PA-200 Console Port - What type of cable?

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PA-200 Console Port - What type of cable?

L1 Bithead

I assume I would be able to use a typical Cisco rollover cable (Serial to RJ45) to connect to the console port on a PA-200 but get nothing.


Am I using the wrong type of cable?


Cyber Elite
Cyber Elite

The baby blue cisco cable should work. Has the device been initialised in CCEAL4/FIPS mode, as that will disable console access.


Tom Piens
PANgurus - Strata specialist; config reviews, policy optimization

No, the device is not in CCEAL4/FIPS mode.  The cable is verified working (works on the PA-3020 we have).  I followed the steps to try to disable CCEAL4 ( but when the device boots nothing displays on the console screen.


Is it possible that the console port on the PA-200 is bad?

yes, that's possible

I'd advise you contact support and have them verify. You may need a replacement

Tom Piens
PANgurus - Strata specialist; config reviews, policy optimization

I am having the same issue with two new PA-5260's

Console cable to laptop works just fine, but rollover cable to console server does not work, but SAME cable works on PA-4050 AND PA-5020.


Something is different with the console port on the 5260's but what ??

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