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Manual Chapter: Cable and Adapter Pinouts
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Cable and Adapter Pinouts

Cable and adapter pinouts

These pinouts describe how specified connectors are wired. Pinouts are helpful when building and testing connectors, cables, and adapters.

9-pin DE-9 console cable

This table lists the pinouts for a 9-pin DE-9 console cable that connects to the 9-pin serial port on your platform.

Note: These platforms have a 9-pin serial port: BIG-IP® 1600/3600/3900/6900/8900/8950/11000/11050.
DE-9F pin DE-9F signal DE-9F pin DE-9F signal
1, 6 DCD, DSR 4 DTR
2 RD 3 TD
3 TD 2 RD
4 DTR 6, 1 DSR, DCD
5 SGND 5 SGND
7 RTS 8 CTS
8 CTS 7 RTS
9 RI 9 RI

RJ45/DE-9 console cable

This table lists the pinouts for a RJ45/DE-9 console cable that connects to the RJ45 console port on your platform.

Note: These platforms have an RJ45 console port: BIG-IP® 2000/4000/5000/7000/10000 Series, BIG-IP iSeries, and VIPRION® B2100/B2150/B2250/B4300/B4400 Series blades.
RJ45 pin Signal DE-9 pin
1 RTS 8
2 DTR 6
3 TX 2
4 GND 5
5 GND 5
6 RX 3
7 DSR 4
8 CTS 7

9-pin DE-9 failover cable

This table lists the pinouts for the 9-pin DE-9 failover cable that you can use to connect platforms for failover purposes.

Note: These platforms have a 9-pin serial port: BIG-IP® 1600/3600/3900/6900/8900/8950/11000/11050 and VIPRION® B4100/B4200 Series blades.
DE-9F pin DE-9F signal DE-9F pin DE-9F signal
4 DTR 6 DSR
5 SG 5 SG
6 DSR 4 DTR
7 RTS 8 CTS
8 CTS 7 RTS

RJ45 failover cable

This table lists the pinouts for the RJ45 failover cable that you can use to connect platforms for failover purposes.

Note: These platforms have an RJ45 port: BIG-IP® 2000/4000/5000/7000/10000/12000 and iSeries.
RJ45 pin RJ45 signal RJ45 pin RJ45 signal
1 RTS 3 CTS
2 DTR 6 DSR
3 CTS 1 RTS
6 DSR 2 DTR
5 GND 5 GND
4 GND 4 GND
7 TXD 8 RXD
8 RXD 7 TXD

RJ45M/RJ45F rolled adapter

This table lists the pinouts for the RJ45M/RJ45F rolled adapter that connects to the RJ45 console port on your platform.

Note: These platforms have an RJ45 console port: BIG-IP® 2000/4000/5000/7000/10000 Series, iSeries, and VIPRION® B2100/B2150/B2250/B4300/B4400 Series blades.
RJ45M pin RJ45F pin
1 8
2 7
3 6
4 5
5 4
6 3
7 2
8 1
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