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Change CLI Modes

The CLI provides two command modes:
  • Operational
    —Use operational mode to view information about the firewall and the traffic running through it or to view information about Panorama or a Log Collector. Additionally, use operational mode commands to perform operations such as restarting, loading a configuration, or shutting down. When you log in, the CLI opens in operational mode.
  • Configuration
    —Use configuration mode to view and modify the configuration.
You can switch between operational and configuration modes at any time, as follows:
  • To switch from operational mode to configuration mode:
    username@hostname>
    configure
    Entering configuration mode [edit] username@hostname#
    Notice that the command prompt changes from a
    >
    to a
    #
    , indicating that you successfully changed modes.
  • To switch from configuration mode to operational mode, use either the
    quit
    or
    exit
    command:
    username@hostname#
    quit
    Exiting configuration mode username@hostname>
  • To enter an operational mode command while in configuration mode, use the
    run
    command, for example:
    username@hostname#
    run ping host 10.1.1.2
    PING 10.1.1.2 (10.1.1.2) 56(84) bytes of data ... username@hostname#

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