Connecting to a switch and running initial configuration

Before running a basic switch configuration, you must connect your switch to a PC. To be able to do that, you need a DB-9 serial port on your PC and a rollover console cable, which is the blue cable in Figure 4.3. However, these days, it is hard to find a PC with a DB-9 serial port because it is a legacy port. Therefore, to overcome such a situation, a USB-to-DB-9 adapter in combination with a rollover console cable, as shown in Figure 4.3, represents an alternative solution:

Figure 4.3. USB-to-DB-9 adapter and rollover console cable

Another way of connecting a PC with a switch is by ...

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