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Setting up a Terminal Emulator

If no other means are available to access VersaSync, a terminal emulation program can be used to carry out certain configuration changes by accessing VersaSync's CLI (command-line interface) via a serial port connection. An application example for this scenario is to enable a network port so that the VersaSync Web UI can be used. While it is also possible to retrieve selected logs, a terminal emulator does not replace the VersaSync Web UI.

Spectracom does not distribute or support its own terminal emulator, and newer Microsoft operating systems no longer include HyperTerminal. However, there are several third-party open-source programs available, such as TeraTerm® or PuTTY®. The example below illustrates the use of TeraTerm. The setup procedure is similar when using other terminal emulation programs.

Procedure:

  1. Connect the personal computer to the USB interface.
  2. Configure your terminal emulation program, using the following settings:
    • Port: COM1
    • Bits per second: 9600
    • Data bits: 8
    • Parity: None
    • Stop bits: 1
    • Flow control: None
  3. Depending on which network protocol you are using (SSH, Telnet), you will need to enter authentication upon establishment of the connection either in a separate authentication window, or the Terminal window: The default user name is spadmin, and the password admin123.
  1. Using the Terminal window, you can now submit commands.