08-08-2013 08:11 AM - edited 08-12-2013 01:50 AM
Anyone out there successfully have their HP serial console server talking to a Cisco switch? Could you share your HP port setting and the type of cable you used?
...I have an HP 48-Port Serial Console Server (AF102A). I've tried connecting the server to the RJ45 console port on a Cisco switch using a straight-through Cat5 cable. I've also tried a Cat5 crossover cable, and also a blue Cisco console cable and also tried all those cables in conjunction with an HP "CAT5 RJ-45 Cisco" adapter (AF104A).
The current port settings on the server are:-
Port Serial Port Settings TX Bytes RX Bytes Errors Power 1 9600,8,N,1,NONE,3101,0,SER CLI=^D 143 0 0 Toggle: None Power Signal: None Port Name: xxxxxxxxxx Group: Port NFS : DISABLE File : "" (default: "P%#.hst") Size threshold : 0 Time threshold : 1 (secs) Port NFS Status : No recent errors detected Current file : "" (file not open)
I also tried changing the port config by setting TD to RAW/CONSOLE and TOGGLE to NONE/DTR and FLOW to NONE/XONXOF/RTSCTS/DTRDCD
This is how I'm trying to communicate with the Cisco device (which is cabled to port 1):-
1) logon to console server over SSH
2) enter "connect 1" (this outputs "Connected to Port: 1 9600,8,N,1,NONE")
3) press enter a few times (no output)
4) press Ctrl-D (to switch back to command mode)
5) enter "port break 1", followed by "resume" (still nothing), press enter a few more times (still nothing)
I can successfully connect to the Cisco device with a laptop and a blue Cisco cable using putty/minicom/hypertrm.
I'm sure I'm mising something obvious or simple, but I can't see what it is for love nor money. Any help would be really appreciated.
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08-12-2013 01:50 AM
Problem solved. For anyone else with the same issue, here's the pinout of the cable you'll need to connect your Cisco device to your HP SCS:-
HP End Colour Cisco End
------ ------ ---------
1 W/Or 1
2 Or 2
3 W/Gr 5
4 Bl 3
5 W/Bl 6
6 Gr 4
7 W/Br 7
8 Br 8
You'll also need to configure the HP ports to strip linefeeds from the output, for instance:-
port 1 set out lf=strip
Now you should be able to telnet to your Cisco device using the IP address of your HP SCS and 3000 + port number. For example, to connect to the device plugged into port 1:-
telnet <ip of HP SCS> 3001
Hope this helps somebody.