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FAS2040 Console Port

I have a FAS2040 being used as a NAS.  Should the console port be plugged into my physical switch or can it only be used to connect my laptop directly into it?



Re: FAS2040 Console Port

The console port is just that... for serial console connection to a physical computer.


The FAS2040 does have an out-of-band management port called the BMC. This port has a wrench and is for SSH connectivity and out-of-band management of the unit to allow you to restart the controllers and not lose connectivity.


You can think of the BMC like a console port on the network.


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Re: FAS2040 Console Port

OK great - thanks!

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