ONTAP 9.14.1 commands

system node run-console

Access the console of a node

Availability: This command is available to cluster administrators at the admin privilege level.


This command allows you to access the console of any remote node on the same cluster. The remote access is helpful in situations where the node cannot be booted up or has network issues. This command establishes an SSH session with the Service Processor of a remote node and accesses that node’s console over the serial channel. This command works even if Data ONTAP is not booted up on the remote node. You can get back to the original node by pressing Ctrl+D. This command works only on SSH sessions and not on physical console sessions.


-node {<nodename>|local} - Node

This parameter specifies the node whose physical console you want to access.


The following example accesses the console of node2 in the same cluster.

cluster1::> system node run-console -node node2
Pressing Ctrl-D will end this session and any further sessions you might open on top of this session.
Type Ctrl-D.
SP-login: admin
* This is an SP console session. Output from the    *
* serial console is also mirrored on this session.  *
node2::> Connection to closed.

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