Trust, but verify

For my first trick!

On a customer site trying to wrap up a new 3-2-1 stack. Easy peasy, console into the new 10gb Dell 4048T-ON switches and get some ports turned up with our Network guys. Except, we can’t console into the switches for anything. We’re trying different cables, adapters, baud speed, you name it. Forum searches, Dell Pro Support, everything until we took a seriously critical look at what we’re doing.

Every single document said to plug the console cable into the console port like the picture shows. Well look closely, see what we saw after too many hours.

The ports were flipped from the docs.

Womp womp