HowTo: Configure CISCO port description

Type the following commands to create/edit the description of the port ‘FastEthernet 0/1’ on CISCO switch or router:

# enable
# configure terminal
(config)# interface FastEthernet 0/1
(config-subif)# description This is 1st Port of My Switch
(config-subif)# end
# write

To display a description and a status of an interface, use the ‘show interfaces description‘ command:

# show interfaces FastEthernet 0/1 description
Interface                      Status         Protocol Description
FastEthernet 0/1                     up           up     This is 1st Port of My Switch

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