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The Infoblox appliance has a male DB-9 console port on the front panel. You can log in to the appliance through this port and specify initial network settings using the Infoblox CLI.


Note: Only a properly grounded USB-to-Serial dongle is allowed to connect to the serial console port. If the dongle is connected to a laptop, this laptop must be grounded properly as well. Failure to do so may result in damage to the serial console port of the Infoblox appliance. Infoblox is not responsible for such damage.


  1. Connect a console cable from the console port of the management system to the console port of the Infoblox appliance.
  2. Using a serial terminal emulation program such as Hilgraeve Hyperterminal® (provided with Windows® operating systems), launch a session. The connection settings are:
    • Bits per second: 9600
    • Stop bits: 1
    • Data bits: 8
    • Flow control: Xon/Xoff
    • Parity: None
  3. Log in using the default user name and password admin and infoblox. User names and passwords are case-sensitive.
  4. To change the network settings from the default, enter the set network command. Then enter information as prompted to change the IP address, netmask, and gateway for the LAN1 port.

Infoblox > set network

NOTICE: This interface is used only to configure a standalone node or to join a grid.

Enter IP address: LAN1 port IP address

Enter netmask: [Default: 255.255.255.0]: netmask

Enter gateway address [Default: n.n.n.1]: gateway IP address

Become grid member? (y or n): n

After you confirm your network settings, the appliance automatically restarts.


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