Solved

Is there a way to commit configuration changes from GUI on Cisco 1941 router?

Posted on 2014-03-14
5
339 Views
Last Modified: 2014-03-19
I have a Cisco 1941 router.  I've recently changed the settings via the GUI and they work great.  Now I'd like to commit them to the device's NVRAM.  

How can I do this?  Is there an option available in the GUI?  If so, where?
0
Comment
Question by:SqueezeOJ
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 27

Expert Comment

by:davorin
ID: 39930667
What configuration program are you using?
Cisco Configuration Professional have in lower left part of screen utilities- write to startup configuration.
http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/net_mgmt/cisco_configuration_professional/guides/CiscoCPqsg.html
0
 

Author Comment

by:SqueezeOJ
ID: 39930756
Thanks for your response, Davorin.  I'm attaching a screenshot of my web interface.  It looks like Configuration Professional Express.  I don't see the "Write to Startup Configuration" link there.  Some other pages say "Apply Changes," but I've tested them and they don't seem to be permanent.
Cisco1941GUI.png
0
 
LVL 27

Accepted Solution

by:
davorin earned 500 total points
ID: 39931509
Hi,

Cisco routers have two configurations:
- running-config - it is the configuration in router's memory and every configuration change you make (or in your case better say "apply") it is written to this config and is effective immediately. But it gets erased at every restart (or power on).
- startup-config - it is the configuration written to permanent memory. This configuration is written ro running-config at every router's start.
When you do a configuration changes, you first apply the change to running-config and if the router is still working as you have planned, you must save it to startup-config, to make the change permanent. It is a kind of "safety valve".
In CLI the changes are written to startup config with "copy running-config startup-config" command.
In your case with "apply" you make changes active (they are written to running-config). To make the changes permanent I guess you can use "Save" option at the top of the screen (near help option).
Some are reporting that Cisco Confoguration Professional Express prior to version 2.1.3 had a bug which didn't allowed to save  the config changes.
0
 

Author Comment

by:SqueezeOJ
ID: 39931517
Excellent information, Davorin.  I'll check it out when I get back to the office and report results.  Thanks!
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:SqueezeOJ
ID: 39939304
Thorough
0

Featured Post

Industry Leaders: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This article is a how to to configure a UCS Ethernet-uplink portchannel via the console. It is easy to do and can be done quite quickly. In certain versions of the UCS manager the portchannel has issues coming up and this is a workaround. I am…
Arrow Electronics was searching for a KVM  (Keyboard/Video/Mouse) switch that could display on one single monitor the current status of all units being tested on the rack.
If you're a developer or IT admin, you’re probably tasked with managing multiple websites, servers, applications, and levels of security on a daily basis. While this can be extremely time consuming, it can also be frustrating when systems aren't wor…
Monitoring a network: why having a policy is the best policy? Michael Kulchisky, MCSE, MCSA, MCP, VTSP, VSP, CCSP outlines the enormous benefits of having a policy-based approach when monitoring medium and large networks. Software utilized in this v…

705 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question