You can directly access any Opengear console server's Management Console using your browser - or you can configure Telnet or SSH tools to directly access the console server's command line.
Another alternative is to use the SDTConnector client as a single point of integrated access to all you infrastructure. SDTConnector can be configured manually as detailed below, or automatically using Retrieve Hosts (refer faq285). To enable SDT access to the console server you must first configure the console server to allow port forwarded network access to itself:
- Browse to the console server Management Console
- Select Network Hosts from Serial & Network and click Add Host
- In the IP Address/DNS Name field enter 127.0.0.1 (this is the Opengear console server's network loopback address) and enter Loopback in Description
- Remove all entries under Permitted Services except for those that will be used in accessing the Management Console (80/http or 443/https) or the command line (22/ssh or 23/telnet)
- Scroll to the bottom and click Apply
- Administrators by default have gateway access privileges, however for Users to access the gateway Management Console you will need to give those Users the required access privileges.
- Select Users & Groups from Serial & Network.
- Click Add User.
- Enter a Username, Description and Password/Confirm.
- Select 127.0.0.1 from Accessible Host(s) and click Apply
Next you must configure the SDTConnector client to access the console server itself with it set up as a host and then configure appropriate access services. Again this can be done manually as detailed below, or automatically using Retrieve Hosts (refer faq285):
- Launch SDTConnector on your computer
- Set up the console server as a Gateway in your SDTConnector client (with username/ password etc as detailed infaq266).
- Select this newly added Gateway and click the Host icon to create a host. Alternatively, select File -> New Host.
- Enter 127.0.0.1 as the Host Address and give some details in Descriptive Name/Notes.
- Click OK.
Now you can click the HTTP or HTTPS Services icon to access the gateway's Management Console, or click the SSH or Telnet icon to access the gateway command line console.