WebSSH provides terminal access to a device where eNMS establishes a Telnet or SSH session to the device using the information stored in the network inventory. There are multiple ways to establish a WebSSH connection.
From Devices Inventory Table
You can connect to a device by clicking on the
Connect button of a device
entry in the
Inventory -> Devices table as shown below. This same button can
be accessed from
System -> Dashboard panel by clicking on the Devices graph to see
a table of those devices, as well as from the
Inventory -> Pools panel by clicking
on the Devices link to see a table of devices for each pool.
The following dialog will appear:
You can configure the following parameters:
Property used for the connection: This dropdown list is used to select one of the following options:
IP address: This is the IP address stored in inventory for the device.
Name: This is the name property of the selected device.
Console 1: The value stored in the Console 1 property for the device.
Console 2: The value stored in the Console 2 property for the device.
Automatically authenticate: (SSH only) eNMS uses one of these sets of credentials to automatically authenticate to the network device:
device credentials: (default) credentials stored in the inventory.
custom credentials: provided by the user in the connection dialog directly to the device.
When the session parameters are configured as desired, click the
button to connect to the device.
From Network Views
Connections can also be initiated to a device from views
Visualization -> Geographical View or
Visualization -> Network Builder.
Right-click on any device and select
Connect. The same dialog detailed
above is used to complete the connection process.
As a security feature, eNMS stores device interactions initiated via the WebSSH
Connection feature into Session objects.
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