Establishing a connection to the out-of-band management port

The out-of-band management interface is an RJ-45 Ethernet port that allows you to access, configure, and manage the device from the network. Perform the following steps to establish a connection to the device using the out-of-band Ethernet management port.

  1. Remove the plug from the RJ-45 management port.
  2. Connect an Ethernet cable to the device RJ-45 management port and to the workstation or to an Ethernet network containing the workstation.
    NOTE
    At this point, the device can be accessed remotely using the CLI or Brocade Network Advisor. Ensure that the device is not being modified from any other connections. The Ethernet management port also supports auto-MDI and auto-MDIX.