Basic Operation
5.4. The Automated Mode
The Automated Mode allows the RPC to execute switching and reboot commands,
without displaying menus or generating response messages. Automated Mode is
designed to allow the RPC to be controlled by a device which can generate commands
to control power switching functions without human intervention.
When Automated Mode is enabled, the /ON, /OFF, /BOOT, /DPL and /X commands
are executed without a "Sure?" confirmation prompt and without command response
messages; the only reply to these commands is the command prompt, which is
displayed when the command is complete.
Note that although Automated Mode can be enabled using either the Web Browser
Interface or Text Interface, Automated Mode is designed primarily for users who wish to
send ASCII commands to the RPC without operator intervention, and therefore does not
specifically apply to the Web Browser Interface. When Automated Mode is enabled, the
Web Browser Interface can still be used to invoke On / Off / Boot commands.
• WhenAutomatedModeisenabled,allRPCpasswordsecurityfunctionsare
• IfyouneedtoenabletheAutomatedMode,butwanttorestrictnetwork
To enable/disable Automated Mode via the Text Interface, access the System
Parameters menu (see Section 6.2,) and then use the Automated Mode function in
the Scripting Options submenu. To enable/disable the Automated Mode via the Web
Browser Interface, place the cursor over the "General Parameters" link; when the flyout
menu appears, select "Scripting Options" feature. When Automated Mode is enabled,
RPC functions will change as follows:
1. AllPasswordSecuritySuppressed: When a user attempts to access command
mode, the password prompt will not be displayed at either the Console Port or
the Network Port. Unless specifically restricted by the IP Security Function, all
users will be allowed to access both switching and configuration functions, and
all commands will be immediately accepted without the requirement to enter a
2. StatusScreenSuppressed: The status screens will not be automatically
displayed after commands are successfully executed. Note however, that the /S
command can still be invoked to display the status screen as needed.
3. "Sure?"PromptSuppressed: All commands are executed without prompting for
user confirmation.
4. ErrorMessagesSuppressed: If the [Enter] key is pressed without entering a
command, the RPC will not respond with the "Invalid Command" message. Note
however, that an error message will still be generated if commands are invoked
using invalid formats or arguments.
All other status display and configuration commands will still function as normal.
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