How to copy files from the Aventail unit to local desktop
A very simple way to copy files from or to the Aventail unit is to use Winscp. Winscp is an open source SFTP, SCP, FTPS and FTP client for Windows. Winscp works with Window 95 to Windows 7. It is simple to download and use.
Click the Installation package and download the file.
Run the installation file and accept the default settings. On the initial user settings dialog box, select the “Commander Interface”.
Next, login to the Aventail AMC and go to the Services page. Under SSH click the configure button.
Make sure SSH is enabled on the Aventail and the IP address you are connecting Winscp from is in the Remote hosts; 0.0.0.0 as shown in the example is any host. Otherwise, Winscp will not work.
Start the Winscp program. On the initial screen, the hostname is the IP address or hostname of the target unit. Login using “root” for the user name and your root admin password (it should be the same as your admin password).
When the Winscp program loads in Commander Interface mode, the screen is split; the left side is the directory structure of your PC and the right side is the directory structure of the Aventail. Click the up arrow in the Aventail directory structure to go up from the /root.
If you want to copy the logs from the Aventail unit, go to the var/log/Aventail directory. You can sort by “changed” date to get only the files with the current date. Then hold the shift button down and click the first and last file you want to copy.
Use the F7 button or the “F7 Create Directory” button on Winscp to create a new directory on either the PC or the Aventail. In the example, a directory called logs was created on the PC side.
To copy the files, simply drag the highlight files to the folder and release. A new window opens with a copy dialog box to confirm the file copies. Click copy to transfer the files. Now the files are on your PC.
In this example, log files were copied, but with Winscp, you can easily copy any files to and from your Aventail unit.