How to connect to the EXOS-based switch console via RJ-45
How to connect to the switch console via RJ-45
It is not possible to gain console access to the switch through an Ethernet connection.
For switches with an RJ-45 console connection (e.g. X440), it will be necessary to use an RJ-45 to DB-9 adapter or a rollover cable. If the PC does not have a serial port, a serial to USB adapter may also be necessary.
The adapter/cables below are provided as standard by Extreme:
Switches that have a DB-9 connection for console (e.g. X250), require a serial cable or a serial to USB adapter. A rollover cable can not be used to connect to an Ethernet port.
Note that the purple DB-9 to RJ-45 adapter shipped with EXOS switches with RJ-45 console ports requires a straight-through Ethernet cable to be used. A rollover or crossover cable should not be used with this adapter.