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Step 7–Connecting to the Network

You can configure and manage the chassis by using a dedicated console. Every control board has a console port with an RJ-45 connector. Use the console port to connect the device to the management console or to a console server. The console port accepts a cable with an RJ-45 connector.

Ensure that you have an Ethernet cable with an RJ-45 connector available. An RJ-45 cable and an RJ-45 to DB-9 serial port adapter are supplied with the device.

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 the device, use a combination of the RJ-45 to DB-9 female adapter supplied with the device and a USB to DB-9 male adapter. You must provide the USB to DB-9 male adapter.

To connect the chassis to the network using the console port:

  1. Connect one end of the Ethernet cable into the console port labeled CON on the control board.
  2. Connect the other end of the Ethernet cable into the console server.

Figure 24: Connecting a Router to a Management Console Through a Console Server

Connecting a Router to a Management Console Through a Console
Server

Figure 25: Connecting a Router Directly to a Management Console

Connecting a Router
Directly to a Management Console

Modified: 2017-12-18