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Starting a Telnet session

You start a Telnet session to connect to the storage system.

Before You Begin

The following requirements must be met before you can connect to a storage system using a Telnet session.

  • The telnet.enable option must be set to on, which is the default setting. You verify the option is on by entering the options telnet command. You set the option to on by entering the options telnet.enable on command. For more information, see the na_options(1) man page.
  • The telnet.access option must be set so that the protocol access control defined for the storage system allows Telnet access. For more information, see the na_options(1) and na_protocolaccess(8) man pages.


Only one Telnet session can be active at a time. You can, however, open a console session at the same time a Telnet session is open.


  1. Open a Telnet session on a client.
  2. Connect to the storage system using its name.
  3. If the storage system displays the login prompt, do one of the following.
    • To access the storage system with the system account, enter the following account name:root
    • To access the storage system with an alternative administrative user account, enter the following: username

      username is the administrative user account.

    The storage system responds with the password prompt.

  4. Enter the password for the root or administrative user account.

    Note: If no password is defined for the account, press Enter.

  5. When you see the storage system prompt followed by a system message, press Return to get to the storage system prompt.


    toaster> Thu Aug 5 15:19:39 PDI [toaster: telnet_0:info]: root logged in from host:

    Press Enter.


    Note: You can abort commands entered through a Telnet session by pressing Ctrl-C.