The Configuration and Reconfiguration utilities, config and reconfig, are used to define the contiguous maps, AMPs, and PEs that operate together as a Teradata Database. (The Reconfiguration utility is described in Reconfiguration Utility (reconfig).)
Use Configuration to define the system: the system contiguous maps and the interrelationships among the AMPs, AMP clusters (logical groupings of AMPs), PEs, and hosts that are connected as a Teradata Database system. (The Reconfiguration utility uses information from Configuration to configure the Teradata Database components into an operational system.) You must access a system console to use either utility.
Use the Configuration commands described in this chapter to add, delete, list, modify, move, or show AMPs and PEs. Other steps in configuring a system involve the Parallel Database Extensions (PDE) portions of Teradata Database, and are configured with the PUT utility.
For more information on PUT configuration steps, see the Parallel Upgrade Tool (PUT) Reference, available from http://www.info.teradata.com.