Local Managers provide basic terminal connections to almost any device with a console port. For certain devices, advanced drivers are available to enable monitoring and management.
You can view a list of advanced drivers by entering a question mark when prompted for a Make in the config init command. As of 5.4, this list now includes power controllers.
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Since many devices differ in configuration and operation, Configuration Guides have been made available to provide device-specific instructions for managing the device with a Local Manager.
Some configuration guides make use of the enhanced native mode, which provides additional functionality when an advanced driver is not available.
A general discussion of port initialization is available in the Initializing Ports topic.
Please refer to the topic listing on the left for a list of currently available configuration guides.