Connecting a Device to a Network for Out-of-Band Management

 

You can monitor and manage these devices by using a dedicated management channel. Each device has a management port to which you can connect an Ethernet cable with an RJ-45 connector. Use the management port to connect the device to the management device.

Ensure that you have an Ethernet cable that has an RJ-45 connector at either end. Figure 1 shows the RJ-45 connector of the Ethernet cable supplied with the device.

Figure 1: RJ-45 Connector on an Ethernet Cable
RJ-45 Connector
on an Ethernet Cable

To connect a device to a network for out-of-band management (see Figure 2):

  1. Connect one end of the Ethernet cable to the management port (labeled MGMT or ETHERNET) on the device.
  2. Connect the other end of the Ethernet cable to the management device.
Figure 2: Connecting a Device to a Network for Out-of-Band Management
Connecting a Device
to a Network for Out-of-Band Management