Console Connection to an x440-8?

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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
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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.
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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.
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Not to sound silly, but there is no serial console port on the switch, only an ethernet port.
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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.
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It looks like a ethernet port right under the management port on the left side of the switch.
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Just sharing the cable picture so everyone can have it with details. :-)

 
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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.  :(
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It most likely means it didn't ship with a version that included this feature.  Not a problem.
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So then is there a default IP address or something?
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oooo, I got it!  It was on COM5.

Thanks everyone for your help!!!
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i found that using any RJ45 to serial console cable that isn't the one that comes with the x440 switches does not work.