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How to use a USB console cable from Windows to connect to a NetApp controller

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Applies to

  • Windows host
  • NetApp controller


  • NetApp controllers are equipped with an internal console micro USB or USB-C serial port
  • Currently only the FAS2820 uses the USB-C serial port, all users use micro USB
  • Any standard USB cable can be used for connectivity
  • The USB A to micro USB B NetApp supplied cable has part number X-26009-00, X65420, or 112-00508 (this is just a standard cable)
  • The embedded serial port in the controller provides the logic, the cable is more of an extension to the serial port
  • This procedure identifies how to connect a USB-equipped Windows host to the serial port on the NetApp controller


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