Connect to the SMC Appliance using a serial console

You can configure the serial port on the SMC Appliance to receive serial console connections.


  1. From the command line, log on to the SMC Appliance.
  2. To enable the serial console, enter the following command:
    sudo smca-system toggle-console
    Tip: To disable the serial console, enter the same command again.
    The SMC Appliance is now listening for serial console connections.
  3. To connect to the serial console, connect a console cable from your computer to the SMC Appliance, then open a terminal console program with these settings:
    • Bits per second — 9600
    • Data bits — 8
    • Parity — none
    • Stop bits — 1