My workplace is getting new HP A5500 Series switches, and they include a console cable - a DB-9 Female to RJ-45 Male. I know we talked about them in college, but never actually seen one. I've heard of them being used in other enterprise-level networking equipment.
I'm wondering now, are all console cables (like above) pinned out the same? Can I use this cable on other HP equipment, or even other manufacturer's equipment? Or will it change depending on model or manufacturer?