Setting Up Management Access
Before you power up the system, you must set up a management console. The console allows you to communicate with the system during the power-up process and to manage the system using the command line interface (CLI).
You can manage and monitor the system by accessing it in the following ways:
- Connect a console (PC, Macintosh, or UNIX workstation) directly to the system's RS-232 serial port (DTE).
- Connect the system's 10/100Base-T port on the SRP I/O module to an Ethernet network, and run Telnet from a remote console.
For initial access to the system, you need to physically connect your console directly to the system's RS-232 port. This connection allows you to use the CLI to set an IP address on the system. Once you configure the IP address, you can access the system remotely (for example, via Telnet).