Command Line Interface Guide for Cisco Unified Communications Solutions, Release 9.0(1)
About CLI
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About CLI

About CLI

Start CLI session


Note


This procedure applies to both Cisco Unified Communications Manager and the IM and Presence Service. The Operating System for Cisco Unified Communications Manager is called the Cisco Unified Operating System. The Operating System for the IM and Presence Service is called the Cisco Unified IM and Presence Operating System. To start a CLI session for the IM and Presence Service, you must use the Cisco Unified IM and Presence Operating System.


You can access the Cisco Unified Operating System (or, for the IM and Presence Service, the Cisco Unified IM and Presence Operating System) remotely or locally:

  • From a web client workstation, such as the workstation that you use for Cisco Unified Operating System Administration, you can use SSH to connect securely to the Cisco Unified Operating System.
  • You can access the Cisco Unified Operating System CLI directly by using the monitor and keyboard that you used during installation or by using a terminal server that is connected to the serial port. Use this method if a problem exists with the IP address.
Before You Begin

Ensure you have the following information that is defined during installation:

  • A primary IP address and hostname
  • An administrator ID
  • A password

You will need this information to log in to the Cisco Unified Operating System.

Procedure
    Step 1   Perform one of the following actions depending on your method of access:
    1. From a remote system, use SSH to connect securely to the Cisco Unified Operating System. In your SSH client, enter

      ssh adminname@hostname

      where adminname specifies the Administrator ID and hostname specifies the hostname that was defined during installation.

      For example, ssh admin@ipt-1.

    2. From a direct connection, you receive this prompt automatically:
      ipt-1 login: 

      where ipt-1 represents the host name of the system.

      Enter the administrator ID that was defined during installation.

    Step 2   Enter the password that was defined at installation.

    The CLI prompt displays. The prompt represents the Administrator ID; for example:

    admin:

    You can now use any CLI command.


    Tab completes command

    To complete commands, use Tab:

    • Enter the start of a command and press Tab to complete the command. For example, if you enter se and press Tab, set is completed.
    • Enter a full command name and press Tab to display all the commands or subcommands that are available. For example, if you enter set and press Tab, you see all the set subcommands. An * identifies the commands that have subcommands.
    • If you reach a command, keep pressing Tab, and the current command line repeats; this indicates that no additional expansion is available.

    Command help

    You can get two kinds of help about any command:

    • Detailed help that includes a definition of the command and an example of its use
    • Short query help that includes only command syntax

    If you want to:

    At the CLI prompt:

    Get detailed help

    Enter

    help command

    Where command specifies the command name or the command and parameter. See "Detailed Help Example."

    Query only command syntax

    Enter

    command?

    Where command represents the command name or the command and parameter. See "Query Example."

    Troubleshooting Tips

    If you enter a ? after a menu command, such as set, it acts like the Tab key and lists the commands that are available.

    Detailed Help Example:

    admin:help file list activelog
    activelog help:
    This will list active logging files
    
    options are:
    page    - pause output
    detail  - show detailed listing
    reverse - reverse sort order
    date    - sort by date
    size    - sort by size
    
    file-spec can contain '*' as wildcards
    
    Example:
    admin:file list activelog platform detail
    02 Dec,2004 12:00:59      <dir>    drf
    02 Dec,2004 12:00:59      <dir>    log
    16 Nov,2004 21:45:43        8,557  enGui.log
    27 Oct,2004 11:54:33       47,916  startup.log
    dir count = 2, file count = 2

    Query Example:

    admin:file list activelog?Syntax:
    file list activelog file-spec [options]
    file-spec   mandatory   file to view
    options     optional    page|detail|reverse|[date|size]

    Ctrl-C exits command

    You can stop most interactive commands by entering the Ctrl-C key sequence, as shown in the following example:

    Exiting a Command with Ctrl-C

    admin:utils system upgrade initiateWarning: Do not close this window without first exiting the upgrade command.
    Source:
    1) Remote Filesystem
    2) DVD/CD
    q) quit
    Please select an option (1 - 2 or "q" ):
    Exiting upgrade command. Please wait...
    Control-C pressed
    admin:

    Note


    If you execute the command utils system switch-version and enter Yes to start the process, entering Ctrl-C exits the command but does not stop the switch-version process.


    Quit CLI session

    At the CLI prompt, enter quit. If you are logged in remotely, you get logged off, and the ssh session is dropped. If you are logged in locally, you get logged off, and the login prompt returns.