Devices connected to Console Server mode ports may be accessed using your preferred SSH client, e.g. PuTTY, SecureCRT, MobaXterm, OpenSSH.
There are several conventions for making SSH connections either directly to a port, or to the port chooser menu.
Connect via the chooser
The chooser lets you interactively select a port and start a session:
1: Router 4: PDU 6: ISR 8: Switch
33: Front, Upper 34: Front, Lower
Connect to port >
For Console Users, just SSH to the Operations Manager and login – the chooser automatically starts.
For Administrators, SSH to the Operations Manager and login adding +serial to your username, e.g. Ada Lovelace might use adal+serial. Otherwise, login to the CLI shell and run pmshell to start chooser.
When connected to a port, use the chooser escape sequence of: <enter>~m
Connect directly to a device's port
There are four conventions to connect directly to a device's console and start a session, bypassing the chooser:
- SSH to the TCP port 3000 + serial port number, e.g. SSH to TCP port 3008 to port 8
- SSH to the Operations Manager and login adding +portX to your username, e.g. adal+port8
- SSH to the Operations Manager and login adding the +port-label to your username, e.g. adal+Switch
- Configure port with a Serial Port IP Alias address, and SSH directly to this address