The BEGIN CONFIG command begins the configuration session. Changes caused by subsequent commands are recorded in the new configuration map.
When the BEGIN CONFIG command is accepted, you can type commands to describe the new configuration map. The new configuration map is copied from main memory to disk when a subsequent END CONFIG command is executed.
If you type the BEGIN CONFIG command when a configuration session is in progress, the utility prompts whether to end the configuration session that is in progress:
The previous BEGIN CONFIG has not been ended. Do you want to abort it? -- Answer Y(es) or N(o):
To abort the previous BEGIN CONFIG command, type Y.
To continue the configuration session in progress, type N.
The system displays:
BEGIN CONFIG is ignored.
When a configuration session ends prematurely, the new configuration map is not updated, and all changes are lost. A configuration session ends prematurely if one of these events occurs: