Cisco Nexus Guide

There is one recommended method of extracting the configuration from your Cisco Nexus Devices. This guide outlines the Console/SSH/Telnet method:

Using SSH, Telnet or The Console

For this procedure you will be using the Command Line Interface (CLI) of your Cisco device using an SSH client (such as OpenSSH or Putty), Telnet or through the console port. We would recommend using either SSH (for remote connections) or using a direct connection to the console port. Telnet provides no encryption of the communications and therefore your authentication credentials and configuration would be vulnerable if a malicious user were to monitor your connection.

  1. Connect to the Cisco using your favorite SSH client, Telnet or a direct console connection.

  2. Logon using your administration authentication credentials.

  3. Execute the following CLI command and capture the output (possibly using the cut and paste facility):


Modern Configuration Retrieval (ensures pre-shared keys and passwords are unmasked)

more system:running-config



Alternative Legacy Command

show run


  1. Save the captured output to a .text file and remove any visible page lines (i.e.--More--).



































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