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, as shown in
Figure 56 Connecting the console port to a terminal
Connecting the 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 57 Console cable
To connect a terminal (for example, a PC) to the switch:
Plug the DB-9 female connector of the console cable to the serial port of the PC.
Connect the RJ-45 connector to the console port of the switch.