The Console tab in the WebUI allows users to access the CLI (command-line interface) directly without the use of SSH. This article provides general information on this matter.
Using SSH can be difficult if there is a firewall between the accessing computer and an Exinda device, or if SSH is disabled entirely for security reasons. The WebUI, however, offers the ability to make an SSH connection to itself and relay the information back through HTTPS to a Java applet on the UI (user interface). This is located under Configuration > System > Tools > Console.
The SSH connection is made from the management IP to localhost, and any information regarding screen updates is sent to the Java applet on the accessing computer over port 443, which allows SSH access without requiring the SSH port to be open on a firewall. This, however, does require SSH to be enabled on the device, as if it is turned off entirely, the localhost connection cannot be made.