Accessing the SP/BMC

A cluster user account that is configured with the service-processor application type can access the SP from an administration host (using an SSH connection) or the serial console. ONTAP enables you to restrict SSH access of the SP to only the administration hosts with specific IP addresses.

Note: This topic applies to both the SP and the BMC.

The system timeout commands manage the settings for the automatic timeout period of CLI sessions, including console and SSH connections to the SP.