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Logging in to the RLM from an administration host

You can log in to the RLM from an administration host to perform administrative tasks remotely, if the host has a Secure Shell client application that supports SSHv2 and you have proper administrative privileges on the storage system.

Before you begin

The following are the prerequisites for logging in to the RLM:

About this task

If the RLM is running firmware version 4.0 or later and is configured to use an IPv4 address, the RLM rejects SSH login requests and suspends all communication with the IP address for 15 minutes if five SSH login attempts fail repeatedly within 10 minutes. The communication resumes after 15 minutes, and you can try to log in to the RLM again.

The RLM ignores the autologout.telnet.timeout and the autologout.console.timeout options. The settings for these options do not have any effect on the RLM.


  1. Enter the following command from the UNIX host:
    ssh  username@RLM_IP_address
  2. When you are prompted, enter the password for username.

    The RLM prompt appears, indicating that you have access to the RLM CLI.

Examples of RLM access from an administration host

The following example shows how to log in to the RLM as naroot.

ssh naroot@

The following example shows how to log in to the RLM with a user account, joe, which has been set up on the storage system to access the RLM.

ssh joe@

The following examples show how to use the IPv6 global address or IPv6 router-advertised address to log in to the RLM on a storage system that has SSH set up for IPv6 and the RLM configured for IPv6.

ssh joe@fd22:8b1e:b255:202::1234
ssh joe@fd22:8b1e:b255:202:2a0:98ff:fe01:7d5b