IT Dojo: Five Cisco IOS tips to make you more efficient

June 30, 2008, 2:17 AM PST | Length: 349


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, Bill Detwiler demonstrates 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 commands to filter command output
5. Running Privileged Mode commands from Global Configuration prompts with the do command

Once you've watched this IT Dojo video, you can find a link to the original TechRepublic article, print the tip, and get links to additional remote support and administration resources from our IT Dojo Blog.