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Serial Console Connection
About establishing a serial console connection to a BIG-IP system
In the event that network access is impaired or not yet configured, the serial console might be the only way to access your BIG-IP® system.
Additionally, you should connect to the console to run End-User Diagnostics (EUD) tests.
Configuring a serial connection between a BIG-IP system and a serial console server
Connect the system to a serial console server using one of
- Connect the RJ45 to DB9 console port or serial console cable
supplied by F5® to the CONSOLE port on the
Note: The default serial port settings are 19200, n, 8, 1.
- Connect the RJ45F to RJ45M rolled serial adapter to the CONSOLE port if you are connecting the system to a serial console server with a standard CAT5 cable, and then connect the CAT5 cable to the adapter. The adapter provides the appropriate pinout connection to your equipment.
- Connect the RJ45 to DB9 console port or serial console cable supplied by F5® to the CONSOLE port on the system.
- Connect the console port cable from the system to a management workstation or console server.
- Power on the system.
Log in using the default user name root and
the default password default.
Note: If you cannot see or read output on the serial console, make sure that the baud rate is set to 19200.