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Accessing the cluster by using Telnet

You can issue Telnet requests to the cluster to perform administrative tasks. Telnet is disabled by default.

Before you begin

The following conditions must be met before you can use Telnet to access the cluster:

About this task


  1. From an administration host, enter the following command:
    telnet hostname_or_IP

    hostname_or_IP is the host name or the IP address of the cluster management LIF or a node management LIF. Using the cluster management LIF is recommended. You can use an IPv4 or IPv6 address.

Example of a Telnet request

The following example shows how the user named "joe", who has been set up with Telnet access, can issue a Telnet request to access a cluster whose cluster management LIF is
admin_host$ telnet
Data ONTAP/amd64
login: joe