12-17-2015 04:11 AM - edited 12-17-2015 08:58 AM
I am trying to connect to a 2005-16B via a Serial Connection.
All my computers have USB, and no Serial.
So I purchased a StarTech FTDI USB to RS232 Serial Null Modem Cable which has a USB to DB9 that plugs right in correctly.
I have set up the Port correctly to 9600/8/none/1/none, using PUTTY/Windows 7 on Port2 which is what the USB Driver is set at, and I can't get a response from the Switch. Anyone have any advice...
I am trying to set the IP Address on this switch so I can put in on our Network.
The other thing I need to figure out once I get this working, is if the switch will just work, or do the ports need to be configured.
I am using this to connect a IBM Tape Library that has two LTO Tape Drives 4GB so I can share these Drives across multiple LPAR's on my IBMi Host.
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12-17-2015 06:36 AM - edited 12-17-2015 06:37 AM
Doing more research, I wonder if i need a USB to Serial Cable, and then a Straight Through DB9 to DB9 Cable to talk to Switch with Putty?
12-18-2015 10:18 AM
12-18-2015 10:22 AM
Thanks for your response...
I found in the manual it said it is a Straight Through Cable.
I don't have the cable that comes with it.
I just ordered one, and also a USB to DB9 Serial Cable.
I am hoping this will work.
I am using Putty, so not sure if it requires any special configuration.
But at least I am on the right track.
Can I ask you a question, that hopefully you can answer.
Does this switch require any Zones to be Created, or will it just work when I plug in all my Fiber Cables.
Nothing fancy going on here, it is just to share my IBM Tape Library.
12-18-2015 10:53 AM
12-21-2015 03:34 AM
Well, I am now taking to the Switch with Putty...
I used the Startech USB to Serial Cable and Driver for Windows 7.
Then I connected a Serial Straight through Cable to the Switch and I can now log on.
I was able to set the IP Address for our Network.
I will post another question on a different topic.
Thanks for everyones help.