Telnet/SSH from Controller to another host

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How to SSH/telnet from the Mobility Controller to another host?


ArubaOS 6.5 allows SSH/Telnet session to be initiated from Mobility Controller to another host. The Controller effectively acts like a linux client that allows SSH/Telnet session to another Controller or another non Aruba device.



  • This feature is supported only from the SSH session of the controller.
  • Telnet client supports only IPv4 host.
  • There is an inactivity timeout for the CLI sessions.

From the SSH session on the Controller:


(Controller-7010-2) #telnet admin

Entering character mode
Escape character is '^]'.

User: admin
Password: ******
(Controller-7010-1) >en
(Controller-7010-1) #
(Controller-7010-1) #exit
(Controller-7010-1) >exitConnection closed by foreign host.
(Controller-7010-2) #
(Controller-7010-2) #ssh root@
Password: *******

Last login: Fri Apr 29 07:31:02 2016 from
[root@localhost ~]#
[root@localhost ~]# ls
3200-1.exp    arpflood     asmping       libnet10-1.0.2a-18.el6.i686.rpm         Music        tcl-8.5.7-6.el6.x86_64.rpm
[root@localhost ~]#
[root@localhost ~]# exit
(Controller-7010-2) #


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