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Accessing the storage system by using the serial port

You can access the storage system directly from a console that is attached to the serial port by a cable.

About this task

If the values of the following options are changed, the new values take effect only after the console session is reestablished:

For more information about these options, see the na_options(1) man page.


  1. At the console, press Enter.

    The system responds with the login prompt.

  2. At the login prompt, do one of the following:
    To access the storage system with... Enter the following account name...
    The default system account
    An alternative administrative user account username

    The system responds with the password prompt.

  3. Enter the password for the root or administrative user account, and then press Enter.
  4. If you see the system prompt followed by a system message, press Enter to get to the system prompt.


    toaster> Thu Aug 5 15:19:39 PDI [filer: telnet_0:info]: root logged in from host: 

    (Press Enter.)


    Note: You can abort commands entered at the console by pressing Ctrl-C.