changes that take place after the boot process completes are written to the
running-config file. The backup-config file does not exist until you explicitly
create one by copying an existing configuration file to the backup-config file
or downloading a backup-config file to the switch.
You can also create configuration scripts, which are text files that contains
You must use the CLI to manage configuration scripts. The configuration
scripting feature is not available from the web interface.
When you apply (run) a configuration script on the switch, the commands in
the script are executed in the order in which they are written as if you were
typing them into the CLI. The commands that are executed in the
configuration script are added to the running-config file.
You might upload a configuration file from the switch to a remote server for
the following reasons:
To create a backup copy
To use the configuration file on another switch
To manually edit the file
You might download a configuration file from a remote server to the switch
for the following reasons:
To restore a previous configuration
To load the configuration copied from another switch
To load the same configuration file on multiple switches
Use a text editor to open a configuration file and view or change its contents.
If you use OpenManage Switch Administrator to manage the switch over an
HTTPS connection, you must copy the appropriate certificate files to the
switch. If you use the CLI to manage the switch over an SSH connection, you
must copy the appropriate key files to the switch.
Managing Images and Files