Cisco Catalyst 4000 Switch Console

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May 12th, 2010
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I have a dumb Question what type of connection is this console connection?  I thought this switch used a RJ45 + Serial so I plugged into the ethernet jack next console console not noticing its just a regular 10 base-t could this be used to console into this switch?  I have attached an image below.

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Ganesh Hariharan Thu, 05/13/2010 - 00:11
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I have a dumb Question what type of connection is this console connection?  I thought this switch used a RJ45 + Serial so I plugged into the ethernet jack next console console not noticing its just a regular 10 base-t could this be used to console into this switch?  I have attached an image below.


Hi,


A console connection is a  service that provides access to the system console of a computing device via networking technologies.


Check out the below link for console connection using PC on cisco devices.


http://www-tss.cisco.com/eservice/compass/common/tasks/task_console_port_connect.htm


Hope to Help !!


Ganesh.H


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alfredmorel23 Thu, 05/13/2010 - 15:23
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I know what a console connection is; but the pic attached on my first post their it looks like a maybe 20 or 25 pin connector that says console does anyone know what the used called also I see 10-t jack beside it.

Ganesh Hariharan Fri, 05/14/2010 - 02:29
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I know what a console connection is; but the pic attached on my first
post their it looks like a maybe 20 or 25 pin connector that says
console does anyone know what the used called also I see 10-t jack
beside it.


The port shown in the picture supports DCE       DB-25 receptacle that supports a DCE EIA/TIA-232 interface.


Check out the below link hope to help !!


http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/switches/ps700/products_tech_note09186a008010ff7a.shtml#contermtocat4003


Ganesh.H

Jon Marshall Thu, 05/13/2010 - 16:09
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Edit - apologies think i may be mistaken.


What supervisor model is it ie. "sh module" on the switch.


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glen.grant Thu, 06/17/2010 - 05:31
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It is the ME1 interface .  Do a search on the ME1 interface and catos, too long to print here what it is used for.

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