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    Connecting an NSM4000 Appliance to a Management Console

    You can configure and manage an NSM4000 appliance by using a dedicated console. Every appliance has a console port with an RJ-45 connector. Use the console port to connect the appliance to the management console or to a console server. Ensure that you have an Ethernet cable with an RJ-45 connector available. An RJ-45 cable, as shown in Figure 1, and an RJ-45 to DB-9 serial port adapter are supplied with the appliance.

    Figure 1: Ethernet Cable Connector

     Ethernet
Cable Connector

    To connect the appliance to a management console:

    1. Connect the RJ-45 to DB-9 serial port adapter to the serial port of the management device (laptop or PC) that you will use to access the NSM4000 CLI.

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

    2. Connect one end of the Ethernet cable into the console port (labeled CONSOLE) on the front panel of the appliance.
    3. Connect the other end of the Ethernet cable into the RJ-45 to DB-9 serial port adapter.

    Published: 2014-10-30