Typographic Conventions

The following conventions are used throughout this document to emphasize important concepts:

Table 1: Typographical Conventions

Type Style



This style is used for emphasizing important terms and to mark the titles of books.


This style is used for command names and parameter options when mentioned in the text.


This fixed-width font depicts command syntax and examples of commands and command output.

<angle brackets>

In the command syntax, text within angle brackets represents items that you should replace with information appropriate to your specific situation.

For example, ping <ipaddr>

In this example, you would type “ping” at the system prompt exactly as shown, followed by the IP address of the system to which ICMPInternet Control Message Protocol. ICMP is an error reporting protocol. It is used by network devices such as routers, to send error messages and operational information to the source IP address when network problems prevent delivery of IP packets. echo packets are to be sent. Do not type the angle brackets.

[square brackets]

In the command syntax, items enclosed in brackets are optional. Do not type the brackets.


In the command examples, single items within curled braces and separated by a vertical bar represent the available choices. Enter only one choice. Do not type the braces or bars.

{ap-name <ap-name>}|{ipaddr <ip-addr>}

Two items within curled braces indicate that both parameters must be entered together. If two or more sets of curled braces are separated by a vertical bar, like in the example to the left, enter only one choice. Do not type the braces or bars.

The following informational icons are used throughout this guide:


Indicates helpful suggestions, pertinent information, and important things to remember.


Indicates a risk of damage to your hardware or loss of data.

Indicates a risk of personal injury or death.