Cisco CCNA mock exam questions sample test – Question 201

.Which Cisco IOS command can be used to troubleshoot switch startup problems on a Cisco Catalyst 2950 switch?

A. show test
B. show diagnostic
C. show post
D. show switchstartup

Correct Answer: C

The Cisco IOS command show post is used on the 2900/3500XL, 2950/2955, 3550, 2970, and 3750 series switches to view and troubleshoot issues related to the Power On Self-Test
(POST) on the switch. This command will find the POST test that failed on startup.
The show test command is incorrect because it is a CatOS command, not a Cisco IOS command. The Cisco 2950 uses a Cisco IOS operating system and not the Catalyst operating
system. The show test command is used on a switch to view any hardware errors that occurred at startup. It also provides information on the errors returned from the diagnostic tests.
The following parameters can be used with this command:
mod: An optional parameter used to specify the module number.
diaglevel: Used to view the diagnostic level.
diagfail-action: Used to view information on the action taken by the supervisor engine after the failure of a diagnostics test.
The following code is a sample output of this command for module 2:
The show diagnostic command is incorrect because this command is used on the Catalyst 6000 series, not the 2950. A variant of the command, show diagnostics, is used for the
Catalyst 4000 series. These commands can be used on the relevant switches to view any hardware errors that occurred on startup. This command displays the Power-On Self-Test
(POST) results.
The show switchstartup command is not a valid Cisco IOS command.
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Cisco Documentation > Catalyst 3550 Multilayer Switch Hardware Installation Guide, Dec 2002 > Understanding POST Results