11-28-2013 11:55 PM
Hi, We have an old switch installed by a supplier a while ago and that we wish to connect a new tape library we bought. The problem is that no one knows about how the switch were configured. I tried to connect through the console without any success. Made the try with TIA RS-232 straight cable with DB9 connectors => I see nothing on the screen COM port settings are as follow:
•Baud: 9600 bps
•Data bits: 8
•Stop bits: 1
•Flow control: None
11-29-2013 12:18 AM
Easiest way would be to call the supplier and ask them about the config.
If the switch has been reset to factory defaults you could try it on 10.77.77.77/24.
This is the default ip/mask for Brocade switches.
Having said that you need the com cable supplied with the switch.
If you don't have such a cable you can take any cable with the same pinout config.
The settings you use are correct.
12-03-2013 12:23 AM
Thanks for the reply, i tryed so many console cable with no success such as rj45 to DB9 null modem, DB9 to DB9 but still with no communication between the SAN Switch and my laptop, i have connected the USB Adapter and installed the drives but still the same.
Please if you have Another ideia please share, i'm new in SAN environment
Thanks in Advance
12-03-2013 01:43 AM
It's not the type or brand of the serial cable that is important.
If the pinout matches the way Brocade designed them it will work.
A pinout is available at http://tibbys-world.blogspot.com/2011/11/brocade-console-cable.html
A USB Serial breakout can give you some trouble.
If you can succesfully test it on a known working device , you should be good to go.