} auto off speed speed duplex [half | full] Manually configures the port speed and duplex setting of one or more ports on a switch.
configure ssh2 key {pregenerated} Generates the SSH2 host key.
configure sys-recovery-level [all | none] Configures a recovery option for instances where an exception occurs in the software.
configure time month day year hour min sec Configures the system date and time. The format is as follows:mm dd yyyy hh mm ss

The time uses a 24-hour clock format. You cannot set the year earlier than 2003 or past 2036.

configure timezone

Configures the time zone information to the configured offset from GMT time. The format of GMT_offset is ± minutes from GMT time. The autodst and noautodst options enable and disable automatic Daylight Saving Time change based on the North American standard.

Additional options are described in the Switch Engine 32.2 Command Reference Guide

configure [{ vlan} vlan_name | vlan vlan_id ] ipaddress [ipaddress {ipNetmask} | ipv6-link-local | {eui64} ipv6_address_mask] Configures an IP address and subnet mask for a VLAN.
create account Creates a user account. This command is available to admin-level users and to users with RADIUS command authorization. The username is between 1 and 32 characters and is not case-sensitive. The password is between 0 and 32 characters and is case-sensitive. For user names, only alphanumeric, dash (-), and underscore (_) characters may be used. Any text after a hashtag (#) in a password is ignored. It has to be enclosed in "<double quotes>" if the hashtag is to be made part of the special character password.
create vlan [{ vlan} vlan_name | vlan vlan_list ] {description vlan-description} {vr name} Creates a VLAN.
delete account name