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Dell PowerConnect 6024/6024F Systems User's Guide
Starting the Application
Understanding the Interface
Using the Switch Administrator Buttons
Accessing the Switch Through the CLI
Using the CLI
For information about assigning an IP address to a switch, see "Static IP Address and Subnet Mask."
|NOTE: The switch is not configured with a default password, and you can configure the switch without entering a password. For information about recovering a lost password, see "Password Recovery."|
|NOTE: Passwords are both case sensitive and alpha-numeric.|
The home page (see Figure 4-1) contains the following views:
Figure 4-1. Switch Administrator Components
Table 4-1 lists the interface components with their corresponding numbers.
Table 4-1. Interface Components
The tree view contains a list of the different device features. The branches in the tree view can be expanded to view all the components under a specific feature, or retracted to hide the feature's components. By dragging the vertical bar to the right, you can expand the tree area to view a full name of a component.
NOTE: The LEDs do not appear in the device view. You can only determine LED status by looking at the actual switch. For information about LEDs, see "LED Definitions."
The information buttons provide access to information about the switch and access to Dell Support. For more information, see "Information Buttons."
Table 4-2. Information Buttons
Online help that contains information to assist in configuring and managing the switch. The online help pages are linked directly to the pages. For example, if the IP Addressing page is open, the help topic for that page displays if you click Help.
Table 4-3. Device Management Buttons
The switch can be managed over a direct connection to the console port or via a Telnet connection. For information about out-of-band management ports, see "Out of Band Management Port."
Using the CLI is similar to entering commands on a Linux system. If access is via a Telnet connection, ensure the device has an IP address defined and that the workstation used to access the device is connected to the device prior to beginning using CLI commands.
For information about configuring an initial IP Address, see "Static IP Address and Subnet Mask."
|NOTE: Ensure the client is loaded, before using the CLI.|
|NOTE: If a different user logs into the system in the Privilege EXEC command mode, the current user is logged off and the new user is logged in.|
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 is an alternative to a local login terminal where a remote login is required.
Your switch supports up to four simultaneous Telnet sessions. All CLI commands can be used over a telnet session.
To start a Telnet session:
The CLI is divided into command modes. Each command mode has a specific command set. Entering a question mark at the console prompt displays a list of commands available for that particular command mode.
In each mode, a specific command is used to navigate from one command mode to another.
During the CLI session initialization, the CLI mode is the User EXEC mode. Only a limited subset of commands are available in the User EXEC mode. This level is reserved for tasks that do not change the console configuration and is used to access configuration sub-systems such as the CLI. To enter the next level, the Privileged EXEC mode, a password is required (if configured).
The Privileged EXEC mode provides access to the device global configuration. For specific global configurations within the device, enter the next level, Global Configuration mode. A password is not required.
The Global Configuration mode manages the device configuration on a global level.
The Interface Configuration mode configures the device at the physical interface level. Interface commands which require subcommands have another level called the Subinterface Configuration mode. A password is not required.
After logging into the device, the EXEC command mode is enabled. The user-level prompt consists of the host name followed by the angle bracket (>). For example:
|NOTE: The default host name is console unless it has been modified during initial configuration.|
The user EXEC commands permit connecting to remote devices, changing terminal settings on a temporary basis, performing basic tests, and listing system information.
To list the user EXEC commands, enter a question mark at the command prompt.
Privileged access can be protected to prevent unauthorized access and ensure operating parameters. Passwords are displayed on the screen, and are case sensitive.
To access and list the Privileged EXEC Mode commands:
The Privileged EXEC mode prompt displays as the device host name followed by #. For example:
To list the Privileged EXEC commands, type a question mark at the command prompt and press <Enter>.
To return from Privileged EXEC Mode to User EXEC Mode use any of the following commands: disable, exit/end, or <Ctrl><Z>.
The following example illustrates accessing privileged EXEC mode and then returning to the User EXEC mode:
Enter Password: ******
Use the exit command to move back to a previous mode. For example, you can move from Interface Configuration mode to Global Configuration mode, and from Global Configuration mode to Privileged EXEC mode.
Global Configuration commands apply to system features, rather than a specific protocol or interface.
To access Global Configuration mode, at the Privileged EXEC Mode prompt, type configure and press <Enter>. The Global Configuration Mode displays as the device host name followed by the pound sign # and (config).
To list the Global Configuration commands, enter a question mark at the command prompt.
To return from Global Configuration mode to Privileged EXEC mode, type the exit command or use the <Ctrl><Z> command.
The following example illustrates how to access Global Configuration mode and return back to the Privileged EXEC mode:
Interface configuration commands modify specific IP interface settings, including bridge-group, description, and so forth. The Interface Configuration modes are:
CLI commands are provided as configuration examples. For a full description of the CLI commands, including examples, refer to your switch's CLI Reference Guide.
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