Cisco TelePresence MCU 4200 Series

Connecting to the console port on a Cisco acquired Codian unit

How do I connect to the console port on my Cisco acquired Codian unit?

This article applies to the following products:

  • Cisco TelePresence IP GW 3500 / MSE IPGW blade
  • Cisco TelePresence IP VCR 2200 / MSE VCR blade
  • Cisco TelePresence ISDN GW 3200 and 3241 / MSE 8310 and 8321 ISDN blades
  • Cisco TelePresence MCU 4200 Series
  • Cisco TelePresence MCU 4500 Series
  • Cisco TelePresence MCU 5300 Series
  • Cisco TelePresence MCU MSE Series
  • Cisco TelePresence MSE 8050 Supervisor
  • Cisco TelePresence Advanced Media Gateway 3600

The console port operates the same way on all Cisco acquired Codian units. Follow these steps:

  1. Ensure power is connected to the unit and the Status LED is green.
  2. Connect the console port of the unit to the serial port of your PC using the RJ45 to DB9 cable supplied.
  3. Use a serial terminal program, such as HyperTerminal, to connect to the unit.
  4. Set your terminal software to the following settings:
  5. Baud rate: 38400
  6. Data bits: 8
  7. Parity: none
  8. Stop bits: 1
  9. Flow control: none
  10. Press Enter and the command prompt appears on the terminal.

Further instructions on setting up your hardware are provided in the appropriate Getting Started Guide.

Note: Cisco TelePresence MCU software version 4.0 introduces the ability to disable the console port on the MCU. See the online help for details.

October 16th, 2012 TAA_KB_6