[zanog-discuss] Rollover cable

Keith Waters keith at waters.co.za
Thu May 6 12:33:30 SAST 2021


Contact me off-list and I can arrange an old Cisco with lots of serial
ports for you.

Kind regards,
Keith



On Thu, May 6, 2021 at 11:59 AM Mark Tinka via zanog-discuss <
zanog-discuss at lists.nog.net.za> wrote:

>
>
> On 5/6/21 11:00, Ron B via zanog-discuss wrote:
>
> Its that poephol blue one shipped in every Cisco box ever.  Attached to a
> USB to serial converter for a laptop.
>
>
> Yeah, that's the console cable. Didn't know it was also called a rollover
> cable, likely because of how the pins are terminated.
>
> At any rate, a terminal server would be the best way to aggregate console
> access to all your devices in the data centre.
>
> We've been running ours on a Cisco 2901 with a bunch of serial ports. Has
> worked good since about 2014. But there are many other vendor options too.
>
> Mark.
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