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Cisco console cable works with new ProCurve 2610

by Jeremy L. Gaddis on February 2, 2009 · 2 comments

in Networking

A new HP ProCurve 2610 switch arrived today, so I brought it home with me to update the software and configure it in my lab. Before I had even opened the box, I wondered if I might be able to get it to work with my Cisco 2509 that I use as a console server (the ProCurves typically have a DB9 serial port for OOB management).

Imagine my surprise when I took the 2610 out of the box and noticed that it has a RJ45 console port on the front. Immediately I wondered if I could hook it directly up to the 2509, so I did.

It worked!

Now I’ll just have to take the Cisco 2509 to $work, find a bunch of RJ45 -> DB9 adapters and see if I can hook up the ProCurve 5400s and access them through it. Anyone tried this before? It sure would make things a helluva lot easier on me!

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