Attach to a BMS

When creating a Bbox ISO, you can indicate for which BMS it is for. This will result in it automatically adding itself as a candidate for being attached to the BMS, a step that will be finalised when it is added as an entry, using Bbox Admin, a web interface that comes with the BMS.

bbox-ui

If it happens that the ISO was created for a different BMS, you can either create a new ISO, or change the BMS by using the UI that comes pre-installed on the Bbox:

bbox-ui

In addition to displaying this basic info, it also allows changing the following:

  • IP address (or choosing DHCP)
  • gateway
  • nameserver, aka DNS
  • Hotrod

You access settings functionality by typing "bbox". To reboot the bbox (for any reason), type "reboot" instead.

There are three ways of accessing this UI:

  • Via serial console (for bbox-ng), and the following command will likely work, provided you have connected the correct cable:

    sudo apt install minicom
    sudo adduser $USER dialout
    # log out, and then in
    minicom --color on --device /dev/ttyUSB0
    
  • Via HDMI (for bbox-classic, bbox-up, and bbox-up-squared)

  • Via ssh (for all boxen you have access to network environment where the bbox is located):

    ssh ui@<ip address>
    

    Password is bbox<hostname> (example being bbox080027210601)

The colors of the ports indicate the round-trip time between bbox and server:

  • Green: less than 200ms
  • Yellow: less than 10s
  • White: unknown (applies to port 1194, when it's set to vpn-over-udp)