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IBM 2005 16B RESET ISSUES

  • 1.  IBM 2005 16B RESET ISSUES

    Posted 11-28-2013 11:56 PM

    Hi, We have an old switch installed by a supplier a while ago and that we wish to connect a new tape library we bought. The problem is that no one knows about how the switch were configured. I tried to connect through the console without any success. Made the try with TIA RS-232 straight cable with DB9 connectors => I see nothing on the screen COM port settings are as follow:

    •Baud: 9600 bps

    •Data bits: 8

    •Parity: None

    •Stop bits: 1

    •Flow control: None


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  • 2.  Re: IBM 2005 16B RESET ISSUES

    Posted 11-29-2013 12:19 AM

    Easiest way would be to call the supplier and ask them about the config.

     

    If the switch has been reset to factory defaults you could try it on 10.77.77.77/24.

    This is the default ip/mask for Brocade switches.

     

    Having said that you need the com cable supplied with the switch.

    If you don't have such a cable you can take any cable with the same pinout config.

     

    The settings you use are correct.


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  • 3.  Re: IBM 2005 16B RESET ISSUES

    Posted 12-03-2013 12:23 AM

    Hi,

    Thanks for the reply, i tryed so many console cable with no success such as rj45 to DB9 null modem, DB9 to DB9 but still with no communication between the SAN Switch and my laptop, i have connected the USB Adapter and installed the drives but still the same. 

     

    Please if you have Another ideia please share, i'm new in SAN environment 

     

    Thanks in Advance


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  • 4.  Re: IBM 2005 16B RESET ISSUES

    Posted 12-03-2013 01:44 AM

    It's not the type or brand of the serial cable that is important.

    If the pinout matches the way Brocade designed them it will work.

     

    A pinout is available at http://tibbys-world.blogspot.com/2011/11/brocade-console-cable.html

     

    A USB Serial breakout can give you some trouble.

    If you can succesfully test it on a known working device , you should be good to go.

     

     


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