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 35 Connect 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 36 Console cable
To connect a terminal, for example, a PC, to the switch: