This guide provides the following information:
•The command-line interface (CLI) for the Cisco 11500 series Content Services Switches (CSS) and how to use the CLI.
•The CLI commands, including syntax, options, and related commands. All commands apply to all CSS models except where noted.
This preface contains the following major sections:
•How to Use This Guide
•Symbols and Conventions
•Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request
This guide is intended for the following trained and qualified service personnel who are responsible for operating a CSS:
How to Use This Guide
This guide is organized as follows:
Using the Command-Line Interface
This chapter provides an overview of the CLI, and instructions on how to use the CLI and its commands.
This chapter provides an alphabetical listing of all general and configuration mode CLI commands.
The information for each command includes a brief description, syntax with any options and variables, and related commands when applicable. This chapter also provides information about the configuration modes for the commands and how to access each mode.
In addition to this document, the CSS documentation set includes the following:
Release Note for the
Cisco 11500 Series Content Services Switch
This release note provides information on operating considerations, caveats, and command line interface (CLI) commands for the Cisco 11500 series CSS.
Cisco 11500 Series Content Services Switch Hardware Installation Guide
This guide provides information for installing, cabling, and powering the Cisco 11500 series CSS. In addition, this guide provides information about CSS specifications, cable pinouts, and hardware troubleshooting.
Cisco Content Services Switch Getting Started Guide
This guide describes how to perform initial administration and configuration tasks on the CSS, including:
•Booting the CSS for the first time and a routine basis, and logging in to the CSS
•Configuring the username and password, Ethernet management port, static IP routes, and the date and time
•Configuring DNS server for hostname resolution
•Configuring sticky cookies with a sticky overview and advanced load-balancing method using cookies
•Installing the CSS Cisco View Device Manager (CVDM) browser-based user interface used to configure the CSS
•Finding information in the CSS documentation with a task list
•Troubleshooting the boot process
Cisco Content Services Switch Administration Guide
This guide describes how to perform administrative tasks on the CSS, including upgrading your CSS software and configuring the following:
•Logging, including displaying log messages and interpreting sys.log messages
•User profile and CSS parameters
•XML documents to configure the CSS
•CSS scripting language
•Offline Diagnostic Monitor (Offline DM) menu
Cisco Content Services Switch Routing and Bridging Configuration Guide
This guide describes how to perform routing and bridging configuration tasks on the CSS, including:
•Management ports, interfaces, and circuits
•Address Resolution Protocol (ARP)
•Routing Information Protocol (RIP)
•Internet Protocol (IP)
•Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) protocol
•Cisco Discovery Protocol (CDP)
•Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) relay agent
Cisco Content Services Switch Content Load-Balancing Configuration Guide
This guide describes how to perform CSS content load-balancing configuration tasks, including:
•Flow and port mapping
•Service, global, and script keepalives
•Loads for services
•Server/Application State Protocol (SASP)
•Dynamic Feedback Protocol (DFP)
•HTTP header load balancing
Cisco Content Services Switch Global Server Load-Balancing Configuration Guide
This guide describes how to perform CSS global load-balancing configuration tasks, including:
•Domain Name System (DNS)
•Content Routing Agent
Cisco Content Services Switch Redundancy Configuration Guide
This guide describes how to perform CSS redundancy configuration tasks, including:
•VIP and virtual interface redundancy
•Adaptive session redundancy
Cisco Content Services Switch Security Configuration Guide
This guide describes how to perform CSS security configuration tasks, including:
•Controlling access to the CSS
•Secure Shell Daemon protocol
•Firewall load balancing
Cisco Content Services Switch SSL Configuration Guide
This guide describes how to perform CSS SSL configuration tasks, including:
•SSL certificate and keys
•HTTP data compression
Symbols and Conventions
This guide uses the following symbols and conventions to identify different types of information.
A caution describes a specific action that could cause loss of data or adversely impact the use of the equipment.
Warning A warning describes a specific action that could cause either physical harm to you or damage to the equipment.
Note A note provides important related information, reminders, and recommendations.
Bold text indicates a command in a paragraph.
text indicates text that appears in a command line, including the CLI prompt.
Courier bold text indicates commands and text you enter in a command line.
Italics text indicates the first occurrence of a new term, book title, emphasized text, and variables that you supply.
1. A numbered list indicates that the order of these list items is important.
a. An alphabetical list indicates that the order of these secondary list items is important.
•A bulleted list indicates that the order of these list topics is unimportant.
–An indented list indicates that the order of these list subtopics is unimportant.
For information about the command syntax conventions for the CLI, refer to Chapter 1, Using the Command-Line Interface.
Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request
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