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Power On and Perform Initial Configuration


Evaluate the overall loading of the branch circuit before you install any equipment into a rack.

To power on the device:

  1. Verify that the power source is operational.
  2. Inspect all grounding and power connections to the device chassis.
  3. Confirm that all cable connections are secure.
  4. Switch any available power switches to ON.
  5. Monitor the console to verify that the device is booting up properly.

    The device goes through a boot process. When a prompt appears on the console, the device is ready to be configured. If the device is new, it boots to a first boot script. If the device is already operational, it boots to a login prompt.

The CTP151 device is delivered with the CTPOS software preinstalled on the internal SSD. If the CTPOS software preinstalled on your device is corrupted, you can use a USB storage device to load the CTPOS software on the internal SSD.

To bring up the CTP151 device with CTPOS on the internal SSD using a USB storage device:

  1. Download and copy the CTPOS software USB installation image to a USB storage device.
  2. Insert the USB storage device to the CTP151 chassis, power on the CTP151 device, and monitor the console.
  3. Press the Del key to open the BIOS menu.
  4. Select the Boot tab and make the first boot device the one that includes “UEFI” and “Flash” in the name, which indicates that it is the USB install media.
  5. Save the configuration and exit the setup.

    The device goes through a boot process, and then the CTPOS USB installation menu opens.

  6. Select a destination disk (the internal SSD on the CTP151), and then verify the installation selections.
  7. Enter y to continue with the CTPOS software installation.
  8. Enter y to reboot the system.
  9. After the system reboots, go back to the BIOS menu and change the first boot device to the one that includes “UEFI OS (P5: SFSA20...”.
  10. Save the configuration and exit the BIOS menu.

For the first-time boot process, there is a series of login prompts that require the following settings:

  • You must provide a password for the root account. The ctp and ctp_cmd accounts have default passwords. The default password for the ctp user account is "ctp", and the default password for the ctp_cmd user account is "ctp_cmd". You can change the default passwords later.
  • Supported protocol or protocols—(0) IPv4 only, (1) IPv6 only, or (2) IPv4 and IPv6. Enter the appropriate number value.
  • Default interface—From the list of available devices, such as eth0 and eth1 (or more), enter the name of the interface that you want to set as the default.
  • Hostname of the device.
  • IP address of the interface—Enter the IP address of the selected interface, or accept the loopback address ( as the default.
  • Netmask of the IP address—Enter the netmask (such as, or accept as the default.
  • Gateway IP address—Enter the IP address of the gateway, or accept the local address ( as the default.
  • Maximum transmission unit (MTU)—Enter the MTU in bytes, or accept 1500 bytes as the default.
  • Static routes added to the default interface, if any.
  • Date and time GMT (more precisely, UTC)—Enter these separately in digits for the month, day, hour, and minutes in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), or accept the internal settings.

    The device goes into startup mode.

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