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2020/10/24 20:30:32 (permalink)
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Question about using a Console Server with the Fortigate 100F

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Color me clueless.... I'd like to connect my Fortigate 100F to a Vertiv Avocent ACS 8000 Console Server. How do I go about doing this when the Fortigate uses a RJ45 console port?
 
In advance, Thanks so much for the help.
 
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Re: Question about using a Console Server with the Fortigate 100F 2020/10/25 11:00:00 (permalink)
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I don't understand what you meant. The terminal server you mentioned seems to have 48 Serial RJ-45 port on the back to connect to any devices, like FGTs, routers, and so on, which has RJ-45 console port.
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Re: Question about using a Console Server with the Fortigate 100F 2020/10/25 11:02:54 (permalink)
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Yes, I know that.
 
My direct question is what Cable do I use to connect both devices?
 
 
 
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Re: Question about using a Console Server with the Fortigate 100F 2020/10/25 11:08:08 (permalink) ☼ Best Answerby byzed 2020/10/25 11:09:58
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You need to know the pin-out of the terminal server's serial port. Fortigate's pin-out is almost same as Cisco's if not exactly the same. The terminal server should have come with a couple of those that would work with most of routers like Cisco. If not, need to find it out and make one yourself. I should try Cisco's "roll-over" cable first though.
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Re: Question about using a Console Server with the Fortigate 100F 2020/10/25 11:10:18 (permalink)
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Thank you, I appreciate it. 
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