hostname

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

hostname name

no hostname

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 hostname command performs the same function as the switchname command.

Examples

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

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

This example shows how to revert to the default hostname:

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

Related Commands

Command
Description
show hostname
Displays the switch hostname.
show switchname
Displays the switch hostname.
switchname
Configures the switch hostname.