I'm wondering why the following command is invalid ? I don't have access to the switch, only to a read-only web-interface. It's a Nexus5548, and it does have an interface named "port-channel1". The output is from an automation-framework. Is it possible port-channel is a reserved keyword ?

[redacted]# show interface port-channel1 status
% Invalid command at '^' marker.

Thank you very much.

  • 1
    Have you first created the the Po1 interface? The command will fail if the interface does not exist.
    – Ron Maupin
    May 24, 2018 at 14:14
  • Does this 'read-only webinterface' modify or filter commands?
    – Teun Vink
    May 24, 2018 at 15:16

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The correct syntax is

show interface port-channel interface-number [options]

So in your case

show interface port-channel 1 status

Note the space between the port-channel and the 1.

Cfr. https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/switches/datacenter/sw/5_x/nx-os/interfaces/command/reference/if_commands.html

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