Technical Note: Serial cable pinouts for console access to Fortinet hardware products
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Description Serial cable pinouts for console access to Fortinet hardware products. Some FortiGate units also include an AUX port with the same pinouts.
Components

All FortiGate, FortiMail, FortiAnalyzer and FortiManager units

Details

Some FortiGate devices have a RS-232 DB9 console connector, while others have a RJ-45 console connector (such as the ‘A’ model series). The diagram below is the cable pinout definition for both types of cables.

RJ45 Function Color DB9
5 Ground Green 5
3 Rx Black 2
6 Tx Yellow 3

Pin connection diagrams showing the relation between the different connector cables.

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Last Modified Date: 01-15-2018 Document ID: 11344