Cabling and Configuring Opengear CM4148

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Connecting Cisco Network Equipment

Configuration of Serial Ports

  • Common Settings
    • Baud Rate: 9600
    • Data Bits: 8
    • Parity: None
    • Stop Bits: 1
    • Flow Control: None
  • Console Server Settings
    • Activate Console Server Mode
    • Activate SSH (or other protocols you want to use)

Cabling

  • Plug Opengear's Cisco specific adapter Cable (Opengear PartNo 449016) into the Cisco device's console port (do not plug it into the console server's (CM4148) serial port, that won't work!)
  • Use a common, straight ethernet patch cable to connect the console server's serial port to the socket of the adapter cable.

Connecting Opengear Local Consoles

To connect another Opengear device via it's local console.

Configuration of Serial Ports

  • Common Settings
    • Baud Rate: 115200
    • Data Bits: 8
    • Parity: None
    • Stop Bits: 1
    • Flow Control: None
  • Console Server Settings
    • Activate Console Server Mode
    • Activate SSH (or other protocols you want to use)

Cabling

  • For Opengear equipment with a DB9 console port
    • Alternative 1
      • Plug the DB9-to-RJ45 adaptor (Opengear PartNo 319000, the straight variant, not the cross-over one!) into the devices console port.
      • Use one of the typical light blue Cisco (!) console cables to connect the console server's (CM4148) serial port to the DB9-connector.
    • Alternative 2
      • Plug the DB9-to-RJ45 adaptor (Opengear PartNo 319001, the crossover variant, not the straight one!) into the devices console port.
      • Take a common straight ethernet patch cable to connect the console server's (CM4148) serial port to the DB9-connector.
    • Alternative 3
      • Plug the DB9-to-RJ45 adaptor (PartNo 74-0495-01) into the devices console port.
      • Plug the Cisco specific Opengear adaptor cable (Opengear PartNo 449016) into the DB9-to-RJ45 adaptor.
      • Take a common straight ethernet patch cable to connect the console server's (CM4148) serial port to the Cisco specific Opengear adaptor cable.
  • For Opengear equipment with a RJ45 console port
    • TODO

Connecting ALIX Mini PC Local Consoles

Configuration of Serial Ports

  • Common Settings
    • Baud Rate: 38400
    • Data Bits: 8
    • Parity: None
    • Stop Bits: 1
    • Flow Control: None
  • Console Server Settings
    • Activate Console Server Mode
    • Activate SSH (or other protocols you want to use)

Cabling

  • Plug the DB9-connector (Opengear PartNo 319001, the x-over variant, not the straight one!) into the devices console port.
  • Use a common straight ethernet patch cable to connect the console server's (CM4148) serial port to the DB9-connector.

Connecting via SSH

  • Connect via SSH to <IP of console server> on port 3000 + <PortNo>. If your console server has the IP address of 192.168.3.3 and your device is connected to port 25, then connect via SSH to 192.168.3.3:3025 using the user name and password you configured.