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

4.0(0)N1(1a)

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.