Switch prompts in examples

The switch prompts used in this document are examples and might not match your particular switch or environment.

In examples:

  • The switch prompt starts with the word switch.

  • The switch prompt also indicates the command context.

    For example:


    Indicates the operator command context.


    Indicates the manager command context.


    Indicates the global configuration context.

    In your environment, the switch prompt can vary because the prompt is user-configurable.

    • Typically, the switch prompt begins with the host name of the switch.

    • The switch prompt contains specifiers in certain configuration command contexts, such as interface name or VLAN ID. For example: switch(config-vlan-100)#

      In these cases, examples in this document might contain placeholders such as n or if.