Rackmount Console Switch Owner's Manual
The Administrator Functions Menu is accessed from the Administrator Commands
Menu. Here, you can setup the administrator and user accounts and utilize the
Rackmount Console Switch's FLASH upgrade feature.
Differences between Secure and Non-Secure Operating Modes
Setting up an administrator account with a password places your system in secure
mode. Non-secure systems do not use passwords. To return your system to the
default of non-secure mode, simply delete the administrator password. When
the administrator password is enabled, user passwords must also be entered or
the switch will not be completely secure. The default for users is no password.
Simply press Enter at the prompt.
If you conﬁ gure an administrator password from this menu, your system will then
be in secure mode. A lock symbol will appear to the right of the menu headings
to indicate secure operation.
You have the option of automatically logging out of the system after an administrator
deﬁ ned period of inactivity. Timeout values can be set from 0 to 60 minutes.
(Default is ﬁ ve minutes). A value of 0 keeps the user logged in continuously.
When the timeout is reached, the current port is deselected and the display goes
to the login prompt. Users must login again to access system servers. This option
is only available in secure mode.
Multiple User Logins
You can create up to four user logins in addition to the system administrator. Use
these logins to conﬁ gure and control server access for every type of system user.
The administrator has full access privileges; additional users can have viewing
or viewing with keyboard and mouse control capability for each attached server.
This option is only available in secure mode.