Configuration Submodes and Contexts

ImageCurrent Configuration

Configuration mode itself contains a multitude of subcommand modes. Context-setting commands move you from one configuration subcommand mode, or context, to another. These context-setting commands tell the switch the topic about which you will enter the next few configuration commands. More importantly, the context tells the switch the topic you care about right now, so when you use the ? to get help, the switch gives you help about that topic only.

Note

Context-setting is not a Cisco term—it’s just a term used here to help make sense of configuration mode.

The interface command is one ...

Get CCENT/CCNA ICND1 100-101 Official Cert Guide now with the O’Reilly learning platform.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from nearly 200 publishers.