Chapter 2. Installation of a Typical Sensor

The Command-Line Interface (CLI)

The CLI is much like the IOS version, but with fewer commands and different modes. You can access the CLI using

  • Telnet (disabled by default)
  • SSH
  • The serial interface

The default username is cisco, with a default password of cisco. You are prompted to change these upon the first login.

The CLI can be used to

  • Initialize the sensor
  • Configure
  • Administer
  • Troubleshoot
  • Monitor

Two modes of the CLI differ from a router:

  • Service mode: Used to edit a service. You enter it using the command service service-name.
  • Multi-instance service mode: Some of the services are multi-instance services to support virtualization. To enter this mode, you use the command service service-name ...

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