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Understanding System Administrator Console Menu Options


The following list takes you through configurations on the System Console menu options.


The following describes the options on the Main Menu.

  1. Configure IP Address – Enter 1 to configure your server IP address, subnet mask, and default gateway addresses. Initially, information must be configured locally. You can also use this option to configure the domain name, hostname, local FQDN, and public FQDN values.

    Configuration Example:
    IP Address Mode: static
    Network Interface: Production
    IPv4 Address:
    Subnet Mask:
    Default Gateway:
    Hostname: portal
    Domain Name:
    Local FQDN:
    Public FQDN:

    The Public FQDN can match the Local or Native FQDN if desired.

    For more information, see Configuring the Network Settings at the System Console and the Configuring RADIUS section.

  2. Configure DNS Nameserver – Enter 2 to specify the Domain Nameserver.

    Configuration Example:
    Primary DNS Server for Host:
    Secondary DNS Server for Host:

  3. Configure NTP Time Servers – Enter 3 to set the Network Time Protocol (NTP) time server. Change to synchronize the system with a different time server.

    Configuration Example:
    Primary NTP Server:

  4. Configure Time Zone – Enter 4 to specify the time zone of your server. Change as necessary for accurate billing records.

    Configuration Example:

  5. Configure Ethernet Options – Enter 5 to set the Maximum Transmission Unit (MTU) size. The default is 1500. Only change this setting if your network MTU size is less than 1500. You can also turn autonegotiation on or off. Autonegotiation is on by default.

    Configuration Example:
    MTU Size: 1500
    Autonegotiation: On

    When Autonegotiation is set to Off, it means 100/Full.

  6. Display IP Address – Enter 6 to view the IP address.

  7. Display DNS Nameserver – Enter 7 to view the DNS servers.

    Configuration Example:
    Primary DNS Server for Host:
    Secondary DNS Server for Host:

  8. Query NTP Time Servers – Enter 8 to query NTP server.

    This command doesn’t work if the domain name server is not defined.

  9. Display Kernel IP Routing Table – Enter 9 to view how your server is configured for Ethernet routing.

  10. Display ARP Table – Enter 10 to display router and MAC address information. This information is read-only.

  11. Ping Utility – Select 11 to ping network addresses. Use Ctrl+c to stop pinging.

  12. Traceroute Utility – Enter 12 to run the utility.

    The system then prompts you for an IP address and port:

    • If you provide an IP address but do not provide the port, the system will display the trace route to the IP address you specified.
    • If you provide an IP address and also provide the port, the system will check if any ports in the firewall are blocking access to your Vidyo server, and then display them.

    Press Enter without providing an IP address to return to the Main Menu.

  13. Set ‘admin’ Password – Enter 13 for password menu options including functions to reset the admin password to the default value and change password.

    Adhere to the password guidelines explained in Logging in to the System Console of Your Server and Changing the Default Password.

  14. Reboot system – Enter 14 to restart your server.

    It can take up to a minute for your server to restart.

  15. Shutdown System – Shuts down your server.

  16. Restore HTTP(S) settings to default – Enter 16 to return HTTP settings to their default values (HTTP and port 80).

    This option is not available on the VidyoGateway and VidyoReplay System Console menu.

  17. ... (more options) – Enter m for a submenu containing additional options.

    For more information, see Understanding the More Options System Administrator Console Menu.

  18. Exit System Administrator Console – Enter x to close the SSH session. This command also closes SSH clients, if one is used.
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    Jodi Sergeant

    This article will be archived in one week as the contents are now condensed into one main article called, "Super Admin: Configuring Your Server".  Please reference this new link and article from now on. 

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