CSS Command Reference (Software Version 8.10)
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Preface

Table Of Contents

Preface

Audience

How to Use This Guide

Related Documentation

Symbols and Conventions

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request


Preface


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:

Audience

How to Use This Guide

Related Documentation

Symbols and Conventions

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request

Audience

This guide is intended for the following trained and qualified service personnel who are responsible for operating a CSS:

System administrator

Web master

System operator

How to Use This Guide

This guide is organized as follows:

Chapter
Description

Chapter 1,
Using the Command-Line Interface

This chapter provides an overview of the CLI, and instructions on how to use the CLI and its commands.

Chapter 2,
CLI 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.


Related Documentation

In addition to this document, the CSS documentation set includes the following:

Document Title
Description

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

SNMP

RMON

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

Spanning-tree bridging

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

Services

Service, global, and script keepalives

Source groups

Loads for services

Server/Application State Protocol (SASP)

Dynamic Feedback Protocol (DFP)

Owners

Content rules

Sticky parameters

HTTP header load balancing

Content caching

Content replication

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)

DNS Sticky

Content Routing Agent

Client-Side Accelerator

Network proximity

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

Box-to-box 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

Radius

TACACS+

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

SSL termination

Back-end SSL

SSL initiation

HTTP data compression


Symbols and Conventions

This guide uses the following symbols and conventions to identify different types of information.


Caution 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.

Courier 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

For information on obtaining documentation, submitting a service request, and gathering additional information, see the monthly What's New in Cisco Product Documentation, which also lists all new and revised Cisco technical documentation, at:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/general/whatsnew/whatsnew.html

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