Cisco Nexus 6000 Series NX-OS Fundamentals Command Reference
S Commands
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S Commands

Table Of Contents

S Commands

save

send

session-limit

setup

sleep

speed

stopbits

switchname

system cores

system startup-config unlock


S Commands


This chapter describes the basic Cisco NX-OS system commands that begin with S.

save

To save the current configuration session to a file, use the save command.

save location

Syntax Description

location

Location of the file. The location can be in bootflash or volatile. The file name can be any alphanumeric string up to 63 characters.


Command Default

None

Command Modes

Session configuration mode

Command History

Release
Modification

6.0(2)N1(1)

This command was introduced.


Examples

This example shows how to save a configuration session to a file in bootflash:

switch# configure session MySession 
switch(config-s)# save bootflash:sessions/MySession 
 
   

Related Commands

Command
Description

configure session

Creates or modifies a configuration session.

delete

Deletes a file from a location.


send

To send a message to the active user sessions, use the send command.

send [session line] text

Syntax Description

session line

(Optional) Specifies a user session.

text

Text string. The text string can be up to 80 alphanumeric characters and is case sensitive.


Command Default

Sends a message to all active user sessions.

Command Modes

EXEC mode

Command History

Release
Modification

6.0(2)N1(1)

This command was introduced.


Usage Guidelines

You can use the show users command to display information about the active user sessions.

Examples

This example shows how to send a message to all active user sessions on the switch:

switch# send The system will reload in 15 minutes! 
The system will reload in 15 minutes! 
 
   

This example shows how to send a message to a specific user session:

switch# send session pts/0 You must log off the switch. 
 
   

Related Commands

Command
Description

show users

Displays the active user sessions on the switch.


session-limit

To configure the maximum number of the concurrent virtual terminal sessions on a device, use the session-limit command. To revert to the default, use the no form of this command.

session-limit sessions

no session-limit sessions

Syntax Description

sessions

Maximum number of sessions. The range is from 1 to 64.


Command Default

32 sessions

Command Modes

Terminal line configuration mode

Command History

Release
Modification

6.0(2)N1(1)

This command was introduced.


Examples

This example shows how to configure the maximum number of concurrent virtual terminal sessions:

switch# configure terminal 
switch(config)# line vty 
switch(config-line)# session-limit 48 
 
   

This example shows how to revert to the default maximum number of concurrent virtual terminal sessions:

switch# configure terminal 
switch(config)# line vty 
switch(config-line)# no session-limit 48 
 
   

Related Commands

Command
Description

line vty

Enters the virtual terminal configuration mode.

show running-config

Displays the running configuration.


setup

To enter the basic device setup dialog, use the setup command.

setup [ficon]

Syntax Description

ficon

(Optional) Runs the basic ficon setup command facility.


Command Default

None

Command Modes

EXEC mode

Command History

Release
Modification

6.0(2)N1(1)

This command was introduced.


Usage Guidelines

The setup script uses the factory-default values, not the values that you have configured. You can exit the dialog at any point by pressing Ctrl-C.

Examples

This example shows how to enter the basic device setup script:

switch# setup 
 
   

Related Commands

Command
Description

show running-config

Displays the running configuration.


sleep

To cause the command-line interface (CLI) to pause before displaying the prompt, use the sleep command.

sleep seconds

Syntax Description

seconds

Number of seconds. The range is from 0 to 2147483647.


Command Default

None

Command Modes

EXEC mode

Command History

Release
Modification

6.0(2)N1(1)

This command was introduced.


Usage Guidelines

You can use this command in command scripts to delay the execution of the script.

Examples

This example shows how to cause the CLI to pause for 5 seconds before displaying the prompt:

switch# sleep 5 
 
   

Related Commands

Command
Description

run-script

Runs command scripts.


speed

To configure the transmit and receive speed for the console port, use the speed command. To revert to the default, use the no form of this command.

speed speed

no speed speed

Syntax Description

speed

Speed in bits per second. Valid speeds are 300, 1200, 2400, 4800, 9600, 19200, 38400, 57600, or 115200.


Command Default

The default console port speed is 9600 bits per second.

Command Modes

Terminal line configuration mode

Command History

Release
Modification

6.0(2)N1(1)

This command was introduced.


Usage Guidelines

You can configure the console port only from a session on the console port.

Examples

This example shows how to configure the speed for the console port:

switch# configure terminal 
switch(config)# line console 
switch(config-console)# speed 57600 
 
   

This example shows how to revert to the default speed for the console port:

switch# configure terminal 
switch(config)# line console 
switch(config-console)# no speed 57600 
 
   

Related Commands

Command
Description

line console

Enters the console terminal configuration mode.

show running-config

Displays the running configuration.


stopbits

To configure the stop bits for the console port, use the stopbits command. To revert to the default, use the no form of this command.

stopbits {1 | 2}

no stopbits {1 | 2}

Syntax Description

1

Specifies one stop bit.

2

Specifies two stop bits.


Command Default

1 stop bit

Command Modes

Terminal line configuration mode

Command History

Release
Modification

6.0(2)N1(1)

This command was introduced.


Usage Guidelines

You can configure the console port only from a session on the console port.

Examples

This example shows how to configure the number of stop bits for the console port:

switch# configure terminal 
switch(config)# line console 
switch(config-console)# stopbits 2 
 
   

This example shows how to revert to the default number of stop bits for the console port:

switch# configure terminal 
switch(config)# line console 
switch(config-console)# no stopbits 2 
 
   

Related Commands

Command
Description

line console

Enters the console terminal configuration mode.

show running-config

Displays the running configuration.


switchname

To configure the hostname for the device, use the switchname command. To revert to the default, use the no form of this command.

switchname name

no switchname

Syntax Description

name

Hostname for the switch. The name is alphanumeric, case sensitive, can contain special characters, and can have a maximum of 32 characters.


Command Default

"switch" is the default hostname.

Command Modes

EXEC mode

Command History

Release
Modification

6.0(2)N1(1)

This command was introduced.


Usage Guidelines

The Cisco NX-OS software uses the hostname in command-line interface (CLI) prompts and in default configuration filenames.

The switchname command performs the same function as the hostname command.

Examples

This example shows how to configure the hostname for a Cisco Nexus 5000 Series switch:

switch# configure terminal 
switch(config)# switchname Engineering2 
Engineering2(config)# 
 
   

This example shows how to revert to the default hostname:

Engineering2# configure terminal 
Engineering2(config)# no switchname 
switch(config)# 
 
   

Related Commands

Command
Description

hostname

Configures the switch hostname.

show hostname

Displays the switch hostname.

show switchname

Displays the switch hostname.


system cores

To configure the destination for the system core, use the system cores command. To revert to the default, use the no form of this command.

system cores tftp:tftp_URL [vrf management]

no system cores

Syntax Description

tftp:

Specifies a TFTP server.

tftp_URL

URL for the destination file system and file. Use the following format:

[//server[:port]][/path/]filename

vrf management

(Optional) Specifies to use the management virtual routing and forwarding (VRF).


Command Default

None

Command Modes

Interface configuration mode

Command History

Release
Modification

6.0(2)N1(1)

This command was introduced.


Examples

This example shows how to configure a core file:

switch# configure terminal 
switch(config)# system cores tftp://serverA:69/core_file 
 
   

This example shows how to disable system core logging:

switch# configure terminal 
switch(config)# no system cores 
 
   

Related Commands

Command
Description

show system cores

Displays the core filename.


system startup-config unlock

To unlock the startup configuration file, use the system startup-config unlock command.

system startup-config unlock process-id

Syntax Description

process-id

Identifier of the process that has locked the startup-configuration file.


Command Default

None

Command Modes

EXEC mode

Command History

Release
Modification

6.0(2)N1(1)

This command was introduced.


Usage Guidelines

Use the show system internal sysmgr startup-config locks command to display the locks on the startup configuration file.

Examples

This example shows how to unlock the startup-configuration file:

switch# system startup-config unlock 10 
 
   

Related Commands

Command
Description

show startup-config

Displays the startup configuration information.