Setup for connecting Router AUX port to switch console port.
Hello everyone, I was looking for a way to connect an AUX port from a 1700 router to a 6500 switch module console port, to see the output of the Switch's on the 1700 router, in case there is a network downtime, I could see what's going on in the switch, what cable should I use ? Also, is there is any kind of documentation for this type of config what have I seen is very few info.
Re: Setup for connecting Router AUX port to switch console port.
It may be easier to set up a crossover cable to a workstation running Wireshark. I've taken a console cable and connected it to a workstation and then connect the rj-45 connection into the wall jack. On the other end, I took a standard patch cable and connected it into the console port on a router. I was able to get a console connection from the workstation, so I think you would need to cut off the db9 connector and simply wire it as a straight through connection and crimp it. I would test that first by connecting it to a test router to see if you get anything back though...
Aside from that, I highly doubt that you'll be able to see anything on your router though if your switch were to flake out. These are console messages and not packet captures...
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