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Nov 21, 2011

Using plink with BIG-IP Version 10.2.1 297.0

I was trying to automate sending commands to bip ip for troubleshooting. When i try and log in i get the following error BIG pipe parsing error: 012e0008:3: The requested command (b node) is invalid.



I run the same command from after manually logging into the big pip runs funs fine.



I check the terminal access and it is set to bigpipe shell, the only other options is disabled or tmsh.



plink -ssh -l %ID% %IP% -pw %PASS% "b node list"


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  • Seems to work for me:



    C:\Program Files (x86)\PUTTY>plink.exe -ssh -l root -pw default "b version | grep BIG-IP.version"


    BIG-IP Version 10.2.1 297.0



    C:\Program Files (x86)\PuTTY>plink.exe -ssh -l root -pw default "b node list"


    node {}


    node {}



    C:\Program Files (x86)\PuTTY>plink.exe -ssh -l root -pw default "tmsh list /ltm node"


    ltm node { }


    ltm node { }


  • James,



    With your options being bigpipe shell, tmsh, or disabled, you must be authenticating as a remote user and not a local user on the BigIP. When the user is a local BigIP user you also have an "Advanced shell" option. Advanced shell = bash.



    Drop the 'b' from the beginning of your command.



    user@host:~/dowloads$ ./plink -ssh -l admin1 -pw admin1 "b node list"


    BIGpipe parsing error:


    012e0008:3: The requested command (b node) is invalid


    user@host:~/dowloads$ ./plink -ssh -l admin1 -pw admin1 "node list"


    node {}


    node {}