Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Dell Blade IOM back door console access

There are three ways to manage a Dell Blade switch.

  1. The good old serial console
  2. SSH if you have configured the switch with an IP address via method 1.
  3. SSH to the CMC IP address with putty, teraterm etc.
    at the $ prompt type:
    $ connect switch-1
  4. To exit type CTRL+\
Magic console access to the switch for a remote location without a serial connection, great if you assign the wrong VLAN like I did and get cut off from the switch via SSH :P

switch-1 = A1
switch-2 = A2
switch-3 = B1
switch-4 = B2
switch-5 = C1
switch-6 = C2

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