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How to Make a Console Cable for SonicWall TZ and NSA Hardware appliances

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How to Make a Console Cable for SonicWall TZ and NSA Hardware appliances

Resolution

The console port on the SonicWall Appliance is used to access the SonicOS Command Line Interface (CLI) via the DB9 -> RJ45 cable.

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Procedure:

The Pin assignments to make a Console cable (rollover cable) to work with sonicwall appliances is follows:

RJ-45 to DB-9 Serial Cable Pin Assignments:

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How to test:

Launch a terminal emulation application that communicates with the serial port connected to the appliance. Use these settings: 
• 115,200 baud 
• 8 data bits
• no parity
• 1 stop bit
• no flow control
Press Enter/Return. Initial information is displayed followed by a DEVICE NAME> prompt.