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    Software to view Cisco Configurations

    I am new to Cisco and was wondering what the best software to manage and configure Cisco Switches is. Somwthing that has a gui might be nice.

    Thanks

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    Get a cisco book the cli is quit good and so is "?".

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    Any help on how to get a text report of the configuration on the switch.

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    In the console to get a text output of the current running configuration you would type

    Code:
     
    enable
    show run
    the first line boosts you to admin mode and the next outputs the running configuration.

    The codes are auto complete and have built in help, for instance if I wanted to configure an interface for the VLAN1 interface of a switch I could, from enabled mode do this

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    configure t
    interface vlan1
    ip address 192.168.1.1 ?
    When the router sees the question mark it will list out the options for the rest of the command. help also provides a useful list of the commands that you can perform in the various modes.

    The power of the Cisco gear is only really tapped through the command line and you will be missing out on half the features if you try to use a gui for it.

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    Thanks for the help I think i need to go pick up some bokks, any good Cisco books to look for or just the Cisco Acedemy ones.

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    I hear sybex are quite good

    Cisco CCNA - Sybex

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    There's also rancid for grabbing the conf and backing it up:

    Shrubbery Networks, Inc. - RANCID

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    Quote Originally Posted by jreimer View Post
    I am new to Cisco and was wondering what the best software to manage and configure Cisco Switches is. Somwthing that has a gui might be nice.

    Thanks
    Cisco Network Assistant is straight forward to use

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