In this post I’ll explain how to remotely connect to a Nortel Succession Call Server 1000 (Meridian 1 Option11C, Option61C, Option81C) over the network. The Nortel Succession Call Server will obviously need to be connected to the network and you’ll need to know the IP address or FQDN (Fully Qualified Domain Name). In the past Nortel has traditionally frowned against connecting the ELAN to a any large network (internal or external). You may want to configure some IP filters to protect the ELAN from any unnecessary traffic.
We’ll be using PuTTY to rlogin into the Nortel Succession Call Server from our Windows XP desktop.
Note: you could use any operating system that supports rlogin using the parameters provided below.
Once you have PuTTY installed you’ll need to create a session, this is essentially a profile which can be stored for quick access later.
After installation you can run PuTTY from Start -> Programs -> PuTTY -> PuTTY
The example above is for the Nortel Succession Call Server v4.5 (formerly Meridian 1 Option81C PBX). The DNS name of the core CPU in the example above is “pbx-intf1”.
Step 1. Enter the “Host Name” into the dialog box. (example; pbx-intf1.acme.org)
Step 2. Select the Protocol “Rlogin”
Step 3. Save the Session by giving it a name and clicking “Save”
(I usually use the FQDN for the session name making it easy to recall later)
Step 4. Click on the “Connection” text in the left menu tree.
After clicking the “Connection” tree you’ll see a window similar to above.
Step 5. Set the “Auto-login username” to “CPSID”
Step 6. Click on the “Rlogin” text in the tree menu to the left
Step 7. Set the “Local username” to “CPSID”
Step 8. Click on the “Session” text in the tree menu to the left.
Step 9. Click on Save to save the session configuration.
All you need to-do now is to click “Open” and PuTTY will establish an RLOGIN session with the Nortel Succession Call Server.
You will still need to log into the console using the “LOGI” command.