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Five Cisco IOS tips to make you more efficient

Keeping your Cisco equipment configured for optimal performance can be a time-consuming process. In this IT Dojo video, Bill Detwiler demonstrates five, time-saving tips for working more efficiently with Cisco IOS commands.

Working with Cisco routers and switches is a part of almost every network administrator's job. Keeping your Cisco equipment configured for optimal performance can be a time-consuming process, but there are a few general rules that will make you a more efficient administrator.In this IT Dojo video, I demonstrate the following time-saving tips for the Cisco IOS:

  1. Shortening commands to their fewest unique characters
  2. Using timestamps to generate better logs
  3. Quickly returning an interface to its default configuration with the default interface command
  4. Using the begin or include command to filter command output
  5. Running Privileged Mode commands from Global Configuration prompts with the do command

After watching the video, you can learn even more about these five tips in David Davis' article, "Five Cisco IOS tips to make you more efficient". From the blog page, you can print the article, save it to your TechRepublic Workspace, e-mail it to a friend or colleague, and even Digg it.

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Bill Detwiler is Managing Editor of TechRepublic and Tech Pro Research and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop supp...

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