IBM 2005-16B fiber switch - serial console cable
Posted on 2013-05-21
We have an old switch installed by a supplier a while ago and that we wish to connect a new tape library we bought.
The problem is that no one knows about how the switch were configured.
I tried to connect through the console without any success.
Made the try with TIA RS-232 straight cable with DB9 connectors => I see nothing on the screen
COM port settings are as follow:
•Baud: 9600 bps
•Data bits: 8
•Stop bits: 1
•Flow control: None
I also connected it with an UTP crossover cable, put a 10.77.77.76/8 IP on my NIC then tried to ping the 10.77.77.77(which is the default as stated by IBM/Brocade) but got no echo replies.
I used wireshark to snif what's happening on the line but can only see packets generated from the computer not the switch.
Could you please help?
Which serial cable/cabling is needed for that kind of switch?
is there any manner to reset the switch to its factory without access to CLI?
Is there another way I didn't try that can solve the issue?