The "eplacement" in action.

My First Network Device Failure!

Legacy (History) May 1, 2019

Well, that sucks...

The Avaya / Nortel switch that I was using experienced a failure which required immediate replacement, as it served as the core infrastructure for my lab.

To be fair, it was free. And, well, it wasn't technically dead. I just locked myself out and didn't own a console cable to console into it to reset it.

So, for the time being I replaced it with a TP-Link 24-port "dumbswitch" to get things going again until I could replace it.

Ah yes, low image quality. I blame my phone's lack of a decent photo sensor.

Later on, I was able to console into it using a hacked-together Cisco rollover cable turned console cable that I plugged into a serial port on one of my servers. Worked surprisingly well when accessed via a VM that I passed through the console port to.

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Phoenix J. Shepherd

IT Specialist, Otter enthusiast, Plastic Guitar Aficionado | 🏳️‍🌈 | 20

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