Terminal adapters

A terminal adapter is a communication or an interface between a computer and an integrated services digital network line. The adapter enables you to host multiple client sessions simultaneously.

Base adapters that share some common features and functionality and are classified as terminal type adapters are:

  • File
  • Command Line
  • SSH
  • Kerberized SSH
  • Telnet
  • SCP
  • FTP
  • SFTP
  • PowerShell

Terminal adapters feature overview table

The following table provides a quick reference of the features available for each terminal adapter.

Terminal adapter feature overview

Feature

File

Command
Line

SSH

Kerberized
SSH

Telnet

SCP

FTP

SFTP

Windows
Command

PowerShell

Multiple configuration nodes

N

N

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Dynamic targets

N

N

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Command attribute
(working-dir)

N

Y

N

N

N

N

N

N

Y

Y

Command attribute
(command-dir)

N

Y

N

N

N

N

N

N

Y

N

Command attributes
(timeout-secs)

N

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

FAT command

N

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

N

N

Y

Y

Password attributes
(encryption-type)

N

N

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Command attributes
(encryption-type)

N

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

N

N

Y

Y

Command attributes
(continue-on-failure)

N

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

N

N

Y

Y

Command attributes
(disable-line-termination)

N

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

N

N

Y

N

Command attributes
(ignore-response)

N

N

Y

Y

Y

N

N

N

N

Y

Command attributes
(is-special-character)

N

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

N

N

Y

N

Persistent connectivity

N

Y
(only for
Session-
based
CLI)

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

N

Proxy commands

N

N

Y

Y

Y

N

N

N

N

N

Known hosts

N

N

Y

N

N

Y

N

Y

N

N

Public key authentication

N

N

Y

N

N

Y

Y

N

N

Verification of OS

N

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

N

N

N

Character set

Y

Y

Y

N

Y

N

Y

Y

N

N

Command group

N

Y

N

N

N

N

N

N

N

N

Env variables

N

Y

N

N

N

N

N

N

N

N

Executable directory

N

N

N

N

N

N

N

N

Y

N

Read buffer size

N

Y

Y

N

Y

N

N

N

N

N

Note

In Linux environments, BMC recommends that you set the value of the color attribute to none with a command to prevent erroneous control characters in the command output
(<command>ls--color=none</command>).

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