The Administration Console features two command modes: Main Session Mode and Configuration Mode.
- Main Session Mode is the default environment for the Administration Console. In this mode, you use single commands to enter configuration mode, show current configurations, exit the Administration Console, reboot or power off servers, and view command history.
- Configuration Mode is used for more complex commands and parameters, such as interfaces, network, system time, and system settings. In this mode, you use multiple commands to define the parameters for a setting and review your changes before committing them.
Connecting to the Administration Console
You can connect to the Administration Console using one of the following methods:
- Monitor & Keyboard—Attach a monitor and keyboard to the appliance using the VGA and PS/2 connectors on the back of the unit. The Administration Console interface opens.
- Serial Connection with TTY Application—Attach a 9-pin serial cable to the appliance and use a terminal (TTY) application to open an Administration Console session.
- SSH Client—Connect to the appliance’s physical IP address using a Secure
Shell (SSH) Version 2 client.Note: SSH must be configured from the Address Manager user interface. For details, refer to Configuring SSH on Address Manager.