In Console Server mode, when connected to a serial port device using Telnet/SSH or SDTConnector, you are connected via pmshell.
First, initiate the
pmshell Shell Commands menu (see below).
From your preferred terminal emulator (Putty, SecureCRT, Mac Terminal, etc.), enter the following:
If you receive the following error, it usually means that no serial ports have been configured:
ERROR: Insufficient permissions
Configure the ports under Serial & Network → Serial Port → Edit → Click Console Server Mode radio button and then click Apply.
When a serial port is configured, the example menu is displayed. Enter a device to be managed:
2: CISCOASA 3: CISCOSWITCH 4: CISCOROUTER
Once the device has been entered, typing
~? will display the shell commands:
~? characters in this escape sequence should not be visible. If you start to see the text you are typing, hit Enter 1-2 times to refresh.
|Shell Commands and Explanations:|
||Generate BREAK||BREAK sequence is often used in device recovery situations.|
||View history||Recent port history of RX/TX operations.|
||Power menu||(Optional) If a managed PDU has been configured, the Power menu can be pulled up directly from the device.|
||Connect to port menu||Returns you to the main pmshell selection menu when connected to an active console session.|
||(tilde period) Exit pmshell||Exits the pmshell system when connected to an active console session.|
||Show this message||Displays
|To access the Help menu, type the following command:|
||Note: Double tilde is required for all OpenSSH-based terminals (Mac & Linux)|