3.3 Step 3: Launch the Command Line Interface (WIPSadmin)
You must use the server's Command Line Interface (CLI) to configure three initial settings:
• Time settings
• IP settings
• One GUI administrator account.
Other configuration activities can occur either on the GUI or the CLI. AirDefense, Inc. recommends
that you use the GUI.
You can use SSH to access the CLI remotely, or you can connect a monitor and keyboard directly to
the server. The CLI contains a set of administrative utilities, called WIPSadmin utilities, which are
organized into four program areas: Manage, Dbase, Software, and Configuration.
1. Turn on power to the AirDefense Server.
The AirDefense Server boots up and a Command Line login prompt displays.
2. Type the Default Command Line User account name (smxmgr), and then press
3. Type the default Command Line User password (smxmgr), and then press
The WIPSadmin main screen displays.
5. Go to the next step: Configure Time Settings.
3.4 Step 4: Configure Time Settings (TZ and Time)
To configure time settings for your AirDefense Server, you can either:
• Specify the time zone and time.
• Specify an NTP server.
(case-sensitive!) at the prompt.
Changing the time settings later, after AirDefense accumulates data,
can have an adverse effect on the integral state, time, and event
associations that are essential to accurate data reporting.