I need to connect some Dell servers to a WTI TSM-40 serial port console. The serial console uses RJ45 connectors, and the Dells have DB9. I have DB9-RJ45 adapters (the ones you can customize with whatever pin layout you need).
So the question is this: Is there a recommended way to hook these up? Should I get straight-through serial cables and handle the null-ing inside of the adapter, or setup the adapters as straight-through, and get crossover serial cables?
This delves into the arcane world of serial and telecom equipment and things like DTE/DCE, which I'm not that familiar with. Are there any standards for this sort of thing? I've noticed that Monoprice seems to distinguish straight-through cables as used for data and crossover cables for voice.
P.S. Dells are running Linux and this is for a serial console on them.