Configuring the Switch
For detailed interface configuration information, refer to the Cisco IOS Interface Configuration Guide
at this URL:
Using Configuration Mode
If you prefer not to use the setup facility, you can configure the switch from configuration mode as
Connect a console terminal to the console interface of your supervisor engine.
When you are asked if you want to enter the initial dialog, answer no to enter the normal operating mode
Would you like to enter the initial dialog? [yes]: no
After a few seconds you will see the user EXEC prompt (
The prompt will change to the privileged EXEC prompt (#) as follows:
At the prompt (#), enter the configure terminal command to enter configuration mode as follows:
Router# configure terminal
Enter configuration commands, one per line. End with CNTL/Z.
At the prompt, enter the interface type slot/interface command to enter interface configuration mode as
Router(config)# interface fastethernet 5/1
In either of these configuration modes, you can enter any changes to the configuration. Enter the end
command to exit configuration mode.
Save your settings. (See the
Your switch is now minimally configured and can boot with the configuration you entered. To see a list
of the configuration commands, enter ? at the prompt or press the help key in configuration mode.
Checking the Running Configuration Before Saving
You can check the configuration settings you entered or changes you made by entering the show
running-config command at the privileged EXEC prompt (#) as follows:
Router# show running-config
Catalyst 6500 Series Switch Cisco IOS Software Configuration Guide—Release 12.1 E
Configuration changes can only be made in enable mode.
"Saving the Running Configuration Settings" section on page
Configuring the Switch for the First Time
). Type enable to enter enable mode: