EdgeSwitch - How to Connect to Serial Console


Overview


Readers will leader how to connect to an EdgeSwitch using a RJ45 serial console cable.

NOTES & REQUIREMENTS:
Applicable to the latest EdgeSwitch firmware on all applicable EdgeSwitch models that include console ports. Knowledge of the Command Line Interface (CLI) and basic networking knowledge is required. Please see the Related Articles below for more information.
 
Devices used in this article:

Supported Models & Serial Console Settings


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The tables below list the EdgeSwitch models that are equipped with a RJ45 serial console port:

 Model Console Port
ES-8-150W
ES-12-F
ES-16-XG
ES-16-150W
ES-24-250W
ES-24-500W
ES-24-Lite
 Model Console Port
ES-48-Lite
ES-48-500W
ES-48-750W
ES-5XP
ES-8XP
ES-16XP

The default serial port settings are listed below:

  • Baud rate: 115200
  • Data bits: 8
  • Parity: NONE
  • Stop bits: 1
  • Flow control: NONE 
NOTE: Some of the earlier EdgeSwitch revisions did not include a console port.

Connect to Serial Console


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In order to connect to the console you will need to use the following items/programs:

  • RJ45 to DB9 serial console cable (rollover cable)
  • USB to DB9 adapter
  • Terminal emulation program, such as PuTTY

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1. Open the terminal emulator and specify the serial COM line and the baud rate/speed.

2. Connect to the EdgeSwitch and login using your credentials.

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and agree to be bound by its terms.

User: <username>
Password: <password>
NOTE: The default username and password combination is ubnt/ubnt.

3. Press ? to get a listing of all commands available.


Related Articles


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