I have a bladecenter T and a js20 powerpc blade, as well as a cisco 25R5391 Layer 2 switch.
I am trying to establish a serial over lan session to the js20 blade, but the sol status shows 'not ready' even after i add all the switch ports to the same vlan.
on another note the 4 external ports on the cisco switch show "administratively down". I cannot issue a 'no shutdown' command on them in IOS, it returns an error.
Could the external switch ports being down cause this? does anyone know how to enable them?