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Logging In to the CMM Craft Ethernet or Craft Serial Ports


Use this procedure to log in to the craft Ethernet or craft serial ports on a CMM. You typically do this when commissioning a new system, performing a software installation from a system repair drive, setting the CMM software and configuration back to factory defaults, or resetting the admin user’s password.

Table 1: Port Settings

Type of connection



  • Baud rate: 115200 bps (bits per second)

  • Data bits: 8

  • Parity: None

  • Stop bits: 1 bit


  • Management IP address / subnet of craft Ethernet port:

  • SSH port: 22

  1. Set the port parameters on your PC.
    • For the craft serial port, set the serial port parameters on your PC as specified in Table 1.

    • For the craft Ethernet port, set the IP address of the Ethernet port on your PC to be on the same subnet as the management IP address specified in Table 1.

  2. Connect an RS-232 or Ethernet UTP cable (CAT5 or better) from your PC to the respective CMM craft port.

  3. Establish communication with the management interface on the craft port.
    • For the craft serial port, press the Enter key to get the login prompt.

    • For the craft Ethernet port, start an SSH session to the management interface.

      For Linux and MAC OS X, launch a terminal window and start an SSH session. For Windows, install and launch a terminal application (for example, PuTTY).

      $ ssh -p22

      Once connected, you will see the login prompt.

  4. Log in as the admin or admincraft user, as follows:
    • Most of the tasks require you to log in as the admin user. When logging in as the admin user, use the password that you configured for the admin user.

    • Log in as the admincraft user only if you want to reset the admin user’s password (such as when you have lost the admin user’s password and you have no access to any other administrator accounts). The admincraft user is a special user only authorized to log in locally on the craft interface. The admincraft password is hardcoded to admincraft and cannot be changed. For information on resetting the admin user’s password, see Resetting the Password for the admin User.


    The login credentials and the available commands are different if you are booting up from a system repair drive. For more information, see Installing a Software Load on a CMM Using a System Repair Drive.

    If you are logging in on the craft serial port or if you are logging in to an uncommissioned chassis, you are placed in the commissioning shell. For example:

    localhost login: admin

    Only use the commissioning shell commands listed in the help output. Unlisted commands are not supported and should not be used.

    If you are logging in on the craft Ethernet port on a commissioned chassis, you are placed in a CLI session.

  5. Most tasks require you to be in the commissioning shell.
    • To move from the initial CLI session to the commissioning shell:

      To return to the CLI, type exit.

    • To move from the shell to a CLI session:

      To return to the shell, type exit.


      You can only enter a CLI session if the CMM is commissioned.

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Log in as the admincraft user