Cisco 2610 terminal server

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Mar 31st, 2008

I got a terminal server with 2 octal cables attached to it. each octal cable has 8 RJ45 plugs. I installed a patch panel today and plug them into the back of the patch panel. I'll use the front panel as Out of Band ports.

However I can't access other device from my terminal server. I used rollover cable between the patch panel and my device. I was thinking maybe the octal cable is already rolled over. here are my partial output.

line 33 48

session-timeout 5

exec-timeout 5 0

flush-at-activation

no exec

transport input all

transport output none

escape-character BREAK

telnet ip-on-break

stopbits 1

flowcontrol hardware

AS05#sh line

Tty Typ Tx/Rx A Modem Roty AccO AccI Uses Noise Overruns Int

0 CTY - - - - - 0 0 0/0 -

* 33 TTY 9600/9600 - - - - - 1 0 0/0 -

* 34 TTY 9600/9600 - - - - - 1 0 0/0 -

35 TTY 9600/9600 - - - - - 0 0 0/0 -

36 TTY 9600/9600 - - - - - 0 0 0/0 -

37 TTY 9600/9600 - - - - - 0 0 0/0 -

38 TTY 9600/9600 - - - - - 0 0 0/0 -

39 TTY 9600/9600 - - - - - 0 0 0/0 -

40 TTY 9600/9600 - - - - - 0 0 0/0 -

41 TTY 9600/9600 - - - - - 0 0 0/0 -

42 TTY 9600/9600 - - - - - 0 0 0/0 -

43 TTY 9600/9600 - - - - - 0 0 0/0 -

44 TTY 9600/9600 - - - - - 0 0 0/0 -

45 TTY 9600/9600 - - - - - 0 0 0/0 -

46 TTY 9600/9600 - - - - - 0 0 0/0 -

47 TTY 9600/9600 - - - - - 0 0 0/0 -

* 48 TTY 9600/9600 - - - - - 1 0 0/0 -

65 AUX 9600/9600 - - - - - 2 0 0/0 -

* 66 VTY - - - - - 7 0 0/0 -

67 VTY - - - - - 4 0 0/0 -

68 VTY - - - - - 0 0 0/0 -

69 VTY - - - - - 0 0 0/0 -

70 VTY - - - - - 0 0 0/0 -

Line(s) not in async mode -or- with no hardware support:

1-32, 49-64

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Correct Answer by mohammedmahmoud about 8 years 8 months ago

Hi,

The octal cable is already rolled, you need a straight cable from the patch panel to your device, and your posted configuration seems fine.

BR,

Mohammed Mahmoud.

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dmisell Mon, 03/31/2008 - 23:17

Wayne,

The following used to be recommended somewhere in CCO and is current:

http://www.conserver.com/consoles/msock.html

http://www.conserver.com/consoles/

For something like a Cat 5500 you would normally use an OLD Style cisco headshell and straight through cable from the laptop. A router/asa would use a rollover.

Conversely you might use an octal into a back to back panel and patch a rollover into a 5500 switch and straight through into a router or modern ASA 5500.

The zeros are a bit of a giveaway and indicate negative comms, so check your patching, and look for the lights on the ASYN 32/16 or terminal server.

Hope this helps

kind regards

dave

[email protected]

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mohammedmahmoud Tue, 04/01/2008 - 01:05

Hi,

The octal cable is already rolled, you need a straight cable from the patch panel to your device, and your posted configuration seems fine.

BR,

Mohammed Mahmoud.

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