Cabling and Adapter Usage

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This page addresses Nodegrid Serial Console cabling and adapter usage in data center environments.

Due to the lack of industry standards for RS-232 console ports and cabling, we are providing information for adapting the NSC to your heterogeneous, multi-vendor infrastructure devices. You may use the serial port pin-out information here to make your own cabling.

  • Z000036: RJ-45F (NSC Txx Cyclades pinout) to DB-9F cross converter
  • Z000039: RJ-45F (NSC Txx Cyclades pinout) to RJ-45M Sun/Cisco cross converter
  • Z000015: RJ-45F (NSC TxxR Cisco pinout) to DB-9F cross converter

Z000036

RJ-45F (NSC Txx or Cyclades pinout) to DB-9F, crossover cable connectors

NSC Txx or Cyclades Pinout Connector Wiring LayoutGeneric DB-9 Connector Wiring Layout
3TxDRxD 2
6 RxDTxD 3
4 GndGnd 5
2 DTRDCD 1
 DSR 6
7 DCDDTR 4
8 RSR 
1 RTSCTS8
5 CTSRTS 7

Z000039

RJ-45F (NSC Txx or Cyclades pinout) to RJ-45M Sun/Cisco crossover adapter diagram

NSC Txx or Cyclades Pinout Connector Wiring LayoutSun/Cisco Cable Connector Wiring Layout
3 TxDRxD 6
6 RxDTxD 3
4 GndGnd 4
 Gnd 5
2 DTRDSR 7
7 DCDDTR 2
1 RTSCTS 8
5 CTSRTS 1

Z000015

RJ-45F (NSC TxxR or Cisco pinout) to DB-9F, crossover cable connectors

NSC TxxR or Cisco Pinout Connector Wiring LayoutGeneric DB-9 Connector Wiring Layout
1 CTSRTS 7
2 DCDDTR 4
3 RxDTxD 3
4 GndGnd 5
5 Gnd 
6 TxDRxD 2
7 DTRDCD 1
 DSR 6
8 RTSCTS 8