In this document, the following conventions are used:
||CLI arguments for which the user is supposed to supply values.|
||A keyboard key or combination.|
||Square brackets indicate optional elements.|
||A pipe indicates a logical or (exclusive).|
- A mode is an environment providing a list of CLI commands. The operational mode mostly provides commands to display state, while the edition mode provides commands to modify the device configuration.
- A context is an environment of the edition mode in which parameters can be configured or displayed. Some CLI commands are relevant to a context.
- A configuration describes a coherent programming of the device, represented in a tree.
- Staging Configuration
- The staging configuration is the one currently beeing modified locally in the CLI, and not yet active on the device.
- Running Configuration
- The running configuration is the one currently active on the device.
- Startup Configuration
- The startup configuration is the one that will be loaded at the next reboot.
- Configuration File
- A configuration file is used to transfer a configuration to or from a remote machine for editing or backup purposes.