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Accessing the cluster by using RSH

You can issue RSH requests to the cluster to perform administrative tasks. RSH is not a secure protocol and is disabled by default.

Before you begin

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

About this task


  1. From an administration host, enter the following command: rsh hostname_or_IP -l username:password command
    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.

    command is the command you want to execute over RSH.

Example of an RSH request

The following example shows how the user named "joe", who has been set up with RSH access, can issue an RSH request to run the cluster show command:
admin_host$ rsh -l joe:password cluster show

Node                  Health  Eligibility
--------------------- ------- ------------
node1                 true    true
node2                 true    true
2 entries were displayed.