About the Firepower Management Center CLI
When you use SSH to log into the Firepower Management Center, you access the CLI. Although we strongly discourage it, you can then access the Linux shell using the
expert command .
We strongly recommend that you do not access the Linux shell unless directed by Cisco TAC or explicit instructions in the Firepower user documentation.
Users with Linux shell access can obtain root privileges, which can present a security risk. For system security reasons, we strongly recommend:
You can use the commands described in this appendix to view and troubleshoot your Firepower Management Center, as well as perform limited configuration operations.
Firepower Management Center CLI Modes
The CLI encompasses four modes. The default mode, CLI Management, includes commands for navigating within the CLI itself.
The remaining modes contain commands addressing three different areas of Firepower Management Center functionality; the commands within these modes begin with the mode name:
When you enter a mode, the CLI prompt changes to reflect the current mode. For example, to display version information about system components, you can enter the full command at the standard CLI prompt:
> show version
If you have previously entered
show mode, you can enter the command without the
show keyword at the show mode CLI prompt: