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LAB: Managing Configurations

by Jeremy L. Gaddis on September 10, 2011 · 0 comments

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Unless you want to completely reconfigure a router or switch every time it reboots or the power is turned off, you need to be able to manage the configurations. In this lab, you’ll demonstrate the ability to erase and save device configurations.


You may use any router or switch to complete this exercise. It does not need to be connected to any other devices.

Task 1

Establish a console connection to your device.

Task 2

Erase any existing startup configuration.

Task 3

Reload the device.

Task 4

Depending on the type of device you’re using, set it’s hostname to either “core-router” or “core-switch”.

Task 5

Verify that the hostname change was successful.

Task 6

Permanently save the change you made to the configuration.

Task 7

Reload the device.

Task 8

Verify that the configuration was properly saved (the hostname you set should be retained).

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