Unlike the other operating systems, such as Windows and Linux, Cisco Internetworking Operating System (IOS) typically does not use the multi-user concept. Instead of using the multi-user concept, it uses the different types of configuration modes to perform the different types of configuration tasks on a Cisco router or switch. Before you can perform any configuration task on a Cisco router, you need to understand the various types Cisco IOS configuration modes. In this post, we will discuss the various types of Cisco IOS configuration modes.
The following table lists the various types of Cisco ISO configuration modes used to configure a Cisco router or switch. [Read more…]