Catalyst 6500 Series Switch and Cisco 7600 Series Router Network Analysis Module Installation and Configuration Note, 4.1
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Revised: July 20, 2009, OL-19532-01

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This publication describes how to install the Catalyst 6500 series switch or Cisco 7600 series router Network Analysis Module (NAM) running NAM software release 4.1 and how to configure the NAM using the command-line interface (CLI) for the operating system supporting your NAM (Cisco IOS or the Catalyst operating system).

You can also use the NAM Traffic Analyzer application to configure the NAM. The traffic analyzer online help and user guide describe its use.


This publication is organized as follows:


Chapter 1


Presents an overview of the Catalyst 6500 series switch, Catalyst 6000 series switch, or Cisco 7600 series router Network Analysis Module (NAM).

Chapter 2

Requirements for the Network Analysis Module

Describes the hardware and software requirements for the NAM.

Chapter 3

Getting Started

Describes how to configure the NAM.

Chapter 4

Administering the Network Analysis Module

Describes how to administer the NAM from the CLI for each switch operating system.

Chapter 5

Troubleshooting the Network Analysis Module

Provides troubleshooting information for the NAM.


Only trained and qualified service personnel (as defined in IEC 60950 and AS/NZS3260) should install, replace, or service the equipment described in this publication.

This guide is designed for network administrators who are responsible for setting up and configuring Network Analysis Modules (NAMs) to monitor traffic and diagnose emerging problems on network segments. As a network administrator, you should be familiar with:

Basic concepts and terminology used in internetworking.

Network topology and protocols.

Basic UNIX commands or basic Windows operations.


This document uses the following conventions:


Commands and keywords

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Variables for which you supply values

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Displayed session and system information

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Information you enter

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Variables you enter

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Menu items and button names

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Selecting a menu item in paragraphs

Option > Network Preferences

Selecting a menu item in tables

Option > Network Preferences

Note Means reader take note. Notes contain helpful suggestions or references to material not covered in the publication.

Caution Means reader be careful. In this situation, you might do something that could result in equipment damage or loss of data.

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