Cisco Nexus 6000 Series NX-OS Interfaces Command Reference
C Commands
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C Commands

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C Commands

carrier-delay

cdp

cdp enable

channel-group (Ethernet)

clear lacp counters

clear mac access-list counters


C Commands


This chapter describes the Cisco NX-OS interface commands that begin with C.

carrier-delay

To set the carrier delay on a serial interface, use the carrier-delay command. To return to the default carrier delay value, use the no form of this command.

carrier-delay {delay-seconds | msec milliseconds}

no carrier-delay

Syntax Description

delay-seconds

Time, in seconds, to wait for the system to change states. Enter an integer in the range 0 to 60.

msec

Specifies the delay time in milliseconds.

milliseconds

Time, in milliseconds, to wait for the system to change states. Enter an integer in the range 0 to 1000.


Command Default

None

Command Modes

Interface configuration mode

Command History

Release
Modification

6.0(2)N1(1)

This command was introduced.


Usage Guidelines

You can use this command on a VLAN interface.

If a link goes down and comes back up before the carrier delay timer expires, the down state is effectively filtered, and the rest of the software on the switch is not aware that a link-down event occurred. Therefore, a large carrier delay timer results in fewer link-up/link-down events being detected. Setting the carrier delay time to 0 means that every link-up/link-down event is detected.

This command does not require a license.

Examples

This example shows how to change the carrier delay to 10 seconds:

switch# configure terminal
switch(config)# interface vlan 5
switch(config-if)# carrier-delay 10
switch(config-if)#
 
   

This example shows how to revert to the default carrier delay value:

switch# configure terminal
switch(config)# interface vlan 5
switch(config-if)# no carrier-delay
switch(config-if)#
 
   

Related Commands

Command
Description

show running-config interface

Displays the running configuration information for an interface.


cdp

To enable the Cisco Discovery Protocol (CDP) and configure CDP attributes, use the cdp command. To disable CDP or reset CDP attributes, use the no form of this command.

cdp {advertise {v1 | v2} | enable | format device-id {mac-address | serial-number | system-name} | holdtime seconds | timer seconds}

no cdp {advertise | enable | format device-id {mac-address | serial-number | system-name} | holdtime seconds | timer seconds}

Syntax Description

advertise {v1 | v2}

Configures the version to use to send CDP advertisements. Version-2 is the default state.

enable

Enables CDP for all Ethernet interfaces.

format device-id

Configures the format of the CDP device ID.

mac-address

Uses the MAC address as the CDP device ID.

serial-number

Uses the serial number as the CDP device ID.

system-name

Uses the system name, which can be expressed as a fully qualified domain name, as the CDP device ID. This is the default.

holdtime seconds

Specifies the amount of time a receiver should hold CDP information before discarding it. The range is from 10 to 255 seconds; the default is 180 seconds.

timer seconds

Sets the transmission frequency of CDP updates in seconds. The range is from 5 to 254; the default is 60 seconds.


Command Default

None

Command Modes

Global configuration mode

Command History

Release
Modification

6.0(2)N1(1)

This command was introduced.


Examples

This example shows how to enable CDP on all Ethernet interfaces:

switch# configure terminal 
switch(config)# cdp enable 
 
   

This example shows how to configure the MAC address as the CDP device ID:

switch# configure terminal 
switch(config)# cdp format device-id mac-address 
 
   

This example shows how to disable CDP on all Ethernet interfaces:

switch# configure terminal 
switch(config)# no cdp enable 

Related Commands

Command
Description

show cdp

Displays Cisco Discovery Protocol (CDP) information.


cdp enable

To enable the Cisco Discovery Protocol (CDP) on an interface, use the cdp enable command. To disable CDP on the interface, use the no form of this command.

cdp enable

no cdp enable

Syntax Description

This command has no arguments or keywords.

Command Default

None

Command Modes

Interface configuration mode
Virtual Ethernet interface configuration mode

Command History

Release
Modification

6.0(2)N1(1)

This command was introduced.


Usage Guidelines

You can use this command on the following interfaces:

Ethernet interface

Management interface

Virtual Ethernet interface

Examples

This example shows how to enable CDP on an Ethernet interface:

switch# configure terminal 
switch(config)# interface ethernet 1/1 
switch(config-if)# cdp enable 
 
   

This example shows how to enable CDP on a specific virtual Ethernet interface:

switch# configure terminal
switch(config)# interface vethernet 1
switch(config-if)# cdp enable
 
   

This example shows how to disable CDP on a specific virtual Ethernet interface:

switch# configure terminal
switch(config)# interface vethernet 1
switch(config-if)# no cdp enable
 
   

Related Commands

Command
Description

show cdp

Displays Cisco Discovery Protocol (CDP) information.

show interface

Displays the interface configuration information.


channel-group (Ethernet)

To assign and configure a physical interface to an EtherChannel, use the channel-group command. To remove the channel group configuration from the interface, use the no form of this command.

channel-group number [force] [mode {active | on | passive}]

no channel-group [number]

Syntax Description

number

Number of channel group. The number range is from 1 to 4096. Cisco NX-OS creates the EtherChannel associated with this channel group if the EtherChannel does not already exist.

force

(Optional) Specifies that the LAN port be forcefully added to the channel group.

mode

(Optional) Specifies the EtherChannel mode of the interface.

active

Specifies that when you enable the Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP), this command enables LACP on the specified interface. The interface is in an active negotiating state, in which the port initiates negotiations with other ports by sending LACP packets.

on

This is the default channel mode. Specifies that all EtherChannels that are not running LACP remain in this mode. If you attempt to change the channel mode to active or passive before enabling LACP, the switch returns an error message.

After you enable LACP globally, by using the feature lacp command, you enable LACP on each channel by configuring the channel mode as either active or passive. An interface in this mode does not initiate or respond to LACP packets. When an LACP attempts to negotiate with an interface in the on state, it does not receive any LACP packets and becomes an individual link with that interface; it does not join the channel group.

The default mode is on.

passive

Specifies that when you enable LACP, this command enables LACP only if an LACP device is detected. The interface is in a passive negotiation state, in which the port responds to LACP packets that it receives but does not initiate LACP negotiation.


Command Default

None

Command Modes

Interface configuration mode

Command History

Release
Modification

6.0(2)N1(1)

This command was introduced.


Usage Guidelines

Use this command to create a channel group that includes the interface that you are working on and to add or remove specific interfaces from the channel group. Use this command to move a port from one channel group to another. You enter the channel group that you want the port to move to; the switch automatically removes the specified port from its present channel group and adds it to the specified channel group.

Use the force keyword to force the addition of the interface into the specified channel group.

After you enable LACP globally, by using the feature lacp command, you enable LACP on each channel by configuring the channel mode as either active or passive. An EtherChannel in the on channel mode is a pure EtherChannel and can aggregate a maximum of eight ports. The EtherChannel does not run LACP.

You cannot change the mode for an existing EtherChannel or any of its interfaces if that EtherChannel is not running LACP; the channel mode remains as on. The system returns an error message if you attempt to change the mode.

Use the no form of this command to remove the physical interface from the EtherChannel. When you delete the last physical interface from an EtherChannel, the EtherChannel remains. To delete the EtherChannel completely, use the no form of the interface port-channel command.

The compatibility check includes the following operational attributes:

Port mode

Access VLAN

Trunk native VLAN

Tagged or untagged

Allowed VLAN list

Switched Port Analyzer (SPAN) (cannot be SPAN source or destination port)

Storm control

Use the show port-channel compatibility-parameters command to see the full list of compatibility checks that Cisco NX-OS uses.

You can only add interfaces configured with the channel mode set to on for static EtherChannels, that is, without a configured aggregation protocol. You can only add interfaces configured with the channel mode as active or passive to EtherChannels that are running LACP.

You can configure these attributes on an individual member port. If you configure a member port with an incompatible attribute, Cisco NX-OS suspends that port in the EtherChannel.

When the interface joins an EtherChannel, some of its individual parameters are overridden with the values on the EtherChannel, as follows:

MAC address

Spanning Tree Protocol (STP)

Service policy

Quality of service (QoS)

Access control lists (ACLs)

Interface parameters, such as the following, remain unaffected when the interface joins or leaves a EtherChannel:

Description

Cisco Discovery Protocol (CDP)

LACP port priority

Debounce

Rate mode

Shutdown

SNMP trap

If interfaces are configured for the EtherChannel interface and a member port is removed from the EtherChannel, the configuration of the EtherChannel interface is not propagated to the member ports.

Any configuration changes that you make in any of the compatibility parameters to the EtherChannel interface are propagated to all interfaces within the same channel group as the EtherChannel (for example, configuration changes are also propagated to the physical interfaces that are not part of the EtherChannel but are part of the channel group).

Examples

This example shows how to add an interface to LACP channel group 5 in active mode:

switch(config)# interface ethernet 1/1 
switch(config-if)# channel-group 5 mode active 
switch(config-if)# 
 
   

This example shows how to forcefully add an interface to the channel group 5:

switch(config)# interface ethernet 1/1 
switch(config-if)# channel-group 5 force 
switch(config-if)# 
 
   

Related Commands

Command
Description

show interface port-channel

Displays information about the traffic on the specified EtherChannel interface.

show lacp

Displays LACP information.

show port-channel summary

Displays information on the EtherChannels.


clear lacp counters

To clear the Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP) counters, use the clear lacp counters command.

clear lacp counters [interface port-channel channel-num]

Syntax Description

interface

(Optional) Clears the LACP counters of a specific interface.

port-channel channel-num

(Optional) Specifies a port channel interface. The range is from 1 to 4096.


Command Default

None

Command Modes

EXEC mode

Command History

Release
Modification

6.0(2)N1(1)

This command was introduced.


Usage Guidelines

This command does not require a license.

Examples

This example shows how to clear all LACP counters:

switch# clear lacp counters
 
   

This example shows how to clear the LACP on a port channel:

switch# clear lacp counters interface port-channel 100
 
   

Related Commands

Command
Description

show lacp

Displays LACP information.


clear mac access-list counters

To clear statistical information from the access list, use the clear mac access-list counters command.

clear mac access-list counters [name]

Syntax Description

name

(Optional) Name of a specific counter to clear. The name can be a maximum of 64 characters.


Command Default

None

Command Modes

EXEC mode

Command History

Release
Modification

6.0(2)N1(1)

This command was introduced.


Examples

This example shows how to clear statistical information from the access list:

switch# clear mac access-list counters 
 
   

Related Commands

Command
Description

show mac access-lists

Displays the information about the MAC address table.