Global configuration commands apply to features that affect the device as a whole. Use the configure privileged EXEC command to enter global configuration mode. The default is to enter commands from the management console.

When you enter the configure command, a message prompts you for the source of the configuration commands:

Switch# configure

Configuring from terminal, memory, or network [terminal]?

You can specify either the terminal or nonvolatile RAM (NVRAM) as the source of configuration commands.

This example shows you how to access global configuration mode:

Switch# configure terminal
Enter configuration commands, one per line.  End with CNTL/Z.

The supported commands can vary depending on the version of software in use. To display a comprehensive list of commands, enter a question mark (?) at the prompt.

Switch(config)# ?

To exit global configuration command mode and to return to privileged EXEC mode, enter the end or exit command, or press Ctrl-Z.

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