I'd like to know if there is anyway I can use a notebook that is not equipped with seriam (COM) ports to communicate to Qualys Scanner Appliances using USB ports. If it is possible, what do I have to do?
happy to be of help.
You will need to use a Cross cable.
In my setup I use what is called a Nullmodem. Here is a link to a page that describes the wiring. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Null_modem
I did a quick check with our engineering department and they confirmed my suspicion that you cannot use a direct cable but have to go through 2 adapters.
So to do what you want you need another USB-to-serial adapter to plug into your PC, plus a Null-modem cable/adapter to connect to the USB-to-serial adapter of the appliance.
PC --- USB-serial adapter --||---Nullmodem---||--- USB-serial adapter --- appliance
BTW, the basic information for the "Remote Console Interface Setup" that allows out of band management of the scanner appliance is on page 11 of the QualysGuard Scanner Appliance User Guide.
Thank you for your help, Mr. Kandek!
Will I have to use cross cables or paralel cables?
Thank you again, Mr. Kandek.
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