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This preface describes who should read the ATM Software Configuration Guide and Command Reference, how it is organized, and its document conventions.


This guide is for experienced network administrators who are responsible for configuring and maintaining Catalyst 5000 family and 6000 family switches.


The major sections of this guide are as follows:

Chapter Title Description
Part 1ATM Software Configuration Guide

Chapter 1

Product Overview

Provides configuration information for ATM modules supported on the Catalyst 5000 family and 6000 family of switches.

Chapter 2

ATM Module Management

Describes the command-line interface (CLI) used to configure the ATM modules on the Catalyst 5000 family and 6000 family switches.

Chapter 3

Configuring ATM LAN Emulation

Describes how to configure ATM LANE and explains how LANE works.

Chapter 4

Configuring ATM PVCs and QoS Traffic Shaping

Describes how to configure permanent virtual connection (PVC)-supported VLANs on the ATM modules.

Chapter 5

Configuring Multiprotocol over ATM

Describes how to configure MPOA on ATM modules and routers.

Chapter 6

Configuring the ATM Fabric Integration Module


Describes how to configure the ATM fabric integration module.

Part 2Command Reference

Chapter 7

Command Reference

Lists all ATM commands with full descriptions.

Appendix A


Provides definitions for acronyms used in
Catalyst 5000 family and Catalyst 6000 family documents.

Related Documentation

The following publications are available for the Catalyst 5000 and 6000 family switches:

Other useful publications are as follows:


Note   Throughout this publication, the phrase "Catalyst 5000 family switches" refers to the Catalyst 5002, Catalyst 5000, Catalyst 5505, Catalyst 5509, and Catalyst 5500 switches unless otherwise noted.

Note   Throughout this publication, the phrase "Catalyst 6000 family switches" refers to the Catalyst 6000 series and Catalyst 6500 series switches.

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boldface font

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italic font

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[   ]

Elements in square brackets are optional.

{x | y | z}

Alternative keywords are grouped in braces and separated by vertical bars.

[x | y | z]

Optional alternative keywords are grouped in brackets and separated by vertical bars.


A nonquoted set of characters. Do not use quotation marks around the string or the string will include the quotation marks.

Screen examples use these conventions:

screen font

Terminal sessions and information the system displays are in screen font.

boldface screen font

Information you must enter is in boldface screen font.

italic screen font

Arguments for which you supply values are in italic screen font.


This pointer highlights an important line of text in an example.


The symbol ^ represents the key labeled Control—for example, the key combination ^D in a screen display means hold down the Control key while you press the D key.

<   >

Nonprinting characters, such as passwords are in angle brackets.

[   ]

Default responses to system prompts are in square brackets.

!, #

An exclamation point (!) or a pound sign (#) at the beginning of a line of code indicates a comment line.

<...output truncated...>

Indicates that screen output not relevant to the example was removed to save space and preserve clarity.

Notes use these conventions:

Note   Means reader take note. Notes contain helpful suggestions or references to material not covered in the publication.

Cautions use these conventions:

Caution   Means reader be careful. In this situation, you might do something that could result in equipment damage or loss of data.

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