I recently bought an HP Procurve 2650 (J4899A) off ebay and it came out without a serial cable. So I also purchased a null modem serial cable (rs232) to connect to it (Assuming this is the right one). I have plugged it into a box running debian and have been struggling to connect to it. I have tried to connect to it with Minicom and Putty with no luck.
The switch itself starts up no problem, I just seem to be having the issue with connecting to it. In putty I have set all the serial settings correctly with reference to the switches manual (ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/networking/software/j489990001.pdf) but I seem to have hit a brick wall. Even though there is no option to set putty's terminal elimination to VT100 I assume it sets/detects it automatically.
Just to note I can not connect to the switch via Telnet or the web interface as it has been reset back to factory settings.
I have hit a brick wall as I do not know what to try next. Do I have the wrong serial cable?
Has anyone one else encountered this same issue?