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Console connection to CX switch using micro usb not works

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  • 1.  Console connection to CX switch using micro usb not works

    Posted Apr 29, 2021 08:20 AM
    Hello everyone,

    I'm try connect my Windows 10 computer to Aruba CX 8325 via micro usb console cable. I use default Aruba settings for this connection  on Putty -->

    I can't connect to switch.

    When I try connect with the same computer and the same cable to Aruba OS it is works.

    OS on Aruba 8325 is GL.10.06.0010.

    Console cable witch RJ45  works correct.

    Do you have any ideas what can be wrong ?


  • 2.  RE: Console connection to CX switch using micro usb not works

    MVP GURU
    Posted Apr 29, 2021 08:48 AM
    Have you checked device manager to see if the COM port changed to something other than COM1 when connected to the CX switch?


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    Dustin Burns
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  • 3.  RE: Console connection to CX switch using micro usb not works

    Posted Apr 29, 2021 09:08 AM
    Yes, I have chosen appropriate com port for the connection :)





  • 4.  RE: Console connection to CX switch using micro usb not works

    MVP GURU
    Posted Apr 29, 2021 09:27 AM
    Hmm , and nothing after hitting enter a few times?

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    Dustin Burns

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  • 5.  RE: Console connection to CX switch using micro usb not works

    Posted Apr 29, 2021 10:00 AM
    Just right, I choose appropriate com port, speed etc and after it type enter and nothing. I have also the second 8325 CX switch and the same situation.

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    Michał Turtoń
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  • 6.  RE: Console connection to CX switch using micro usb not works

    MVP GURU
    Posted Apr 29, 2021 10:07 AM
    Interesting. Should work :) Not sure what to check beyond that. Maybe start at 9600 baud and move up?

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    Dustin Burns

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  • 7.  RE: Console connection to CX switch using micro usb not works

    Posted Apr 30, 2021 02:21 AM
    I have also tried with different speed and nothing :) The best thing is that when i connect to AOS it works.





  • 8.  RE: Console connection to CX switch using micro usb not works

    MVP GURU
    Posted Apr 30, 2021 06:22 AM
    Have you tried with another computer?

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    Dustin Burns

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  • 9.  RE: Console connection to CX switch using micro usb not works

    Posted Apr 30, 2021 08:45 AM
    Are you sure you've got the right COM port?  The port may change from device to device, since it's the USB serial port in the switch itself that is being registered by Windows, and COM1 as per your screenshot is decidedly unlikely.

    For testing purposes, I would watch the device manager when you plug the cable in and watch the port get registered.

    It's also possible something is wrong with the switch.  It's worth noting that you can detect the serial port while the switch in unpowered, start your putty connection, and watch the switch boot.  that would be the second thing I did after the above.

    Good luck!

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    John Kupski
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  • 10.  RE: Console connection to CX switch using micro usb not works

    Posted Apr 30, 2021 02:55 AM
    Console connection will not work on Aos-cx switches you can SSH into the switch you can use the usb bluetooth dongle and download the cx-switch app

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    Derrick Vaughn
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  • 11.  RE: Console connection to CX switch using micro usb not works

    Posted Apr 30, 2021 06:19 AM
    Sorry ?? Why would console not work on aos-cx switches ?  This is the first thing that should work perfectly on a switch xD
    It works perfectly on 6300M and 8360 on windows without any driver installation with my phone usb-c cable.


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    Laurent Tygreat
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  • 12.  RE: Console connection to CX switch using micro usb not works

    Posted May 01, 2021 02:25 AM
    During the time of this post i have viewed the video made by Tyler McMinn who in the video...states the consoling into the switch using telnet would not work ...not that you can't console into the switch.....





  • 13.  RE: Console connection to CX switch using micro usb not works

    MVP GURU
    Posted May 02, 2021 06:44 PM
    Telnet or SSH are not the same thing as console. Console refers to the serial connection directly on the switch. Telnet and SSH require an IP interface to connect to, console does not.

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    Dustin Burns

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  • 14.  RE: Console connection to CX switch using micro usb not works

    MVP GURU
    Posted Apr 30, 2021 06:22 AM
    USB Console most certainly works for access to the switch.

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    Dustin Burns

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  • 15.  RE: Console connection to CX switch using micro usb not works

    Posted Apr 30, 2021 07:06 AM
    Could you ssh to your 8325 with your console cable connected, then type # start-shell
    then give us the result of :
    # dmesg | grep tty
    # sudo cat /proc/tty/driver/serial​​​
    # cat/var/log/messages |grep getty

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    Laurent Tygreat
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  • 16.  RE: Console connection to CX switch using micro usb not works

    Posted Apr 30, 2021 09:25 AM
    Laurent Tygreat, unfortunately right now i have only remote access to this switch. I can post result of your comment without connected console cable

    John Kupski, yes I'm sure that is the correct COM port :) 

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    Michał Turtoń
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  • 17.  RE: Console connection to CX switch using micro usb not works

    Posted Apr 30, 2021 09:38 AM
    You have micro usb and rj45 console ports, did you tried the rj45 console with a serial adapter ?

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    Laurent from Brest / France
    Network Engineer
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  • 18.  RE: Console connection to CX switch using micro usb not works

    Posted Apr 30, 2021 09:48 AM
    Yes, I tried console connection with rj45 and it worked correct :)

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    Michał Turtoń
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  • 19.  RE: Console connection to CX switch using micro usb not works

    Posted Apr 30, 2021 09:53 AM
    So only thing you can do is reconnect to the console with RJ45 and make some debugs with my commands :)
    Or ask to your Aruba support.

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    Laurent from Brest / France
    Network Engineer
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  • 20.  RE: Console connection to CX switch using micro usb not works

    MVP GURU
    Posted Apr 30, 2021 10:29 AM
    Like MT80 said though. Plugging the USB from AOS switch to CX switch doesn't mean it will keep the same com port. Just want to stress the checking of the com port AFTER you are plugged into CX via Windows Device Manager

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    Dustin Burns

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  • 21.  RE: Console connection to CX switch using micro usb not works

    Posted May 27, 2021 03:04 PM
    Use speed 15000 something

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    Adnan Khan
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  • 22.  RE: Console connection to CX switch using micro usb not works

    Posted May 27, 2021 06:06 PM
    15200 to be exact 





  • 23.  RE: Console connection to CX switch using micro usb not works

    Posted Sep 07, 2022 10:59 AM

    Isn't it 115200? 




  • 24.  RE: Console connection to CX switch using micro usb not works

    Posted May 27, 2021 06:07 PM
    Try 8 none 1 none 






  • 25.  RE: Console connection to CX switch using micro usb not works

    Posted Sep 07, 2022 11:00 AM

    Did you found a permanent solution for this problem? I am having the same issues with 8325 on 10.10.1000?

    Nor micro usb nor serial cable gives any output. Tried the usb dongle and ssh but receiving a connection refused. Same for SSH and Telnet.




  • 26.  RE: Console connection to CX switch using micro usb not works

    Posted Sep 11, 2022 08:54 PM
    i noticed this in my digest i have a 6100 switch and use a usb c using the serial connection and 15200 as the setting.
    make sure your usb is set to the com port u have set in your device manager and locate the proper usb port also