The netadmin user

The netadmin user account is a special account with limited privileges. It enables you to change network, hostname and gateway settings without requiring root privileges. You can also use the netadmin user to reboot the appliance.

When you log in to BMC Atrium Discovery as the netadmin user, you see the following text based interface:

login as: netadmin
netadmin@ce-32's password:
Last login: Thu May 26 12:56:46 2011 from 192.168.0.1

Tideway Appliance Network Administration Shell
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  G  Configure General Settings
  I  Configure Network Interfaces
  R  Exit & Reboot the appliance
  Q  Exit *without* rebooting

Select option: 

Select an option by entering the code letter:

  • Enter G to configure the appliance hostname and the gateway details.
  • Enter I to configure the appliance network interfaces.
  • Enter R to exit the netadmin session and reboot the appliance.
  • Enter Q to exit the netadmin session without rebooting the appliance.

If you make any configuration changes from the General Settings or Network Interfaces menu, you must reboot the appliance for the changes to take effect.

The following tables describe the items in the General Settings and Network Interface menus:

G - General Settings menu

Key

Label

Description

H

Change Hostname: current.hostname

Enter H to change the hostname. At the Hostname: prompt enter the new hostname. Press enter to return to the General Settings menu.

G

Change Gateway: current.gateway

Enter G to change the gateway. At the Gateway: prompt enter the gateway IP address. Press return and at the Gateway Device: prompt enter the gateway device type (currently on "eth0" is supported).

D

Discard changes

Discard any changes and remain in the General Settings menu. Requires confirmation.

C

Commit changes

Commit any changes and remain in the General Settings menu. Requires confirmation.

Q

Return to the main menu

Discard any unsaved changes and return to the main menu. Requires confirmation.

I - Network Interfaces menu

Key

Label

Description

1

Reconfigure eth0: current.configuration

Enter 1 to reconfigure eth0. At the Use DHCP prompt enter Y to use DHCP or N to use a static IP address. If you use a static IP address enter the IP address and Netmask when prompted. For DHCP and static IP addresses, choose whether to enable the setting at boot. At the Enable on boot prompt, enter Y or N.

A

Add interface

Enter A to add a new interface. At the Device: prompt enter the new device name. For example eth1. At the Use DHCP prompt enter Y to use DHCP or N to use a static IP address. If you use a static IP address enter the IP address and Netmask when prompted. For DHCP and static IP addresses, choose whether to enable the setting at boot. At the Enable on boot prompt, enter Y or N.

R

Remove/Restore Network Interfaces

Enter R to list configured network interfaces. To remove or restore a listed interface, enter the menu number corresponding to the interface. A [DELETED] flag marks removed interfaces.

D

Discard changes

Discard any changes and remain in the Network Interfaces menu. Requires confirmation.

C

Commit changes

Commit any changes and remain in the Network Interfaces menu. Requires confirmation.

Q

Return to the main menu

Discard any unsaved changes and return to the main menu. Requires confirmation.

R - Reboot the appliance

Enter R to reboot the appliance. This operation requires confirmation, after which your session ends and the appliance reboots.

Q - Quit

Enter Q to quit the netadmin session.

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