09-22-2005 07:25 AM
Can anyone tell me what cable I need to purchase to connect my laptop to an rp3440 machine for console access.
I only have USB available on the latitude x300 (very small laptop).
Thanks in advance for your assistance.
09-22-2005 07:44 AM
An rp3440 has an GSP, and console that can be configured as a lan interface. Check this link for configuration options.
check Configuring the MP LAN Port IP Address section on page 82.
09-22-2005 08:13 AM
The USB ports are only for keyboards/mice. However as stated by others the management LAN port is a viable option. You can configure the port and plug an ethernet cable (not suse if you need a crossover cable)in between your laptop and the MP. - assuming you have some type of LAN connection on your PC
09-22-2005 08:25 AM
I'm picking up a USB to rs232 cable tonight and tring it out tomorrow. I'll post my resolts to the forums after.
09-23-2005 07:56 AM
I picked up a RS232 (9pin) serial cable at Radio Shack last night, installed the driver and HyperTermâ ed into the Management Processor of an rp3440 this afternoon.
This is the solution for â out-of-the-boxâ server configurations. Plus I can terminal into almost any device in the Data Center. Very Cool Stuff. . .