Devices with only USB console port - Need a Console Server Solution
ESundberg at nitelusa.com
Tue Feb 2 04:34:57 UTC 2016
Just some follow up on this one. I have also posed in the C-NSP list
Yes you do need to have this kit to have serial console, No a normal USB-DB9 Console adapters do not work.
Here are some pictures of the ASR920 Console kit A920-CONS-KIT-S
The Adapter Plugs in the Top Left USB Console Port and we have it wired up to a Perle IOLAN SCS48C console server using a rollover cable.
Here are some pictures of it, since I can only find a brief mention of it in all the cisco docs.
From: NANOG [mailto:nanog-bounces at nanog.org] On Behalf Of Karl Auer
Sent: Monday, December 07, 2015 5:52 PM
To: nanog at nanog.org
Subject: Re: Devices with only USB console port - Need a Console Server Solution
On Mon, 2015-12-07 at 15:23 -0800, Dylan Ambauen wrote:
> Any USB to serial converter will probably do it.
The OP is looking to integrate a device with a console server. "Any converter" would be a mistake. You can get these things for two dollars, but you get what you pay for.
Maybe seek suggestions here as to converters others have used with success, the main criteria for success being robustness, reliability and build quality.
Personally in this situation I would get the approved, vendor supplied, genuine part.
Karl Auer (kauer at biplane.com.au)
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