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DL380 G5 COM Port(s) ?

 
dhaskins
Occasional Contributor

DL380 G5 COM Port(s) ?

A DL380 G5 has one physical COM Port. Device Manager, however, states that that both COM1 and COM2 are present.

I have examined the motherboard and do not see a COM2 Header. Does anyone know if there is a way to access this "Extra" COM port? or is this strictly a "Logical" COM port in the silicon.

Thanks,

Donald
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Brian_Murdoch
Honored Contributor

Re: DL380 G5 COM Port(s) ?

Hi Donald,

I'm not sure if it's part of the Rom-Based-Setup-Utility (RBSU) BIOS Serial Console or the ILO-2 Remote Console but it may be a reservation for one of these embedded features on the server.

Go into the RBSU (F9 at POST) and check the BIOS Serial Console settings. Maybe if it is disabled the COM2 port will disappear.

Brian