Connecting a Device to a Management Console by Using an RJ-45 Connector
You can configure and manage these devices by using a dedicated management channel. Each device has a console port to which you can connect an Ethernet cable with an RJ-45 connector. Use the console port to connect the device to the console server or management console. The console port accepts a cable that has an RJ-45 connector.
Ensure that you have an Ethernet cable that has an RJ-45 connector at either end. One such cable and an RJ-45 to DB-9 serial port adapter are supplied with the device.
Figure 1 shows the RJ-45 connector of the Ethernet cable.
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.
- Connect one end of the Ethernet cable to the console port
CON1) on the device.
- Connect the other end of the Ethernet cable to the console server (see Figure 2) or management console (see Figure 3).