Starting a command-line Secure Shell (SSH) connection

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 Management Module User’s Guide for instructions.
  3. Start a SSH session to the management module using the SSH client of your choice. For example, if you are using the cygwin client, open a command-line window on the network-management workstation, type ssh -x, and press Enter. The IP address is the default IP address of the management module; if a new IP address has been assigned to the management module, use that one instead.

    A command-prompt window opens.

  4. Type the management-module user ID when 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).

    A CLI command prompt is displayed. You can now enter commands for the management module.