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

Christopher Morrow morrowc.lists at gmail.com
Tue Feb 2 04:56:55 UTC 2016


seems like a total improvement.... swapping 1 well known, simple cable for 2...

hurray progress?

On Mon, Feb 1, 2016 at 11:34 PM, Erik Sundberg <ESundberg at nitelusa.com> wrote:
> 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
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> 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.
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> Here are some pictures of  it, since I can only find a brief mention of it in all the cisco docs.
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> http://imgur.com/a/w8clL
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> 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.
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> Personally in this situation I would get the approved, vendor supplied, genuine part.
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> Regards, K.
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