Cisco 2960 switch will not recognize new TACACS+ commands



When it comes to setting up and troubleshooting network systems, IT administrators can find themselves in a quandary when things don’t go as planned. One example of this is when an IT admin can’t get a Cisco 2960 switch to recognize new TACACS commands. This issue can be difficult to resolve, but with a few tips, IT administrators can get their Cisco 2960 switch to recognize and execute the new TACACS commands.

The first step to resolving this issue is to make sure that the TACACS server is properly configured. The switch must be able to authenticate with the TACACS server in order for it to be able to recognize and execute commands. If the switch can't authenticate, then it won't be able to recognize the new TACACS commands. Additionally, the TACACS server must be running the latest version of the software in order for the switch to be able to recognize the new TACACS commands.

The next step is to make sure that the Cisco 2960 switch is configured correctly. The switch should be configured to use the TACACS protocol, and it must also be set up to authenticate with the TACACS server. Additionally, the switch must have the proper TACACS configuration commands in order for it to be able to recognize the new TACACS commands.

Once the server and switch are properly configured, the next step is to make sure that the new TACACS commands are being sent to the switch. The easiest way to do this is to use a network sniffer, such as Wireshark, to capture the network traffic between the switch and the TACACS server. This will allow the IT administrator to see the actual TACACS commands that are being sent, and this will help to determine if the switch is receiving the new commands.

If the new TACACS commands are being sent to the switch, but the switch is not recognizing them, then the next step is to make sure that the switch is configured to accept TACACS commands. The switch must have the proper TACACS configuration commands in order for it to be able to recognize the new TACACS commands. Additionally, the switch must be configured to accept the new TACACS commands.

Finally, if the switch is properly configured and the new TACACS commands are being sent, but the switch still won’t recognize them, then the last resort is to reset the switch to its factory defaults. This will erase all of the current configuration settings and will allow the IT administrator to start from scratch when configuring the switch. However, this should only be done as a last resort, as it will erase all of the configuration settings that have been set up.

In conclusion, if an IT admin is having trouble getting a Cisco 2960 switch to recognize new TACACS commands, the first step is to make sure that the server and switch are properly configured. Additionally, the switch must be configured to accept the new TACACS commands. If the switch still won’t recognize the new commands, then the last resort is to reset the switch to its factory defaults. With these tips, IT administrators can get their Cisco 2960 switch to recognize and execute the new TACACS commands.

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