Connecting Directly to the CTP2000 Platform
When you connect a console directly to the device, use the COM 2 port on the RJ-45 connector. To do this, you must use the special DB-9 adapter with a straight-through RJ-45 cable. Direct access through the COM 2 serial port enables you to monitor the device while it boots.
To connect a console directly to the device:
- Connect the socket DB-9 connector to the COM 2 port on the device’s RTM.
- Connect the crossover adapter connector to your PC's serial port.
- Power on the device.
When you power on the device, the CLI appears on your console's screen. You can begin configuration.