An overview of the terminology used within configurations.
Several versions of system configuration information exist on the system at a given time.
- Active or “running” configuration. This configuration is the one that is loaded and being used by the system.
- Working configuration. When you enter configuration mode and make configuration changes, changes remain in working configuration until you commit the changes, at which time the configuration becomes active or running.
- Saved or “boot” configuration. If you save configuration (by using the save command), it is saved to the config.boot file in the /config directory of the local system. When you reboot, the system reads and loads the configuration from config.boot.
CLI configuration states shows configuration states possible in the Vyatta CLI.