IOS commands

Cisco IOS provides a variety of commands for monitoring and troubleshooting a network. The commands are clubbed together as the show commands. These commands are used to view the various parameters on the devices such as the configuration, interfaces, VLANs, IP addresses, protocols, and routing tables. We will discuss the specific show commands in the next section.

The show command output can be very long and certain keywords are used within the IOS to parse the information. Some of the keywords and their impact are listed as follows:

  • include: This option shows the output of the command and includes only the lines that include the text that is passed on as an argument. The syntax for the usage of this option is show ip interface ...

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