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Connecting the JSA5800 Appliance to a Management Device

You can control the JSA5800 appliance through a connected management device (such as a laptop). Use the console port to connect your laptop as shown in Figure 1.

Figure 1: Connecting the Management DeviceConnecting the Management Device

Refer to the JSA5800 Back Panel Components table for the location of the ports in JSA5800 Appliance Back Panel Description.


You can choose any GB ports as the management port.

To connect a management device with the JSA5800 appliance:

  1. Connect external devices using the ports on the back panel of the appliance.
  2. If you use a laptop, connect the laptop to the DB-9 serial console port on the back panel.
  3. Plug an Ethernet cable into the network port on the back panel.
  4. Plug a RS-232 (DB-9 F/F) cable into the console port.

    When using a laptop to connect to the appliance, you must use a terminal program, such as HyperTerminal, to connect to the appliance.

  5. Select the appropriate COM port to use.
  6. Configure the following port settings:
    • Bits per second = 9600

    • Stop bits = 1

    • Data bits = 8

    • Parity = None