6.4. The Automated Mode
The Automated Mode allows the IPS to execute switching and reboot
commands, without displaying menus or generating response messages.
Automated Mode is designed to allow the IPS 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, and /X
commands are executed without a "Sure?" confirmation prompt and without
command response messages; the only reply to these commands is the
"IPS>" 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 IPS 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 IPS password security
functions are disabled, and users are able to access System Level
command functions (including the configuration menus) and
control plugs without entering a password.
If you need to enable the Automated Mode, but want to restrict
network access to IPS configuration menus, it is recommended
to enable and configure the IP Security Function as described in
To enable/disable the Automated Mode, access the General Parameters
menu (see Section 5.3.1,) then set the "Automated Mode" option to "On".
When Automated Mode is enabled, IPS 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 / RS232 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.
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