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Connecting the C Series Controllers to External Devices

 

Connecting the C Series Controller to a Network for Out-of-Band Management

To connect the C Series Controller to a network for out-of-band management, connect an Ethernet cable with RJ-45 connectors to one of the Ethernet ports on the front panel. One Ethernet cable is provided with the controller.

To connect to the Ethernet port on the front panel to a network:

  1. Turn off the power to the management device.
  2. Plug one end of the Ethernet cable (Figure 1 shows the connector) into one of the Ethernet ports on the front panel. Figure 2 shows the port. Plug the other end of the cable into the network device.
Figure 1: Ethernet Cable Connector
Ethernet Cable Connector
Figure 2: Network Ports Location
Network Ports Location

Connecting the C Series Controller to a Management Console

Before powering on the system, you must set up a management console. The console enables you to communicate with your system during the power-on process and to manage your system using the command-line interface (CLI).

When connecting a console directly to the system, use a cable appropriate to your terminal connector. The cable must have a socket DB-9 connector to attach to the RS-232 port on the system.

To connect the C3000 or C5000 Controller to a management console:

  1. Turn off the power to the console.
  2. Plug the RJ-45 end of the serial cable (Figure 3 shows the connector) into the port labeled CONSOLE on the front panel. Figure 4 shows the location of the port on the front panel.
  3. Plug the socket DB-9 end into the device's serial port.
Figure 3: Console Cable Connector
Console Cable Connector
Figure 4: Console Port Location
Console
Port Location