2 Start the terminal emulator, such as Microsoft HyperTerminal, and select
the appropriate serial port (for example, COM 1) to connect to the
3 Configure the management station serial port with the following settings:
Data rate — 9600 baud.
Data format — 8 data bits
Parity — None
Stop bits — 1
Flow control — None
When you have successfully connected to the switch and configured the
terminal settings, the console> prompt displays, and you can enter
However, if an authentication method has been configured for console port
access, the User: login prompt displays.
Telnet is a terminal emulation TCP/IP protocol. ASCII terminals can be
virtually connected to the local device through a TCP/IP protocol network.
Telnet connections are enabled by default, and the Telnet port number is 23.
The switch supports up to four simultaneous Telnet sessions. All CLI
commands can be used over a Telnet session.
SSH, which is more secure than Telnet, is disabled by default.
To connect to the switch by using Telnet, the switch must have an IP address,
and the switch and management station must have network connectivity. You
can use any Telnet client on the management station to connect to the
You can also initiate a Telnet session from the OpenManage Switch
Administrator. For more information, see "Initiating a Telnet Session from the
Web Interface" on page 287.
Using the Command-Line Interface
By default, no authentication is required for console access.