The Eggplant Network Management Console is a text-based console that enables configuration and diagnosis of the Eggplant Network when the requirements exceed the capability of the LCD Panel.
Because of the nature of their tasks is different, the Emulator and Profiler have different Management Consoles, which are part of the specific applications. Switching applications from the LCD panel automatically activates the relevant Management Console.
There are two methods of accessing the console:
Via the Network
The Eggplant Network appliance has a management port on the back of the unit, labeled MGMT. All the emulation and profiling Ethernet ports are on the front of the appliance.
On the Eggplant Network appliance you can find the systems IP Address displayed in the LCD panel option Network Settings -> Show IP Address.
Using the MGMT IP address you can connect to the appliance using your favorite SSH-capable terminal software (for example, PuTTY on Windows or the ssh command on Mac and Linux).
Start an ssh terminal session and connect it to the Eggplant Network appliance (192.168.202.178 using PuTTY in this example):
Click Open and you’ll see the login prompt.
Log in to the system using the username and password provided with the delivery instructions.
Using a Keyboard and Monitor
You can also connect directly to the Eggplant Network appliance using a USB keyboard and HDMI monitor/TV.
Connect the appropriate monitor and USB keyboard to the appliance, and after the Emulator or Profiler application is fully booted, press Enter and you’ll see the login prompt.
Logging into the Console
Log in to the system using the username and password provided by Eggplant support. Whether you’re directly connected via keyboard and monitor or via ssh/PuTTY, you see one of these console menus.
You are now connected to one of the consoles, which displays a menu with a number of options.