Does anyone know if there is a way to connect a Netgate SG-8860 or similar device to a cisco console server? What i want to try is using a USB A to Mini B F/M cable and then connect that to a usb to rj45 cable. From there run the normal
copper cable to a patch panel port that the console connection is plugged into on the other side. Hopefully that makes sense
pfsense console port--->usb A to mini B F/M cable-->usb to rj45 cable->patch panel port side A-->patch panel port side B -->octal cable to cisco server
Goal: connect to netgate console through the cisco console server
It looks like you have the USB parts connected incorrectly there. The USB console connection in the 8860 is the device end it must connect to a USB host. You would need something active in the middle to connect both that and the USB-RJ45 cable to and bridge the serial connections. It looks like you're just trying to connect them together which won't work.
What console server are you using exactly? A lot have USB connectivity now.
It has 2 usb ports but i think those arent for console. I guess its just not possible. Wish it had an RJ45 console connection.