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How to use a lan connection for console on an L2000

 
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Brian Rich_1
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How to use a lan connection for console on an L2000

I have received a L2000 and would like to use telnet to connect to the system but I do not have a terminal and therefore do not know what the LAN address is. Is there a way to find this out or connect to the system anyway? All help is exteremly welcome.

Thanks.
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Re: How to use a lan connection for console on an L2000

There should be 3 serial connectors (DB9's) pigtail on the back of the server (for UPS, Modem, and Console). If you don't have a terminal to plug into the Console port, you could plug a laptop (or PC) via serial port to this and connect. Most likely it is set for 8-N-1. Just use a terminal program on your computer and connect through the connected port (say COM1).
Joshua Scott
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Re: How to use a lan connection for console on an L2000

After you connect to the serial console port, you'll be prompted for a username and password. Just press return for both.

then use the LC command to setup the lan console. after you've set the ip address you can just telnet in.

Josh
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Brian Rich_1
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Re: How to use a lan connection for console on an L2000

So you are saying that I would have to first go in through the console port before i will be able to telnet in. Would a converter from RJ45 to db9 work if connected to the corresponding HP console cable? That way I may still be able to connect using my PC.

Thanks for the quick responses by the way.
Joshua Scott
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Re: How to use a lan connection for console on an L2000

Brian,

I believe that the LAN console is set to either 127.0.0.1 by default, so there would be no way to get in without configuring it with a serial connection first.

I've never tried a converter, but it should work, provided that you use the parameters that steve gave for the connection.

Josh
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Brian Rich_1
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Re: How to use a lan connection for console on an L2000

thanks for your help, i will give all of your advise a try.