The BMC command line interface (CLI) commands enable you to remotely access and administer the storage system and diagnose error conditions. Also, the BMC extends AutoSupport capabilities by sending alerts and notifications through an AutoSupport message.
The BMC extends AutoSupport capabilities by sending alerts and “down system” or “down filer” notifications through an AutoSupport message when the storage system goes down, regardless of whether the storage system can send AutoSupport messages. Other than generating these messages on behalf of a system that is down, and attaching additional diagnostic information to AutoSupport messages, the BMC has no effect on the storage system’s AutoSupport functionality. The system’s AutoSupport behavior is the same as it would be without BMC installed. The AutoSupport configuration settings and message content behavior of the BMC are inherited from Data ONTAP.
The BMC supports the SSH protocol for CLI access from UNIX clients and PuTTY for CLI access from PC clients. Telnet and RSH are not supported. These protocols are not available on the BMC, and system options to enable or disable them have no effect on the BMC.