IMPORTANT: Certain operating systems require a device driver or special mode of operation to enable
proper functioning of the USB CLI port (see
Supported host applications
S3200/S2200 controllers support the following applications to facilitate connection.
Table 30 Supported terminal emulator applications
HyperTerminal and TeraTerm
Once the management computer detects connection to the USB-capable device, the Management
Controller awaits input of characters from the host computer via the command-line. To see the
command-line prompt, you must press Enter. The MC provides direct access to the CLI.
NOTE: Directly cabling to the CLI port is an out-of-band connection, because it communicates outside of
the data paths used to transfer information from a computer or network to the controller enclosure.
Device driver/special operation mode
Certain operating systems require a device driver or special mode of operation. Product and vendor
identification information required for such setup is provided below.
Table 31 USB vendor and product identification codes
USB Identification code type
USB Vendor ID
USB Product ID
Microsoft Windows operating systems provide a USB serial port driver. However, the USB driver requires
details for connecting to S3200/S2200 controller enclosures. Lenovo provides a device driver for use in
the Windows environment. The USB device driver and installation instructions are available via a
Obtaining the software download
1. Verify that the management computer has Internet access.
2. See Lenovo's customer support website:
a. Select Product Support, and navigate to Storage Products.
Peruse the location for information about the "USB driver."
b. Follow the instructions accompanying the device driver topic for Microsoft Windows.
Although Linux operating systems do not require installation of a device driver, certain parameters must be
provided during driver loading to enable recognition of the S3200/S2200 controller enclosures.
USB device connection
Device driver/special operation
Microsoft Windows (all versions)
Linux (all versions)