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a CLI for configuration and monitoring along with a GUI. You can access the ACS CLI through a secure shell (SSH) client or the console port.
Two different types of accounts are available for accessing the CLI:
This section assumes use of an Admin account to access the CLI.
The ACS CLI is similar to IOS CLI in look, feel, modes, and command structure. You can use the question mark (?) to see the help and the Tab key to complete a command. Logging in to the ACS server places you in the Operator (user) mode or the Admin (EXEC) mode. Typically, logging in requires a username and password.
You can always tell when you are in the Operator (user) mode or Admin (EXEC) mode by looking at the prompt. A right angle bracket (>) appears at the end of the Operator (user) mode prompt; a pound sign (#) appears at the end of the Admin mode prompt, regardless of the submode.
Three command modes are available on the CLI:
Escape character is CNTL/D.
Enter configuration commands, one per line. End with CNTL/Z.
It is not possible to cover all the commands available in the CLI. The list that follows highlights a few important tasks and their related commands:
Before logging in to the ACS CLI, ensure that you have completed the hardware installation and configuration process.
To log in to ACS server and access the CLI, use an SSH secure shell client or the console port. You can log in from:
•A PC running Windows XP/Vista.
•A PC running Linux.
•An Apple Computer running Mac OS X 10.4 or later.
•Any terminal device compatible with VT100 or ANSI characteristics. On the VT100-type and ANSI devices, you can use cursor-control and cursor-movement key. Keys include left arrow, up arrow, down arrow, right arrow, Delete, and Backspace. The CLI senses the use of the cursor-control keys and automatically uses the optimal device characteristics