Readers will leader how to connect to the console port of an EdgeSwitch.
Supported Models & Serial Console Settings
The tables below list the EdgeSwitch models that are equipped with a RJ45 serial console port:
The default serial port settings are listed below:
- Baud rate: 115200
- Data bits: 8
- Parity: NONE
- Stop bits: 1
- Flow control: NONE
Connecting to Serial Console
A USB-to-Serial adapter will be used to connect to the console port of the EdgeSwitch.
- RJ45 to DB9 serial console cable (rollover cable)
- USB to DB9 adapter
- Terminal emulation program, such as PuTTY or the macOS/Linux terminal
1. Open the terminal emulator and specify the serial COM line and the baud rate/speed.
Enter the following information in the PuTTY window.
Open Terminal Application and find the serial interface ID.
ls -ltr /dev/*usb*
The serial interface will display as tty.serial. Example output below:
ls -ltr /dev/*usb*
crw-rw-rw- 1 root wheel 21, 3 Feb 8 15:48 /dev/cu.usbserial-AI038TPF
crw-rw-rw- 1 root wheel 21, 2 Feb 9 08:56 /dev/tty.usbserial-AI038TPF
Use the screen command to connect to console by pasting in the path to the serial interface.
screen /dev/tty.usbserial-AI038TPF 115200
/dev/tty.usbserial-AI038TPFwith the value given when using the
ls -ltr /dev/*usb*command.
2. Connect to the EdgeSwitch and log in using your credentials.
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3. Use the question mark (?) key to get a listing of all commands available.
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