Log on to the SMC

The Management Client connects to the Management Server and to Log Servers.

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  1. Select the Management Server in one of the following ways.
    • Select an existing Management Server IP address or DNS name.
    • Click Add Server, then enter the IP address or DNS name of the Management Server.
    In Demo Mode, select
  2. Enter the user name and password for the Administrator you defined during the Management Server or SMC Appliance installation.
    In Demo Mode, use the following credentials:
    • User name — demo
    • Password — demo
    Note: In FIPS mode, previously used user names are not shown in the logon dialog box.
  3. Click Log On.


After you log on to the Management Client, the Management Client shows the date and time when you last logged on to the Management Client, and the IP address from which you last logged on. If your administrator permissions have been changed since the last time you logged on, you are notified that your permissions have been changed.

Select Management Server Screen of the Logon dialog box

On this screen you select the Management Server you want to log on to, remove Management Servers from the list or add Management Servers to the list of available servers.

Option Definition
Select a Management Server Select a server from the list.
Add Server Opens a text box where you can enter the IP address of the Management Server you want to use.
Remove Server Removes the selected Management Server from the list.
Use Client Certificate Authentication When selected, allows you to log on to the Management Client using certificate-based authentication, such as a Common Access Card (CAC).