Starting and Configuring the Device
After completing all external connections, connect a terminal to the device to configure the device.
Additional advanced functions are described in the User's Guide located on your
User Documentation CD.
Read the release notes for this product before proceeding. You can download the release notes
from the Dell Support website at support.dell.com.
We recommend that you obtain the most recent version of the user documentation from the Dell
Support website at support.dell.com.
Connecting the Terminal to the Device
A console port on the device enables you to connect the device to a terminal desktop system
running terminal emulation software; for monitoring and configuring the device. The console port
connector is a male DB-9 connector, implemented as a data terminal equipment (DTE) connector.
To use the console port, the following is required:
VT100-compatible terminal or a desktop or a portable system with a serial port, running
VT100 terminal emulation software.
An RS-232 crossover cable with a female DB-9 connector for the console port and the
appropriate connector for the terminal.
Perform the following tasks to connect a terminal to the device console port:
Connect an RS-232 crossover cable to the terminal running VT100 terminal emulation software.
Configure the terminal emulation software as follows:
Select the appropriate serial port (serial port 1 or serial port 2) to connect to the console.
Set the data rate to 115200 baud.
Set the data format to 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, and no parity.
Set the flow control to none.
Select VT100 for Emulation mode under Properties.
Select Terminal keys for Function, Arrow, and Ctrl keys. Ensure that the setting is for
Terminal keys (not Microsoft
When using HyperTerminal with Microsoft Windows 2000, ensure that you have Windows 2000
Service Pack 2 or later installed. With Windows 2000 Service Pack 2, the arrow keys function properly in
HyperTerminal's VT100 emulation. Go to www.microsoft.com for more information on Windows 2000
Connect the female connector of the RS-232 crossover cable directly to the device console
port, and tighten the captive retaining bolts. The PowerConnect 6024 and 6024F console
ports are located on the front panel as shown in Figure 1-3.
Getting Started Guide