Serial connection

You can connect to the CMM CLI through a serial connection.

After you connect the serial cable from the CMM to the client computer, complete the following steps:

  1. Make sure that the serial port settings of the client system match the settings of the serial port on the CMM.
    The default CMM serial port settings are as follows:
    • Baud rate (BPS): 115200
    • Data bits: 8
    • Parity: no parity
    • Stop bits: 1
    • Flow control: none
  2. If any of the serial port settings for the client system were changed, reset the CMM.
    • Reset the CMM manually by pressing the reset button (see CMM controls and indicators for the location of the reset button).
      Attention: If you push the paper clip in all the way and hold it for approximately 10 seconds, the CMM is reset to the default configuration.
    • Reset the CMM by using the CMM CLI reset command (see reset command for information about command use).
    • Reset the CMM by using the CMM web interface by selecting Restart from the Mgt Module Management menu. All fields and options are fully described in the CMM web interface online help.
  3. Open a terminal emulator window on the client computer and establish a connection to the CMM serial port.
  4. At the login prompt, type the CMM user ID. At the password prompt, type the CMM password.
    • The same user ID and password are used for all methods of connecting to the CMM. The password is case sensitive. The user ID is not case sensitive.
    • The default CMM user name is USERID, and the default password is PASSW0RD (note the number zero, not the letter O, in PASSW0RD).
    The CLI command prompt is displayed. You can now enter commands for the CMM.
  5. If you are connecting to the CMM for the first time, perform the initial configuration of the Flex System Enterprise Chassis (see Configuring the CMM for information).