how do I obtain proper console cable db-9 to rj-45 cable for the console port on ciena devices? please advise; can I purchase directly from Ciena or does Ciena have a vendor that makes them for their devices?
Hello Harry Felder II, what kind of Ciena Shelf you need to connect via console?
If you're looking for a console cable for a CES device, you can order pre-made ones from Ciena or you can use a DB9 to RJ45 adapter to make your own. If you want to make your own, you need to connect the following pins together. The other pins don't need to be connected.
4 --------- 5
5 --------- 3
6 --------- 2
Here are the relevant diagrams that can be found in 009-3265-029 Planning, Engineering, and Ordering Guide.
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