Console breakout cable

Use this information for details about the console breakout cable.

Use the console breakout cable to connect external I/O devices to the compute node. The console breakout cable connects through the KVM connector (see Compute node controls, connectors, and LEDs). The console breakout cable has connectors for a display device (video), two USB connectors for a USB keyboard and mouse, and a serial interface connector.

The following illustration identifies the connectors and components on the console breakout cable.

Figure 1. Console breakout cable
Graphic illustrating console breakout cable
Note: When you install the KVM cable, gently press down the pull out tag a little to prevent interfere with the KVM cable.