Accessing the command line interface

NAS Platform and Unified Storage Series 4000 Hardware Reference

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Performing some tasks require you to access the server through the command line interface (CLI). Use one of the following methods to access the CLI: serial (console) port and KVM, or SSH connection.

Using the serial (console) port

The SMU ships without a preconfigured network setup. To perform the initial setup, access the SMU through a direct serial connection or KVM. After its network configuration has been completed, access the SMU’s CLI directly through SSH or through a Java-enabled SSH session running under NAS Manager.

To connect using a serial console:

  1. Attach an RS232 null-modem cable (DB-9 female to DB-9 female) to the serial port on the SMU back panel. Attach the other end of the serial cable to a terminal (for instance, a laptop).
  2. Start a console session using your terminal emulation with the following settings:
    • 115,200 b/s
    • 8 data bits
    • 1 stop bit
    • No parity
    • VT100 emulation
    • No flow control
    You may want to enable the logging feature in your terminal program to capture the session.
  3. Log in as the user manager. When prompted, enter the password for the user manager.
  4. After connecting, launch the storage server CLI or select the SMU shell.
    From the SMU command line, access the server CLI using a method in the displayed menu, or enter q to access the SMU shell.

Using an SSH connection

The SMU can be accessed using any SSH client. Note that the client should be configured to support the UTF-8 (Unicode) character encoding.