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Console Connection to an x440-8?

  • 1.  Console Connection to an x440-8?

    Posted 05-12-2016 16:08
    Excuse my ignorance, but I am having my first experience with an x440-8. Can I ask how do you console to the device? I need to complete the initial configuration of the device and can't seem to figure out how to connect to it.

    Thanks,
    Stan


  • 2.  RE: Console Connection to an x440-8?

    Posted 05-12-2016 16:10
    use an rs-232 (serial cable) into the console port. Use a term emu program such as secureCRT or hyperterminal. set up com port settings 8,1, no flow control.


  • 3.  RE: Console Connection to an x440-8?

    Posted 05-12-2016 16:10
    Hi Stanley,
    Does this article help: How to console into Extreme and Enterasys switches
    Do you have a serial port or a serial to USB adapter?

    Depending on the version that shipped with the switch, it may have Zero-Touch Provisioning enabled, which will automatically assign an IP address from DHCP to the mgmt port or to one of the other front-panel ports. That IP address will be displayed, one number at a time, in the stacking LED window. If DHCP isn't available, it will display its link-local address.


  • 4.  RE: Console Connection to an x440-8?

    Posted 05-12-2016 16:13
    Not to sound silly, but there is no serial console port on the switch, only an ethernet port.


  • 5.  RE: Console Connection to an x440-8?

    Posted 05-12-2016 16:13
    No problem, Stanley. Take a closer look :)
    http://documentation.extremenetworks.com/summit_16/Summit_Family_HW_Install/Switch_ovrvu/c_summit-x4...

    The Serial console port is implemented as an RJ-45 connector. The switch should have came with a purple cable and a purple adapter to use for this.


  • 6.  RE: Console Connection to an x440-8?

    Posted 05-12-2016 16:13
    It looks like a ethernet port right under the management port on the left side of the switch.



  • 7.  RE: Console Connection to an x440-8?

    Posted 05-12-2016 16:13
    Just sharing the cable picture so everyone can have it with details. :-)



  • 8.  RE: Console Connection to an x440-8?

    Posted 05-12-2016 16:36
    OK, just to note, I'm trying to work on this remotely. I do have remote hands helping me get it setup, and he was able to find the RJ-45 adapter.

    What do I do if the stacking LED is blank? It's not showing any IP or link-local address. :(


  • 9.  RE: Console Connection to an x440-8?

    Posted 05-12-2016 16:36
    It most likely means it didn't ship with a version that included this feature. Not a problem.


  • 10.  RE: Console Connection to an x440-8?

    Posted 05-12-2016 16:36
    So then is there a default IP address or something?


  • 11.  RE: Console Connection to an x440-8?

    Posted 05-12-2016 16:36
    oooo, I got it! It was on COM5.

    Thanks everyone for your help!!!


  • 12.  RE: Console Connection to an x440-8?

    Posted 05-13-2016 20:30
    i found that using any RJ45 to serial console cable that isn't the one that comes with the x440 switches does not work.