Command to show Cisco ACE contexts that use a particular resource-class


I had a customer who had many contexts running on a Cisco ACE module, and several resource-classes. She was getting frustrated at trying to to find which contexts had been allocated a particular resource-class – say resource-class XXX.

The problem was that a show context gave about 20 pages of output, and she had to sift through them to find all the XXX resources classes.

And a show context | include XXX would show the all the resource classes, but not the context – as in:

show context | include XXX
Resource-class: XXX
Resource-class: XXX
Resource-class: XXX
...etc

show context | include XXX prev 3 was an improvement, but not ideal:

Name: Context20 , Id: 20
Config count: 25
Description:
Resource-class: XXX
--
Name: Context27 , Id: 27
Config count: 15
Description:
Resource-class: XXX
...etc

So to get the desired result, I passed this through another filter:
show context | include XXX prev 3 | include Name:

show context | include XXX prev 3 | include Name:
Name: Context20 , Id: 20
Name: Context27 , Id: 27
Name: Context37 , Id: 37
Name: Context39 , Id: 39
...etc

Success! But still not satisfied, because the output doesn’t actually show the “XXX”, and if I were wanting to send to a text file, syslog or something, it might be nice to see that extra detail
Back to the drawing board – and
show context | include XXX prev 3 | exclude count: | exclude Description:

show context | include XXX prev 3 | exclude count: | exclude Description:
Name: Context20 , Id: 20
Resource-class: XXX
--
Name: Context27 , Id: 27
Resource-class: XXX
--
Name: Context37 , Id: 37
Resource-class: XXX
--
Name: Context39 , Id: 39
Resource-class: XXX
...etc

Oh what fun!

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About RedNectar Chris Welsh

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One Response to Command to show Cisco ACE contexts that use a particular resource-class

  1. rednectar says:

    I found some more cool stuff you can do with Cisco Router parsing here:
    http://www.networkworld.com/community/node/60829

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