Nexus “ah-ha” moment part 1

I have been using the Nexus platform for a year now. I always find I get “ah-ha” moments due to the fact most of the time I am hiding in IOS. Here is a little one regarding showing interfaces. I found this early on to be painful thinking “Where are my FEX’s”.

Showing L3 Interfaces

NX-OS – N5k

LAB-MEL-SVRSW-P1-2# sh ip int br
IP Interface Status for VRF "default"(1)
Interface IP Address Interface Status
Vlan1000 10.10.100.10 protocol-up/link-up/admin-up

IOS – C4507e SUP6L-E

LAB-MEL-CORESW-01#sh ip int br
TenGigabitEthernet7/1  unassigned      YES unset  up                    up      
TenGigabitEthernet7/2  unassigned      YES unset  up                    up      
TenGigabitEthernet7/3  unassigned      YES unset  administratively down down    
TenGigabitEthernet7/4  unassigned      YES unset  administratively down down    
TenGigabitEthernet7/5  unassigned      YES unset  administratively down down    
TenGigabitEthernet7/6  unassigned      YES unset  administratively down down

Okay this is good. We can see our interfaces. On the Nexus 5000 we don’t see our FEX. I know I have a lot plugged in. What command do I need to see over 120 ports? Oh and by the way, on IOS, You cannot issue the same command.

IOS – C4507e SUP6L-E

LAB-MEL-CORESW-01#sh interface br
                               ^
% Invalid input detected at '^' marker.

NX-OS – N5k

LAB-MEL-SVRSW-P1-2# sh interface br

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Ethernet      VLAN   Type Mode   Status  Reason                   Speed     Port
Interface                                                                   Ch #
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Eth1/1        1000   eth  trunk  up      none                        10G(D) 11
Eth1/2        1000   eth  trunk  up      none                        10G(D) 12
Eth1/3        1000   eth  trunk  up      none                        10G(D) 64
Eth1/4        1000   eth  trunk  up      none                        10G(D) 64
Eth1/5        1      eth  access down    SFP not inserted            10G(D) --
Eth1/6        1      eth  access down    SFP not inserted            10G(D) --
Eth1/7        1      eth  access down    SFP not inserted            10G(D) --
Eth1/8        1      eth  access down    SFP not inserted            10G(D) --
Eth1/9        1      eth  fabric up      none                        10G(D) 105
Eth1/10       1      eth  fabric up      none                        10G(D) 105
Eth1/11       1      eth  fabric up      none                        10G(D) 107
Eth1/12       1      eth  fabric up      none                        10G(D) 107
Eth1/13       1      eth  fabric up      none                        10G(D) 111
Eth1/14       1      eth  fabric up      none                        10G(D) 111
Eth1/15       1      eth  fabric up      none                        10G(D) 101
Eth1/16       1      eth  fabric up      none                        10G(D) 101
Eth1/17       1      eth  fabric up      none                        10G(D) 103
Eth1/18       1      eth  fabric up      none                        10G(D) 103
Eth1/19       1      eth  fabric up      none                        10G(D) 109
Eth1/20       1      eth  fabric up      none                        10G(D) 109

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Port-channel VLAN  Type Mode   Status  Reason                    Speed  Protocol
Interface                                                                
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Po11         1000  eth  trunk  up      none                       a-10G(D)  lacp
Po12         1000  eth  trunk  up      none                       a-10G(D)  lacp
Po64         1000  eth  trunk  up      none                       a-10G(D)  lacp
Po101        1     eth  fabric up      none                       a-10G(D)  none
Po103        1     eth  fabric up      none                       a-10G(D)  none
Po105        1     eth  fabric up      none                       a-10G(D)  none
Po107        1     eth  fabric up      none                       a-10G(D)  none
Po109        1     eth  fabric up      none                       a-10G(D)  none
Po111        1     eth  fabric up      none                       a-10G(D)  none
Po201        1000  eth  trunk  up      none                      a-1000(D)  none
Po202        1000  eth  trunk  up      none                      a-1000(D)  none

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Port   VRF          Status IP Address                              Speed    MTU
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
mgmt0  --           up     192.168.104.14                          100      1500

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Interface Secondary VLAN(Type)                    Status Reason                 
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Vlan1     --                                      down   Administratively down   
Vlan1000  --                                      up     --        

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Ethernet      VLAN   Type Mode   Status  Reason                   Speed     Port
Interface                                                                   Ch #
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Eth101/1/1    10     eth  access down    Link not connected         auto(D) --
Eth101/1/2    10     eth  access up      none                       1000(D) --
Eth101/1/3    10     eth  access up      none                       1000(D) --
Eth101/1/4    71     eth  access up      none                       1000(D) --
Eth101/1/5    10     eth  access up      none                       1000(D) --
Eth101/1/6    71     eth  access up      none                       1000(D) --
Eth101/1/7    71     eth  access up      none                       1000(D) --
Eth101/1/8    10     eth  access down    Link not connected         auto(D) --
Eth101/1/9    20     eth  access down    Link not connected         auto(D) --
Eth101/1/10   20     eth  access down    Link not connected         auto(D) --
Eth101/1/11   71     eth  access down    Link not connected         auto(D) --
Eth101/1/12   1      eth  access down    Link not connected         auto(D) --
Eth101/1/13   60     eth  access up      none                       1000(D) --
Eth101/1/14   60     eth  access down    Link not connected         auto(D) --
Eth101/1/15   60     eth  access down    Link not connected         auto(D) --
Eth101/1/16   60     eth  access down    Link not connected         auto(D) --
Eth101/1/17   60     eth  access down    Link not connected         auto(D) --
Eth101/1/18   60     eth  access down    Link not connected         auto(D) --
Eth101/1/19   1      eth  access down    Link not connected         auto(D) --
Eth101/1/20   1      eth  access down    Link not connected         auto(D) --
Eth101/1/21   1      eth  access down    Link not connected         auto(D) --
Eth101/1/22   1      eth  access down    Link not connected         auto(D) --
Eth101/1/23   1      eth  access down    Link not connected         auto(D) --
Eth101/1/24   1      eth  access down    Link not connected         auto(D) --
Eth103/1/1    10     eth  access up      none                       1000(D) --
Eth103/1/2    10     eth  access up      none                       1000(D) --
Eth103/1/3    10     eth  access up      none                       1000(D) --
Eth103/1/4    20     eth  access up      none                       1000(D) --
Eth103/1/5    71     eth  access up      none                       1000(D) --
Eth103/1/6    120    eth  access up      none                       1000(D) --
Eth103/1/7    10     eth  access up      none                       1000(D) --
Eth103/1/8    10     eth  access down    Link not connected         auto(D) --
Eth103/1/9    10     eth  access down    Link not connected         auto(D) --
Eth103/1/10   10     eth  access down    Link not connected         auto(D) --
Eth103/1/11   1      eth  access down    Link not connected         auto(D) --
Eth103/1/12   1      eth  access down    Link not connected         auto(D) --
Eth103/1/13   60     eth  access up      none                       1000(D) --
Eth103/1/14   60     eth  access down    Link not connected         auto(D) --
Eth103/1/15   60     eth  access down    Link not connected         auto(D) --
Eth103/1/16   60     eth  access down    Link not connected         auto(D) --
Eth103/1/17   60     eth  access down    Link not connected         auto(D) --
Eth103/1/18   60     eth  access down    Link not connected         auto(D) --
Eth103/1/19   1      eth  access down    Link not connected         auto(D) --
Eth103/1/20   1      eth  access down    Link not connected         auto(D) --
Eth103/1/21   24     eth  access up      none                       1000(D) --
Eth103/1/22   1      eth  access down    Link not connected         auto(D) --
Eth103/1/23   1      eth  access down    Link not connected         auto(D) --
Eth103/1/24   1      eth  access down    Link not connected         auto(D) --
Eth105/1/1    10     eth  access up      none                       1000(D) --
Eth105/1/2    10     eth  access up      none                       1000(D) --
Eth105/1/3    10     eth  access up      none                       1000(D) --
Eth105/1/4    10     eth  access down    Link not connected         auto(D) --
Eth105/1/5    10     eth  access down    Link not connected         auto(D) --
Eth105/1/6    60     eth  access up      none                       1000(D) --
Eth105/1/7    10     eth  access down    Link not connected         auto(D) --
Eth105/1/8    10     eth  access down    Link not connected         auto(D) --
Eth105/1/9    10     eth  access up      none                       1000(D) --
Eth105/1/10   10     eth  access up      none                       1000(D) --
Eth105/1/11   1000   eth  trunk  up      none                       1000(D) 201
Eth105/1/12   1000   eth  trunk  up      none                       1000(D) 201
Eth105/1/13   60     eth  access down    Link not connected         auto(D) --
Eth105/1/14   60     eth  access up      none                       1000(D) --
Eth105/1/15   60     eth  access down    Link not connected         auto(D) --
Eth105/1/16   60     eth  access down    Link not connected         auto(D) --
Eth105/1/17   60     eth  access up      none                       1000(D) --
Eth105/1/18   60     eth  access up      none                       1000(D) --
Eth105/1/19   1      eth  access down    Link not connected         auto(D) --
Eth105/1/20   1      eth  access down    Link not connected         auto(D) --
Eth105/1/21   24     eth  access up      none                       1000(D) --
Eth105/1/22   24     eth  access up      none                       1000(D) --
Eth105/1/23   560    eth  access up      none                       1000(D) --
Eth105/1/24   560    eth  access up      none                       1000(D) --
Eth107/1/1    10     eth  access up      none                       1000(D) --
Eth107/1/2    10     eth  access up      none                       1000(D) --
Eth107/1/3    20     eth  access up      none                       1000(D) --
Eth107/1/4    10     eth  access down    Link not connected         auto(D) --
Eth107/1/5    10     eth  access down    Link not connected         auto(D) --
Eth107/1/6    60     eth  access up      none                       1000(D) --
Eth107/1/7    10     eth  access down    Link not connected         auto(D) --
Eth107/1/8    10     eth  access down    Link not connected         auto(D) --
Eth107/1/9    10     eth  access up      none                       1000(D) --
Eth107/1/10   10     eth  access down    Link not connected         auto(D) --
Eth107/1/11   1000   eth  trunk  up      none                       1000(D) 202
Eth107/1/12   1000   eth  trunk  up      none                       1000(D) 202
Eth107/1/13   60     eth  access down    Link not connected         auto(D) --
Eth107/1/14   60     eth  access down    Link not connected         auto(D) --
Eth107/1/15   60     eth  access down    Link not connected         auto(D) --
Eth107/1/16   60     eth  access down    Link not connected         auto(D) --
Eth107/1/17   60     eth  access up      none                       1000(D) --
Eth107/1/18   60     eth  access up      none                       1000(D) --
Eth107/1/19   24     eth  access down    Link not connected         auto(D) --
Eth107/1/20   24     eth  access down    Link not connected         auto(D) --
Eth107/1/21   24     eth  access up      none                       1000(D) --
Eth107/1/22   24     eth  access up      none                       1000(D) --
Eth107/1/23   560    eth  access up      none                       1000(D) --
Eth107/1/24   560    eth  access up      none                       1000(D) --
Eth109/1/1    10     eth  access up      none                       1000(D) --
Eth109/1/2    10     eth  access up      none                       1000(D) --
Eth109/1/3    10     eth  access up      none                       1000(D) --
Eth109/1/4    10     eth  access up      none                       1000(D) --
Eth109/1/5    10     eth  access up      none                       1000(D) --
Eth109/1/6    10     eth  access up      none                       1000(D) --
Eth109/1/7    20     eth  access up      none                       1000(D) --
Eth109/1/8    10     eth  access down    Link not connected         auto(D) --
Eth109/1/9    10     eth  access up      none                       1000(D) --
Eth109/1/10   10     eth  access up      none                       1000(D) --
Eth109/1/11   1000   eth  access up      none                       1000(D) --
Eth109/1/12   1      eth  access down    Link not connected         auto(D) --
Eth109/1/13   60     eth  access up      none                       1000(D) --
Eth109/1/14   60     eth  access up      none                       1000(D) --
Eth109/1/15   60     eth  access down    Link not connected         auto(D) --
Eth109/1/16   60     eth  access down    Link not connected         auto(D) --
Eth109/1/17   60     eth  access up      none                       1000(D) --
Eth109/1/18   60     eth  access up      none                       1000(D) --
Eth109/1/19   1      eth  access down    Link not connected         auto(D) --
Eth109/1/20   1      eth  access down    Link not connected         auto(D) --
Eth109/1/21   24     eth  access up      none                       1000(D) --
Eth109/1/22   24     eth  access up      none                       1000(D) --
Eth109/1/23   560    eth  access up      none                       1000(D) --
Eth109/1/24   560    eth  access up      none                       1000(D) --
Eth111/1/1    10     eth  access up      none                        100(D) --
Eth111/1/2    10     eth  access up      none                        100(D) --
Eth111/1/3    10     eth  access up      none                        100(D) --
Eth111/1/4    10     eth  access up      none                       1000(D) --
Eth111/1/5    10     eth  access up      none                        100(D) --
Eth111/1/6    10     eth  access up      none                        100(D) --
Eth111/1/7    10     eth  access up      none                        100(D) --
Eth111/1/8    10     eth  access up      none                        100(D) --
Eth111/1/9    10     eth  access up      none                       1000(D) --
Eth111/1/10   10     eth  access down    Link not connected         auto(D) --
Eth111/1/11   1      eth  access down    Link not connected         auto(D) --
Eth111/1/12   1      eth  access down    Link not connected         auto(D) --
Eth111/1/13   60     eth  access up      none                       1000(D) --
Eth111/1/14   60     eth  access up      none                       1000(D) --
Eth111/1/15   60     eth  access down    Link not connected         auto(D) --
Eth111/1/16   20     eth  access up      none                       1000(D) --
Eth111/1/17   60     eth  access down    Link not connected         auto(D) --
Eth111/1/18   60     eth  access down    Link not connected         auto(D) --
Eth111/1/19   24     eth  access up      none                       1000(D) --
Eth111/1/20   24     eth  access up      none                       1000(D) --
Eth111/1/21   24     eth  access up      none                       1000(D) --
Eth111/1/22   1      eth  access down    Link not connected         auto(D) --
Eth111/1/23   1      eth  access down    Link not connected         auto(D) --
Eth111/1/24   1      eth  access down    Link not connected         auto(D) --

 

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