RS-232 serial management port

NAS Platform Series 5000 Hardware Reference

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The server has one RS-232 connection port, located on the rear panel of the server. This serial port is intended to be used during system setup. The serial port is not intended as a permanent management connection. This port should not be used as the primary management interface for the server. The primary management interface to the server is through the NAS Manager or through server's command line interface (CLI), which can be accessed through the network.

Any VT100 terminal emulation interface can be used to access to the CLI so that you can perform management or configuration functions. Connect the terminal to the serial port on the rear panel of the server, then set the host settings to the values shown in the following table to ensure proper communication between the terminal and the server.

Table. Host setting values
Terminal Requirement
Connection Crossover (null modem) cable
Emulation VT100
Baud rate 115,200 Bps
Data bits 8
Stop bits 1
Parity None
Flow control None
Note: Once the initial setup has been completed, disconnect the serial cable. If you need to manage the server through a serial connection, connect to the server’s SMU and use SSH to access the server's CLI.