How to show the running config on a Dell PowerConnect 2848 switch

Today’s post is very short.  I’m upgrading switches for one of our clients and as part of that, I need to ensure we capture all current configuration.

The easiest and fastest way to do that on the Dell PowerConnect 2848 Switch is to telnet into the switch using Putty.  (my personal favorite terminal tools)

Once you are in, log in if needed, and then run the command below:

show tech-support

It will then spit out all of the config for each port and any VLANs, etc.  You can then right click on the Putty header bar and choose “copy to clipboard” and paste it into a word editor to review.

Hope that helps someone show the running config on a Dell PowerConnect 2848 switch!