Direct connection

This topic tells you how to connect a client computer directly to the management module.

Connect one end of a Category 5 or higher Ethernet cable or a Category 5 or higher Ethernet crossover cable to the remote management and console (Ethernet) connector of the management module. Connect the other end of the cable to the Ethernet connector on the client system.

Note: An advanced management module can perform an automatic media dependent interface (MDI) crossover, eliminating the need for crossover cables or cross-wired (MDIX) ports. You might have to use a crossover cable to connect your system to the advanced management module if the network interface card in the client system is very old.