Configuration Output Format Overview

The JunosE show configuration command displays the entire system configuration. For very large configurations, the show configuration report can take a long time to generate and display.

The service show-config format command enables you to run the show configuration command using one of two formats—original format (format 1; the default) and a format that provides a much faster output (format 2). Using format 2 can significantly reduce the amount of time it takes to generate and display configurations that contain three or more virtual routers and a large number of interfaces.

The primary difference between format 1 and format 2 output is the way in which each displays layer 2 and layer 3 interface configurations. Table 54 indicates where layer 2 and layer 3 interface configurations appear within the show configuration command output when the system is using format 1 or format 2.

Table 54: Output Locations for Layer 2 and Layer 3 Interface Configurations

Format

Layer 2 Only Interfaces

Layer 3 Only Interfaces

Layer 2 and Layer 3 Combination Interfaces

Format 1

Entire configuration appears in the default router output

Entire configuration appears in the layer 3 virtual router output

Layer 2 configuration appears in the default router the layer 3 virtual router output

Format 2

Entire configuration appears in the default router output

Entire configuration appears in the layer 3 virtual router output

Layer 2 configuration appears in the default router output; layer 3 configuration appears in the layer 3 virtual router output

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