Global configuration commands apply to features that affect the device as a whole. Use theÂ configure privileged EXEC command to enter global configuration mode. The default is to enter commands from the management console.
When you enter theÂ configure command, a message prompts you for the source of the configuration commands:
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.
To exit global configuration command mode and to return to privileged EXEC mode, enter theÂ end orÂ exit command, or pressÂ Ctrl-Z.