12-23-2016 02:05 PM
Just picked up a used Brocade TurboIron 24X (TI-24X-AC) for an internal corporate lab. I've never used Brocade before, but have used various Cisco and Juniper (among others...) R/S products. With that said, I am having a heck of a time consoling into this switch.
I grabbed a straight-through DB-9 to USB cable (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B017CZ3FZ2/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1), installed drivers, opened a terminal session, and nothing but a cursor. I have verified my session parameters are correct (http://community.brocade.com/t5/Design-Build/How-To-Connect-a-Console-Cable-to-Brocade-Hardware/ta-p/37039). I tried 3 different OSes (OS X, Win 10, Win 7). I don't have another device to verify the cable against, but it is brand new. I am assuming it isnt a dud right now.
What are my options for overcoming this and seeing if I got a dud switch or not?
12-26-2016 11:50 AM
You need a Brocade DB9 cable. Any other DB9 wont work.