05-16-2013 07:31 AM
I have inherited a pair of Brocade 320 switchs. I'm tring to get the configuration off useing a com port access. I do connect but all I see is random characters. I have double checked my Serial settings and they are right. Not sure if I have the Brocade supplied Com cable. Would the wrong cable produce this.
Here is the output from putty.
=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~= PuTTY log 2013.05.16 07:12:33 =~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=
05-30-2013 10:12 AM
Typically the wrong type of serial cable would not allow the COM to happen between the host and switch. The Brocade serial port cable is a straight
Serial Port Specifications
The serial port is located on the port side of the switch. It is a three-wire RS-232 port with a DB-9 male
connector, designed to connect to a DTE port.
Use the serial port to connect to a computer workstation to configure the switch IP address without
connecting to the fabric. The serial port’s parameters are 9600 baud, 8 data bits, no parity, 1 stop bit, and
no flow control.
The port requires a straight (extension) serial cable with a female 9-pin subminiature-D connector. Only
pins 2, 3, and 5 are supported.