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SP CLI and system console sessions

Only one administrator can log in to an active SP CLI session at a time. However, the SP allows you to open both an SP CLI session and a separate system console session simultaneously.

The SP prompt appears with SP in front of the hostname of the storage system. For example, if your storage system is named toaster, the storage system prompt is toaster> and the prompt for the SP session is SP toaster>.

If an SP CLI session is currently open, you or another administrator with privileges to log in to the SP can close the SP CLI session and open a new one. This feature is convenient if you logged in to the SP from one computer and forgot to close the session before moving to another computer, or if another administrator takes over the administration tasks from a different computer.

You can use the SP's system console command to connect to the storage system console from the SP. You can then start a separate SSH session for the SP CLI, leaving the system console session active. When you press Ctrl-d to exit from the storage system console, you automatically return to the SP CLI session. If an SP CLI session already exists, the following message appears:

User username has an active console session.
Would you like to disconnect that session, and start yours [y/n]?

If you enter y, the session owned by username is disconnected and your session is initiated. This action is recorded in the SP’s system event log.