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X6800 Server V100R005 User Guide 01

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Logging In to a Server Over a Serial Port by Using PuTTY

Logging In to a Server Over a Serial Port by Using PuTTY


Log in to a server over a serial port by using PuTTY in the following scenarios:

  • The server is configured for the first time at a new site, and you need to perform initial configuration.
  • The server cannot be remotely connected to because the network is faulty, and you need to locate the fault.


  • User name for logging in to the server node to be connected
  • Password for logging in to the server node to be connected


PuTTY.exe: a piece of third-party free software.


  1. Connect a PC to the server using a serial cable.
  1. Double-click PuTTY.exe.

    The PuTTY Configuration window is displayed.

  2. In the navigation tree, choose Connection > Serial.
  3. Set the login parameters.

    The following are the examples:

    • Serial line to connect to: COMn
    • Speed (baud): 115200
    • Data bits: 8
    • Stop bits: 1
    • Parity: None
    • Flow control: None

    n indicates the serial port number, and the value is an integer.

  4. In the navigation tree, choose Session.
  5. Select Connection type in Serial, as shown in Figure 7-2.

    Figure 7-2 PuTTY Configuration window

  6. Click Open.

    The PuTTY window and login as: are displayed, waiting for you to enter a user name.

  7. Enter a user name and password by following instructions.

    After login, the server host name is displayed on the left of the prompt.

Updated: 2018-08-28

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