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Console Port connections for ONTAP platforms resolution guide

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Applies to

  • AFF systems
  • FAS systems
  • Console Port
    • Micro-USB Serial
    • RJ45 Serial


The console ports enable you to manage the server when a network connection is not available, for example, during software installation, network troubleshooting or if the SP / BMC are not accessible.


The Console Port on current models is a RJ45 connection, similar to an Ethernet copper connection which is also RJ45.

  • Current NetApp models utilize 115200 Baud and previous models utilize 9600 Baud and will be noted in your platforms setup and configuration guide.
  • Each used 8 data bits, 1-Stop bit and No Parity.

How do you know which RJ45 port is the “console” port?

  • The icon above the RJ45 connector will say “Console” or will be marked: IOIOI.
  • Refer to the HWU to locate the console port for your specific platform
RJ45 Serial Console port (IOIOI) Micro-USB Serial Console Port (IOIOI) Newer Products may include Both
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