Starting a PuTTY session for the CLI

You must start a PuTTY session to connect to the command-line interface (CLI).

This task assumes that you have already configured and saved a PuTTY session using the Secure Shell (SSH) password. If you require command line access without entering a password, use the SSH key pair that you created for the CLI.
Start a PuTTY session:
  1. Select Start > Programs > PuTTY > PuTTY. The PuTTY Configuration window opens.
  2. Select the name of your saved PuTTY session and click Load.
  3. Click Open.
    Note: If this is the first time that the PuTTY application is being used since you generated and uploaded the SSH password or key pair, a PuTTY Security Alert window is displayed. Click Yes to accept the change and trust the new key.
  4. Type the username in the login as field and press Enter.