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AR500, AR510, and AR530 V200R007 Commands Reference

This document describes all the configuration commands of the device, including the command function, syntax, parameters, views, default level, usage guidelines, examples, and related commands.
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description (interface view)

description (interface view)


The description command configures the description for an interface.

The undo description command restores the default description of an interface.

By default, the description of an interface is "HUAWEI, AR Series, interface-type interface-number Interface".


description description

undo description






Specifies the interface description.

The value is a string of 1 to 242 characters. The character string is case sensitive. It can contain blanks but cannot contain the question mark (?).


Interface view

Default Level

2: Configuration level

Usage Guidelines

Usage Scenario

To facilitate device management and maintenance, you can configure descriptions for interfaces. An interface description can contain the device where the interface is located, interface type, and remote device. For example: To-[DeviceB]Eth-0/0/1 indicates that an interface of this device is connected to Eth0/0/1 of device B.


The interface description is displayed from the first non-space character.


# Configure the description of Eth0/0/1 as To-[DeviceB]Eth-0/0/1, indicating that this device is connected to device B through Eth0/0/1.
<Huawei> system-view
[Huawei] interface ethernet 0/0/1
[Huawei-Ethernet0/0/1] description To-[DeviceB]Eth-0/0/1
Updated: 2019-05-29

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