IBM Proventia GX4004



  • Is anyone else successfully running this hardware?  Rebadged NAR-5500.  Not having much success with console output using my blue Cisco cable.



  • Hi,

    I have been messing around with Proventias lately. I have gotten the GX5108, GX5008 and an ES1500 to work with pfSense.

    I have not used the serial console connection. Instead I installed a PCI (32 bit PCI) video card inside these machines and connected a VGA monitor. Attach a USB keyboard and  you're good to go.

    I know that doesn't help exactly with what you are trying to do, but if you don't get anywhere you could give this a try.

    You can get an ATI RAGE XL PCI from Amazon for about $20.

    Good luck!

    @Sifter:

    Is anyone else successfully running this hardware?  Rebadged NAR-5500.  Not having much success with console output using my blue Cisco cable.



  • rizwan602, thanks for the reply.  On any of your boxes listed, did you take them through a bios reset?  Red jumper next to the battery.


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