Using the Terminal Plug-in

You can use the terminal plug-in to connect to a database via localhost, a Telnet connection or an SSH connection.

Localhost Connection

If the database instance is installed on your local client, simply connect using your native terminal.

  1. In the main menu, select Show View > Other > Terminal > Terminal, or click this link to open the Opens the terminal view Terminal View.
  2. Select the Open a Terminal button on the Terminal view toolbar.
  3. Select Local Terminal from the Choose terminal drop-down menu.
  4. If csession isn't in your PATH, navigate to your instance's bin directory. For example, cd C:\InterSystems\Cache\bin.
  5. Launch a terminal session. For example, csession Cache.

Telnet Connection

If the database instance is on a remote Windows server, you will need to connect using Telnet.

  1. Enable %Service_Telnet from the Management Portal (http:///csp/sys/sec/%25CSP.UI.Portal.Services.zen)
  2. In the main menu, select Show View > Other > Terminal > Terminal, or click this link to open the Opens the terminal view Terminal View.
  3. Select the Open a Terminal button on the Terminal view toolbar.
  4. Select Telnet Terminal from the Choose terminal drop-down menu.
  5. Complete the Telnet session configuration and click "OK"
  6. If csession isn't in your PATH, navigate to your instance's bin directory. For example, cd C:\InterSystems\Cache\bin.
  7. Launch a terminal session. For example, csession Cache.

SSH Connection

If your the database instance is on a remote Linux or Mac OSX server, you will need to connect using SSH.

  1. In the main menu, select Show View > Other > Terminal > Terminal, or click this link to open the Opens the terminal view Terminal View.
  2. Select the Open a Terminal button on the Terminal view toolbar.
  3. Select SSH Terminal from the Choose terminal drop-down menu.
  4. Complete the SSH session configuration and click "OK"
  5. If csession isn't in your PATH, navigate to your instance's bin directory. For example, cd C:\InterSystems\Cache\bin.
  6. Launch a terminal session. For example, csession Cache.

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