I was recently testing the built-in UNIStim VPN Client (UVC) on the Avaya 1120e IP phone and needed to access the SSH console of the IP phone to check the status of the VPN connection to the Nortel VPN Router. I thought I’d take a few seconds to document for anyone that might be interested. You obviously need to be running firmware 0623C7F, 0624C7F, 0625C7F or 0627C7F (or later) for IP Phone 1110, 1120E, 1140E or 1150E respectively.
You can enable the SSH console by the following commands;
- Press the Services key twice in quick succession
- Select Local Diagnostics
- Select Advanced Diag Tools
- Place a checkmark in the box labeled Enable SSH
- Set the UserID
- Set the Password
- Apply the settings
There is no reboot required to enable the SSH console. Here’s a quick example of the help command;
[root@centos ~]# ssh 10.1.1.10 -l admin The authenticity of host '10.1.1.10 (10.1.1.10)' can't be established. RSA key fingerprint is 09:14:95:11:c2:e6:d7:93:98:2c:4e:ce:e4:2c:64:cc. Are you sure you want to continue connecting (yes/no)? yes Warning: Permanently added '10.1.1.10' (RSA) to the list of known hosts. email@example.com's password: Welcome to Nortel problem determination tool. You are connected to IP Phone 1120E. HW version:18001365FF5E4FFFFF FW version 0625C7F MAC 001365FFFFF IP 10.1.1.10 Type "pdtHelp" for list of available commands. Bluetooth address 00140D01635B Type "pdtHelp" for list of available commands. Type "bye" to exit current shell. PDT> pdtHelp pdtHelp Print PDT shell help setLogLevel <loglevel> Set LogLevel, Critical:1, Major:2, Minor:3, Warning:4, Info:5 setRecoveryLevel <recovery level> Set RecoveryLevel, Critical:1, Major:2, Minor:3 setAutoRecoveryFlag <flag> Set auto recovery flag, turn on:1, turn off:0 printLogLevel Print current logLevel, Critical:1, Major:2, Minor:3, Warning: 4, Info:5 printRecoveryLevel Print current recoveryLevel, Critical:1, Major:2, Minor:3 printAutoRecoveryFlag Print auto recovery flag printUptime Print set uptime printLogFile [severity level] Print log files; Args - Critical:1, Major:2, Minor:3, Warning:4, Info:5 clearLogFile Clear content of error log file taskMonShow Show task monitor list taskMonAddTask <taskName | task id> Add a task to task minitor taskMonRemoveTask <taskName | task id> Remove a task from task monitor setCpuSamplingPeriod <value> Set CPU sampling period, range: 180-360s, step 10s i Print all task Info ti <taskName | task id> Complete info on TCB for task tt <taskName | task id> Task Trace memShow [level] Show system memory partition blocks and statistics checkStack <taskName | task id> Print a task's stack usage ls [dirname] [-f] List contents of directory, -f: include details lsr [dirname] Recursive list of directory contents cd [dirname] Set current working path usbFsShow Display MSDOS volume configuration data of USB memory stick usbls [dirname] [-f] List contents of USB directory, -f: include details usblsr [dirname] Recursive list of USB directory contents usbcd [dirname] Set current USB working path pwd print the current default directory ping <host ip> [# of pings] Test that a remote host is reachable tracert <host ip> [max hops] traceroute to any host netinfo Print common network info routeshow Display host and network routing tables and stats arpShow Display entries in the system ARP table listcerts List all trusted certificates printcert <index> Print a trusted certificate in detail listcrls Prints a detailed list of CRLs listdevcerts Prints all device certificates listsecuritylogs Lists all events logged through the security interface securitypolicy Prints the current Security Policy values gxasinfo Lists the GXAS configuration and current status reportWidgetData shows widgets info reportWindowData shows windows hierarchy turnOnScreenScrape turn Screen Scrape feature on turnOffScreenScrape turn Screen Scrape feature off setScreenScrapeDelay <delay> set delay in ms for the Screen Scrape process sendKey <code> <state> Emulate key with a code "code". State 0/1/2 = Key Down Message/Key Up Message/Key combination down followed by up. showVPNStatistics Show VPN Statistics showVPNStatus Show VPN Status showVPNFilter Show VPN Filter setVPNLogLevel <loglevel> Set VPN Log Level - 0:turn off log/1:log info/2:log info,error/3:log error,debug,info printVPNLogLevel Print current VPN logLevel - 0:turn off log/1:log info/2:log info,error/3:log error,debug,info showFIPSStatus Show FIPS Status setVPNNatKeepaliveIntervalOverride <interval> Set VPN NAT Keepalive Interval Override scrShow Show SCR Status printSetInfo Print HardwareID, FirmwareID and MAC address vxshell Switch to vxShell bye Exit current shell PDT>
I don’t know that I would advise someone to enable this feature on every IP phone they deploy but it can certainly be helpful if enabled when needed during troubleshooting.