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Connecting to console (Brocade 3800/3900) through USB

 
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Jeff_Traigle
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Connecting to console (Brocade 3800/3900) through USB

The PC industry is pretty much abandoning DB-9 serial ports these days, especially on laptops. Is there a Brocade or HP cable that would do the trick? (We have both Brocade and HP branded switches of this model. The console port is DB-9.) The Brocade cable described in the hardware reference for the 3900 only mentions a DB-9/DB-9 cable with an RJ-45 adapter that was included with the switch. Since we've purchased all of the equipment second-hand, we didn't get any console cables with them.
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Torsten.
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Re: Connecting to console (Brocade 3800/3900) through USB

I use a USB to serial adapter together with the provided brocade cable for connecting that way. The adapter included in the brocade cable delivers the needed pinout.

Hope this helps!
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Jeff_Traigle
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Re: Connecting to console (Brocade 3800/3900) through USB

Cool. Was hoping it would be that simple. Do you happen to know a part number for the cable that comes with the switch? I haven't had any luck digging one up so far online... just the general description of it in the hardware reference.
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Uwe Zessin
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Re: Connecting to console (Brocade 3800/3900) through USB

The DB9/RJ45 cable I have is labeled:
50-0000083-01
Foxconn K 0606

The DB9/RJ45 adapter is labeled:
50-0000890-01
Foxconn k 0617

Well, maybe the second line encodes the production date and week ;-)

Both components came in a plastic bag with another label, but - surprise - I don't have it any longer.
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