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Aruba 6300M & OOBM with USB to DB9 RS232 Adapter Hub help

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  • 1.  Aruba 6300M & OOBM with USB to DB9 RS232 Adapter Hub help

    Posted Apr 08, 2022 08:45 AM
    Is there a way to get the Aruba 6300M console port or aux port to work with a USB to DB9 RS232 Adapter hub?
    We currently have a USB to DB9 RS232 Adapter hub hooked up to a Cradlepoint CBA850 for our OOB management.
    I'm having issues getting the Aruba 6300M working with this guy, but all of our DB9 to RJ-45 console connections are working just fine.

    Thanks,
    Andrew

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    Andrew Fay
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  • 2.  RE: Aruba 6300M & OOBM with USB to DB9 RS232 Adapter Hub help

    Posted Apr 11, 2022 02:27 AM
    It should work like this : (ZPE - USB-A) ----- (USB-A - RS232 adapter) --- (RS232 - RJ45) ----- (RJ45 - Console Server)
    115200 baudrate

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    Laurent from France - Network Engineer
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  • 3.  RE: Aruba 6300M & OOBM with USB to DB9 RS232 Adapter Hub help

    Posted Apr 11, 2022 08:27 AM
    I was able to use a FTDI cable like, https://www.amazon.com/OIKWAN-Compatible-Opengear-Aruba%EF%BC%8CJuniper-Switches/dp/B075V1RGQK/ref=sr_1_3?crid=2VLM1UIR4S6V8, to connect a 6300m to one of our Raritan Console servers; it uses RJ45 connections.  I would think a cable like https://www.amazon.com/Adapter-Chipset%EF%BC%8CDB9-Serial-Converter-Windows/dp/B0759HSLP1/ref=sr_1_3?crid=2Q9WY8B51JVNL would work since it too has a FTDI chip in it.

    Make sure you are on a newer release of AOSCX, the older versions did not make the USB-A port functional.

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    Don Rhodes
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  • 4.  RE: Aruba 6300M & OOBM with USB to DB9 RS232 Adapter Hub help

    Posted 17 days ago

    Hi,

    currently i'm using 54xx and 2920/2930 but will exchange them against 6400/6300/6200 series next year.

    right now we're using small 4 port serial (rj45) console servers (DIGI Connect IT 4) to connect to the switch's console remotely.


    Do I understand your reply correct so far, that i could possibly use the usb-c consoles with an "usb A to C" adaptor and such cables? https://www.amazon.com/OIKWAN-Compatible-Opengear-Aruba%EF%BC%8CJuniper-Switches/dp/B075V1RGQK/ref=sr_1_3?crid=2VLM1UIR4S6V8

    If you could confirm this, it would save me a lot of trouble..


    Marcus




  • 5.  RE: Aruba 6300M & OOBM with USB to DB9 RS232 Adapter Hub help

    Posted 17 days ago
    Marcus,

    The best option is to purchase one of them and test it out.  I tested 3 different cables and one of them would not work as hoped.


  • 6.  RE: Aruba 6300M & OOBM with USB to DB9 RS232 Adapter Hub help

    Posted 16 days ago
    Hi Marcus,

    I have tested few different USB-A <-> RJ45 cables and so far this has been the only one that has worked: https://www.amazon.de/dp/B08NWPY8DQ/ref=pe_27091401_487024491_TE_item?th=1

    I have also ordered Aruba cables, but have not yet received them.

    Another thread of USB-A <-> RJ45 cables: https://community.arubanetworks.com/community-home/digestviewer/viewthread?MessageKey=0ad260b0-3fa4-45a0-b65d-c9d3623436a7&CommunityKey=22dc38ea-a1e1-4059-b55e-a622fedecf32#bm0ad260b0-3fa4-45a0-b65d-c9d3623436a7

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    Roy Lillqvist | ACSX #1421 | CCIE(RS) #38597
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  • 7.  RE: Aruba 6300M & OOBM with USB to DB9 RS232 Adapter Hub help

    Posted 13 days ago
    Thank you both for your answers....let's try it out and see....i'll update as soon as i got an result​​