Secure Shell (SSH) connection

This topic tell you how to establish a Secure Shell (SSH) connection with the management module.

To log on to the management module using SSH, complete the following steps:

  1. Make sure that the SSH service on the network-management workstation is enabled. See your operating-system documentation for instructions.
  2. Make sure that the SSH server on the BladeCenter® management module is enabled. See the BladeCenter Advanced Management Module User's Guide for instructions.
  3. Start an SSH session to the management module, using the SSH client of your choice. For example, if you are using the cygwin client, from a command prompt on the network-management workstation, type ssh ip_address (where ip_address is the management module IP address), and press Enter. For the first connection to the management module, use the default IP address of the management module; if a new IP address has been assigned to the management module, use that one instead.
    Note: The factory-defined static IPv4 IP address is, the default IPv4 subnet address is, and the default host name is MMxxxxxxxxxxxx, where xxxxxxxxxxxx is the burned-in MAC address. The MAC address is on a label on the management module, below the IP reset button. See IPv6 addressing for initial connection for information about determining IPv6 addressing for initial connection.
  4. Type the management-module user ID when you are prompted. At the password prompt, type the management-module password. The user ID and password are case sensitive and are the same as those that are used for management-module web access. The default management-module user name is USERID, and the default password is PASSW0RD (note the number zero, not the letter O, in PASSW0RD).
The CLI command prompt is displayed. You can now enter commands for the management module.