Ethernet connection

Use these instructions to connect to the CMM through an Ethernet connection to use the CMM web interface. The Ethernet connection is also used to connect to the CMM via SNMPv1 and SNMPv3.

  • The HTTP connection is not available when the CMM security policy is set to Secure (the manufacturing default setting). When the security policy is set to Secure, Ethernet connections must be made using HTTPS.
  • Before you can connect to the CMM via SNMPv1 and SNMPv3, the CMM must be configured to use this protocol.
    • For the CMM web interface, SNMP is configured in the SNMP tab on the Network Protocol Properties page (select Network from the Mgt Module Management menu). All fields and options are fully described in the CMM web interface online help.
    • For the CMM CLI, use the snmp command (see snmp command for information about command use).

After you connect an Ethernet cable from the client computer to the CMM (direct connection or through a network), complete the following steps to access the CMM web interface:

  1. Make sure that the subnet of the client computer is set to the same value as the CMM (the default CMM subnet is The IP address of the CMM must also be in the same local domain as the client computer. To connect to the CMM for the first time, you might have to change the Internet Protocol properties on the client computer.
  2. Open a web browser on the client computer, and direct it to the CMM IP address.
    For the first connection to the CMM, use the default IP address of the CMM; if a new IP address has been assigned to the CMM, use that one instead.
    Note: The manufacturing default static IPv4 IP address is, the default IPv4 subnet address is, and the default host name is MMxxxxxxxxxxxx, where xxxxxxxxxxxx is the burned-in MAC address. The MAC address is on a label on the CMM, below the reset button (see CMM controls and indicators for the reset button location). See IPv6 addressing for initial connection for information about determining IPv6 addressing for the initial connection.
  3. Enter the CMM user name and password to start the remote session.
    • 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).
  4. Follow the instructions on the screen and be sure to set the timeout value that you want for your web session.
  5. If you are connecting to the CMM for the first time, perform the initial configuration of the Flex System chassis.