EX-series switches have a console port with an RJ-45 connector on the rear panel. If you need to monitor and manage an EX-series switch using a dedicated console, you can use the console port to connect the EX-series switch to the console. You can also use the console port to connect the EX-series switch to a console server.
Ensure you have an Ethernet cable with an RJ-45 connector available. An RJ-45 rollover cable and an RJ-45 to DB-9 serial port adapter are supplied with the switch. Figure 39Figure 42 shows the RJ-45 connector of the Ethernet cable supplied with the switch.
Note: If your laptop or PC does not have a DB-9 male connector pin and you want to connect your laptop or PC directly to an EX-series switch, use a combination of the RJ-45 to DB-9 female adapter supplied with the switch and a USB to DB-9 male adapter.
To connect an EX-series switch to a management console (see Figure 40 and Figure 41):
Figure 40: Connecting an EX 3200 Switch to a Management Console
Figure 41: Connecting an EX 4200 Switch to a Management Console
Figure 42: Ethernet Cable Connector