Connecting a Switch to the Management Console

Connect each switch to a central console to enable direct local management of the switch.

Each switch should be connected to a management console – a terminal or PC with terminal-emulation software. For all Extreme Networks switches, the terminal or PC must be configured with the following settings:
  • Baud rate: 115200 (for X465, X590, X690, or X870) or 9600 (for other models) (see note)
  • Data bits: 8
  • Stop bit: 1
  • Parity: None
  • Flow control: XON/XOFF


Set the baud rate to 115200 when using the RJ45 Ethernet management port on an X465, X590, X690 or X870 series switch.

For information about setting the proper values, refer to the documentation supplied with the terminal or PC.

Ensure that the connection between the switch and the management console is over either an RJ45-to-serial adapter or a DB9 serial cable. Appropriate cables are available from your local supplier, or you can make your own. To ensure the electromagnetic compatibility of the unit, use only shielded serial cables. For connector pinouts associated with the console port, see Console Connector Pinouts.