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Cisco® Field Manual: Catalyst® Switch Configuration by Steve McQuerry, Dave Hucaby

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1-1. Catalyst Operating System (COS)

  • The COS uses a basic command-line interpreter as the user interface for configuration and management.

  • The COS runs on the Network Management Processor of Catalyst 4000, 5000, and 6000 series switches.

  • The command-line interface (CLI) can be accessed through the console port or by Telnet.

  • The COS CLI has two basic modes for configuration and management—user mode and privileged mode.

  • The COS is not case-sensitive and allows for command abbreviations.

  • Help and editing features enhance the COS and make using the operating system easier.

  • Syntax and usage prompts help the user deal with syntax errors.

  • The COS has default settings for most of the parameters on the switch. These settings allow for the simplification of basic ...

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