Auto Smartports Configuration Guide, Release 12.2(58)SE
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Filtering show Command Output

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If your switch is stacking-capable (for example, a Catalyst 3750-X, 3750-E, or 2960-S switch), unless otherwise noted, the term switch refers to a standalone switch and to a switch stack.

This document describes how to configure Auto and static Smartports macros in your network. It does not describe how to install your switch. For information, see the hardware installation guide for your switch.

Catalyst 3750-X and 3560-X switches

Catalyst 3750-E and 3560-E switches

Catalyst 3750, 3560, 2960-S, and 2960 switches

Catalyst 2918 switches

For information about the Cisco IOS commands, see the Cisco IOS documentation set on

This guide does not describe how to use the embedded device manager GUIs or Cisco Network Assistant (hereafter referred to as Network Assistant). For information about the device manager, see the switch online help. For information about Network Assistant, see Getting Started with Cisco Network Assistant on

You can use CiscoWorks LAN Management Solution (LMS) to configure and manage Auto Smartports. For information about using CiscoWorks LMS and Auto Smartports:


This publication uses these conventions to convey instructions and information:

For command descriptions

Commands and keywords are in boldface text.

Arguments for which you supply values are in italic.

Square brackets ([ ]) mean optional elements.

Braces ({ }) group required choices, and vertical bars ( | ) separate the alternative elements.

Braces and vertical bars within square brackets ([{ | }]) mean a required choice within an optional element.

For interactive examples

Terminal sessions and system displays are in screen font.

Information that you enter is in boldface screen font.

Nonprinting characters, such as passwords or tabs, are in angle brackets (< >).

Notes, cautions, and warnings use these conventions and symbols:

Note Means reader take note. Notes contain helpful suggestions or references to materials not contained in this manual.

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

Filtering show Command Output

The show commands have optional output modifiers to filter the command output.

| begin—Display begins with the line that matches the expression.

| exclude—Display excludes with the line that matches the expression.

| include—Display includes with the line that matches the expression.

expression—Expression in the output to use as a reference point.

Expressions are case sensitive. If you enterexclude output, the lines that contain output are not displayed, but the lines that contain Output are displayed.

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For information about Cisco network devices running Auto Smartports, see the switch-specific documentation on

Note Before installing, configuring, or upgrading the switch, router, or other Cisco device, see these documents:

For initial configuration information, see the "Using Express Setup" section in the getting started guide or the "Configuring the Switch with the CLI-Based Setup Program" appendix in the hardware installation guide.

For device manager requirements, see the "System Requirements" section in the release notes.

For Network Assistant requirements, see the Getting Started with Cisco Network Assistant.

For cluster requirements, see the Release Notes for Cisco Network Assistant.

For upgrading information, see the "Downloading Software" section in the release notes.

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