how to add | edit cisco switch port description

24 12 2007

This will show you how to add or edit cisco switch port description.

The following example show you how to edit description for switchport1 = FastEthernet0/1 or fa0/1

launch your telnet client/console

Password:[your telnet password]
switch>enable
Password:[your privileged exec password]

switch#configure terminal
switch(config)#interface fa0/1
switch(config-if)#description “This is 1st Port of My Switch”
switch(config-if)#end
switch#

[optional] Backup your old configuration
switch#copy startup-config startup-config.241207

Save your running configuration (so that it will start at boot)
switch#copy running-config startup-config

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