Devices with only USB console port - Need a Console Server Solution

Erik Sundberg ESundberg at
Mon Dec 7 23:22:17 UTC 2015

USB-to-RJ45 adapter available --- Does anyone have the part number? is it A920-CONS-KIT-S - Serial Console Kit, USB-to-RJ45 cable

Can anyone confirm this is the right part number

Thanks Everyone

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From: NANOG [mailto:nanog-bounces at] On Behalf Of Karl Auer
Sent: Monday, December 07, 2015 4:46 PM
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Subject: Re: Devices with only USB console port - Need a Console Server Solution

On Mon, 2015-12-07 at 22:15 +0000, Erik Sundberg wrote:
> We have one of these nice new and fancy Cisco ASR920-24SZ, just
> realized it doesn't have an RJ45 Console port only USB. When we deploy
> devices at our pop we wire the console port to a terminal\console
> server, well that doesn't work for a usb console device.
> So what is everyone doing for out of band management via the console
> when it's a usb only device?
> Is there something I am missing?
> Is there a console server for USB?
> Does cisco make an USB to RJ45 Jack adapter?

This seems to have the info you need. Looks like that's a USB serial port, so when you plug into it, your laptop grows a new serial port that can be used to communicate with the device:

According to that there is a USB-to-RJ45 adapter available, but not supplied with the device.

Regards, K.

Karl Auer (kauer at

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