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WLC 8510 Service Port alternative configuration

HI team, 

 

I have to replace a new hardare 8510, the box is here with me, just wondering, I dont have the female console connector converter, in my little experience I have been using only the regular ones, to connect to cat switches, firewalls, etc, 

 

but when the box came yesterday, it does not have a regular RJ 45 port for console as other devices, 

 

My question is: can I start entering the initial configuration using the service port?

 

Does the WLC come with a default IP address like some devices: 192.168.1.1 for instance?

 

In the document URL, in the section : Connecting the Controller’s Service Port (Optional)

 

https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/wireless/controller/8500/install/guide/ctrl8500/ctrl8500main.html#66239

 

it mentions a service port that I can use, but has anybody used that before?

 

I need to replace and load and match the config, but as of now, I dont have that type of adapter, 

 

im just looking for alternatives and the issue here in my location is that, it is very hard to find those cables, 

 

 

 

 

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Re: WLC 8510 Service Port alternative configuration

if it is out of the box, you have to configure IP address for service port. Even for make it DHCP, you have to go through the initial config wizard.

 

Since you do not have right console cable, connecting keyboard & monitor directly to the server should let you to go through initial configurations wizard

 

HTH

Rasika

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Re: WLC 8510 Service Port alternative configuration

let me try, doing it right now
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Re: WLC 8510 Service Port alternative configuration

Without the 9 pin console cable your options would be limited to connecting a KVM to the WLC and completing the initial config from that.

As an FYI you can quite often pickup the 9 pin serial cables from Amazon, or a gender bender connector to connect to your USB to Serial dongle.

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Re: WLC 8510 Service Port alternative configuration

thanks, I could not do anything :(
it hangs just on the display saying: Cisco Bootloader loading stage2 and it never gets thru

Well, so Im gonna try to get the cable, I have no choise, but what surprises me more is the fact that a "cutting edge device" with no blue console port as other cisco devices, lol,

super thanks for the feedback then,

Thanks Rasika and Haydn! appreciated
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Re: WLC 8510 Service Port alternative configuration

This thread also discuss about same, pls check that as well

https://community.cisco.com/t5/wireless-and-mobility/8500-controller-no-serial-access/td-p/2330500 

 

HTH

Rasika

Re: WLC 8510 Service Port alternative configuration

Thank you!
I replaced the box yesterday, lucky my colleague had a cable from yesteryear and I had to use it and it worked,
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