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HP SAN 4/32 - HP Serial and "Defaults" Not Allowing Console Login

 
Tyler_Scafidi
Occasional Contributor

HP SAN 4/32 - HP Serial and "Defaults" Not Allowing Console Login

Hi, 

I purchased a SAN 4/32 HP switch a couple of months ago, and have been having trouble setting it up. 

I have a Qlogic board installed on the server, but the switch still needs configuration.

The seller stated that the switch has been reset to factory defaults, and that a true HP serial cable should allow me to log in. 

I've looked at another forum post to see that I could try 10.77.77.77 via Telnet (23 port), but that doesn't work. Also, attaching the Link doesn't result in any IP on my network. 

So, how can I get into this dang console with this HP serial to RJ45 on my Windows 10 laptop with Putty?

Can I emulate the port as serial? If so, what is the designation for the RJ45 PCI controller port (e.g. "COM 1" equivalent)?

Thanks in advance,
Tyler Scafidi

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Cali
Honored Contributor

Re: HP SAN 4/32 - HP Serial and "Defaults" Not Allowing Console Login

Find it here at Page 53:

HP StorageWorks SAN Switch Installation Guide (AA-RWF3A-TE, May 2007)

 

 


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Sheldon Smith
HPE Pro

Re: HP SAN 4/32 - HP Serial and "Defaults" Not Allowing Console Login

From Brocade's Fabric OS Administrator's Guide (#53-1003509-01):
"Connecting to Fabric OS through the serial port" - In a Windows environment enter the following parameters:

  • Bits per second - 9600
  • Data bits - 8
  • Parity - None
  • Stop bits - 1
  • Flow control - None

 

The number of the COM port depends on your desktop. Go to Control Panel, Device Management, Ports (COM & LPT). It would be one of the COM ports listed.


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Tyler_Scafidi
Occasional Contributor

Re: HP SAN 4/32 - HP Serial and "Defaults" Not Allowing Console Login

I believe I've been using a G16 serial cable, which won't work here?

I've ordered a modular serial kit to make the serial myself. Does anyone have the wiring diagram for the serial needed here (RJ45 and serial)?

Thanks.

Cali
Honored Contributor

Re: HP SAN 4/32 - HP Serial and "Defaults" Not Allowing Console Login

The port requires a straight serial cable with a female 9-pin subminiature-D connector.
Only pins 2, 3, and 5 are supported.

Pin Signal Description
1 Not supported
2 RxData Receive data
3 TxData Transmit data
4 Not supported
5 GND Logic ground
6 Not supported
7 Not supported
8 Not supported
9 Not supported

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