Understanding the CLI modes
There are four CLI modes in the CLI. Each mode enables a different set of commands that are available to the user.
Default—The initial mode after logging in. This mode contains mostly commands that display current settings and statistics on the device. The prompt is matrix_host> when the CLI is in default mode. The commands available in the default mode start with:
clear
enable
exit
help
history
show
terminal
Enabled—The next level of access. This enables additional commands which allow system level configuration (authentication, logging, network interface settings, time settings, licensing and power settings). To enter this mode type enable . To exit this level type disable . The command prompt will be set to matrix_host#.
Configure—The highest level of access. To access the 'configure' mode, you must first be in 'enabled' mode. This enables additional commands that allow changing configuration settings. Here layouts can be created, deleted, modified or activated. Rules and filters can be created, modified or deleted. To enter this mode type configure terminal. To exit this mode and go back to Enabled, type exit. The command prompt will be set to matrix_host(layout_name)#. The layout_name is the name of the current layout that is loaded for modification (defaults to the active layout).
Power Off—This mode is entered when the power to the Matrix is turned off (system power off). It contains only a limited set of commands to either exit the CLI session or turn the power back on.
To end the CLI session, type exit while in Default or Enabled mode.
In addition to operation mode, each CLI command has a security level. Every user logging into the system (either by the web interface or CLI) is associated with one or more security levels. The security levels are:
read-only: Allowed to view current configuration settings and system statistics.
support: All of read-only, plus the ability to configure system settings.
administrator: All of support, plus the ability to configure layouts, rules, and filters.