ACE: console Roll over, cross over, standard 232 cable

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Mar 10th, 2009
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Hi,


I'm trying to access the ACE via console port and it does not seem to respond. What type of cable should I be using.


Please explain the differences and how to check if i have the correct cable.


(Not: During fault tolerance configs, password apear to be mixed up and I'm not able to access via session, login incorrect.)


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Correct Answer by ciscocsoc about 8 years 4 months ago

From the Administration Guide, Pages 1-1 and 1-2:


"You can establish a direct serial connection between your terminal and the ACE by making a serial connection to the console port on the front of the ACE. The console port is an asynchronous RS-232 serial port with an RJ-45 connector. Any device connected to this port must be capable of asynchronous transmission. Connection requires a terminal configured as 9600 baud, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, no parity."


You need to connect this to a serial port on your PC/laptop. One of the standard blue Cisco console cables will do the trick.


HTH


Cathy

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ciscocsoc Tue, 03/10/2009 - 09:06
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From the Administration Guide, Pages 1-1 and 1-2:


"You can establish a direct serial connection between your terminal and the ACE by making a serial connection to the console port on the front of the ACE. The console port is an asynchronous RS-232 serial port with an RJ-45 connector. Any device connected to this port must be capable of asynchronous transmission. Connection requires a terminal configured as 9600 baud, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, no parity."


You need to connect this to a serial port on your PC/laptop. One of the standard blue Cisco console cables will do the trick.


HTH


Cathy

s.srivas Tue, 03/10/2009 - 09:48
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Cathy,


I can login to switch console port

using the same cable, same setup

setup to 9600,8,1,none I could not connect to ACE console.


I have a suspision that the RS232 etc means this is not that blue, flat cable!

s.srivas Tue, 03/10/2009 - 10:15
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Oh


using the normal cisco cable, but setting flow control off and it works now.


Thanks Cathy.

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