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Aruba CX and USB-C Console Drivers

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  • 1.  Aruba CX and USB-C Console Drivers

    Posted Feb 25, 2023 09:33 PM

    I have a need to access my Aruba CX 6200/6300 switches via console for OOBM from an Ubuntu server machine.  I have found very little information about drivers for the USB-C console access on CX switches for Linux.

    The vendor and device ID information for the USB-C console on CX 6200/6300 is:

    03f0:013f HP, Inc HPN Serial Port

    Can anyone point me in the right direction for where to obtain the drivers? 

    I would also be interested in MacOS drivers as I'm sure it will come in handy in the future.

    Thank you. 



  • 2.  RE: Aruba CX and USB-C Console Drivers

    Posted Feb 26, 2023 05:19 AM

    All USB console drivers are available from asp.arubanetworks.com. Just search for USB.

    Best, Gorazd

     



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  • 3.  RE: Aruba CX and USB-C Console Drivers

    EMPLOYEE
    Posted Feb 26, 2023 04:37 PM



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  • 4.  RE: Aruba CX and USB-C Console Drivers
    Best Answer

    EMPLOYEE
    Posted Feb 27, 2023 07:39 AM

    On my Ubuntu 22.04 with kernel 5.19, the CX serial port of my 6300F is detected without any issues or additional drivers, and from 'dmesg' I can see it got assigned /dev/ttyACM0.

    When I use 'screen' to connect, I have access to the console port:

    % sudo screen /dev/ttyACM0 115200
    <enter>
    CX6300F login:


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  • 5.  RE: Aruba CX and USB-C Console Drivers

    Posted Feb 28, 2023 09:33 PM

    Hi Herman,

    Thank you.  I was able to find /dev/ttyACM0 without the installation of additional drivers. 

    Worked perfectly with both screen and picocom.

    Thank you.