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HP 5500 EI Series Installation Manual: Accessing The Switch For The First Time; Setting Up The Configuration Environment; Connecting The Console Cable; Console Cable

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Accessing the switch for the first time

Setting up the configuration environment
The first time you access the switch you must use a console cable to connect a console terminal, for
example, a PC, to the console port on the switch.
Figure 24 Connecting the console port to a terminal
Connecting the console cable
Console cable
A console cable is an 8-core shielded cable, with a crimped RJ-45 connector at one end for connecting
to the console port of the switch, and a DB-9 female connector at the other end for connecting to the
serial port on the console terminal.
Figure 25 Console cable
Connection procedure
To connect a terminal, for example, a PC, to the switch:
1.
Plug the DB-9 female connector of the console cable to the serial port of the PC.
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