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Accessing the SP from an administration host

You can log in to the SP of a node from an administration host to perform node management tasks remotely.

Before you begin

The following conditions must be met:

About this task

If the SP is configured to use an IPv4 or IPv6 address, and if five SSH login attempts from a host fail consecutively within 10 minutes, the SP rejects SSH login requests and suspends the communication with the IP address of the host for 15 minutes. The communication resumes after 15 minutes, and you can try to log in to the SP again.

Data ONTAP prevents you from creating or using system-reserved names (such as "root" and "naroot") to access the cluster or the SP.


  1. From the administration host, log in to the SP: ssh username@SP_IP_address
  2. When you are prompted, enter the password for username.
    The SP prompt appears, indicating that you have access to the SP CLI.

Examples of SP access from an administration host

The following example shows how to log in to the SP with a user account joe, which has been set up to access the SP.
[admin_host]$ ssh joe@ 
joe@'s password:
The following examples show how to use the IPv6 global address or IPv6 router-advertised address to log in to the SP on a node that has SSH set up for IPv6 and the SP configured for IPv6.
[admin_host]$ ssh joe@fd22:8b1e:b255:202::1234
joe@fd22:8b1e:b255:202::1234's password: 
[admin_host]$ ssh joe@fd22:8b1e:b255:202:2a0:98ff:fe01:7d5b
joe@fd22:8b1e:b255:202:2a0:98ff:fe01:7d5b's password: