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Configuration Guide - Basic Configuration

S1720, S2700, S5700, and S6720 V200R011C10

This document describes methods to use command line interface and to log in to the device, file operations, and system startup configurations.
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Logging In to a Device for the First Time Through a Console Port

Logging In to a Device for the First Time Through a Console Port

After logging in to a device that is being powered on for the first time through a console port from a PC. You can then perform basic configuration on the device and manage the device.

Pre-configuration Tasks

Before logging in to the device through the console port, complete the following tasks:

  • Power on the device properly.
  • Prepare the console cable.
  • Installing the terminal emulation software on the PC

    You can use the self-contained terminal emulation software of the operating system (such as HyperTerminal in Windows 2000) on your PC. If the operating system does not provide terminal emulation software, use third-party terminal emulation software. For details on how to use specific terminal emulation software, see the related software user guide or online help. This section uses the third-party software SecureCRT as an example.

Default Configuration

Table 5-1  Default configuration of the console port
Parameter Default Setting
Baud rate 9600 bit/s
Flow control None
Parity AAA authentication is used by default. The default user name is admin, the default password is, and the default user level is 15.
Stop bits 1
Data bits 8


  1. Connect the DB9 female connector of the console cable to the serial port (COM) on the PC, and connect the RJ45 connector to the console port on the device, as shown in Figure 5-1.

    Figure 5-1  Connecting to the device through the console port


    If a maintenance terminal (PC) does not have a DB9 serial port, purchase a USB-to-DB9 cable that has a DB9 male connector with nuts. Connect the DB9 female connector of the console cable to the DB9 male connector of the USB-to-DB9 cable, and then connect the USB connector to the USB port of the maintenance terminal.

  2. Start the terminal emulation software on the PC. Create a connection, select the port for connection, and set communication parameters. (This section uses the third-party software SecureCRT as an example.)
    1. Click to establish a connection, as shown in Figure 5-2.

      Figure 5-2  Establishing a connection

    2. Set the port for connection and communication parameters, as shown in Figure 5-3.

      Select the port for connection. For example, you can view port information in Device Manager in the Windows operating system, and select the port for connection.

      Communication parameters of the terminal emulation software must be consistent with the default attribute settings of the console user interface on the device, which are 9600 bit/s baud rate, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, no parity check, and no flow control.


      By default, no flow control mode is configured on the device. Because RTS/CTS is selected in the software by default, you need to deselect RTS/CTS; otherwise, you cannot enter commands.

      Figure 5-3  Setting the port for connection and communication parameters

  3. Click Connect. The following information will be displayed, prompting you to enter the user name and password. The default user name for first login is admin and default password is (The following output is only for reference.)

    Login authentication 
    Warning: The default password poses security risks.
    The password needs to be changed. Change now? [Y/N]: y
    Please enter old password: 
    Please enter new password: 
    Please confirm new password: 
    The password has been changed successfully
    • The password entered in interactive mode is not displayed on the screen.
    • If you do not change the authentication mode and password after entering the user view and log in to the device again, the authentication password is the password configured during first login.

    You can run commands to configure the device. Enter a question mark (?) whenever you need help.

Updated: 2019-10-21

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