System Management Features
Multiple Management Options
You can use any of the following methods to manage the switch:
Use a Web browser to access the Dell OpenManage Switch Administrator
interface. The switch contains an embedded Web server that serves
Use a telnet client, SSH client, or a direct console connection to access the
CLI. The CLI syntax and semantics conform as much as possible to
common industry practice.
Use a network management system (NMS) to manage and monitor the
system through SNMP. The switch supports SNMP v1/v2c/v3 over the
UDP/IP transport protocol.
Users with a privilege level of 15 can configure the switch to operate in
normal mode or simple mode. By default, the switch operates in normal
mode. When the PowerConnect M6220/M6348/M8024/M8024-k switch is
operating in simple mode, a limited number of features are available to
configure. For features that are not available in simple mode, their
administrative Web pages and CLI commands are unavailable.
The PowerConnect M8024-k switch operates in Simple mode by default.
The PowerConnect M6220, M6348, and M8024 switches operate in normal mode by
default, and Simple mode is disabled.
For information about enabling Simple mode, see "Managing General System
Settings" on page 275.