Configure Active Fail-Open chassis parameters

You can access the command line interface through the console port (serial terminal emulator) and through web based management via a secure HTTPS connection on the management port (SSH remote shell emulator).


  1. Ensure that the chassis power is turned on.
  2. Using a RJ45 RS232 console cable, connect a PC that is running the HyperTerminal to the Active Fail-Open Kit chassis.
  3. Launch the HyperTerminal and set the following communication parameters.
    • Bits per second: 115200
    • Data bits: 8
    • Parity: None
    • Stop: 1
    • Flow Control: None
  4. Click OK. The CLI banner and login prompt are displayed.
    Note: The default Username and Password are McAfee00. McAfee recommends you to change the default password after your first login.
  5. Configure the following:
    1. Set the IP address for the Active Fail-Open chassis using the set_ip command.
    2. Set the Gateway and the Mask using the commands, set_gateway and set_netmask respectively.
    3. Reboot the chassis.
  6. To view the Switch configurations use the get_params command.