Cabling and Adapter Usage

NodeGrid Serial Console
Cabling and Adapter Usage

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 Layout Generic DB-9 Connector Wiring Layout
3TxD RxD 2
6 RxD TxD 3
4 Gnd Gnd 5
2 DTR DCD 1
  DSR 6
7 DCD DTR 4
8 RSR  
1 RTS CTS8
5 CTS RTS 7

Z000039

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

NSC Txx or Cyclades Pinout Connector Wiring Layout Sun/Cisco Cable Connector Wiring Layout
3 TxD RxD 6
6 RxD TxD 3
4 Gnd Gnd 4
  Gnd 5
2 DTR DSR 7
7 DCD DTR 2
1 RTS CTS 8
5 CTS RTS 1

Z000015

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

NSC TxxR or Cisco Pinout Connector Wiring Layout Generic DB-9 Connector Wiring Layout
1 CTS RTS 7
2 DCD DTR 4
3 RxD TxD 3
4 Gnd Gnd 5
5 Gnd  
6 TxD RxD 2
7 DTR DCD 1
  DSR 6
8 RTS CTS 8

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