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To control this tin access to the service processor, SP is sometimes necessary, and access to the serial management port is best as you can reset anything from that ....
To cut a long story short look for .....
cisco console cable DB9 to RJ45 ( A famous auction site should have them for pennies .... often light blue) ... it goes into SER MGT.
And put a PuTTy on a PC/Laptop (using a usb to serial if absolutely necessary) ( ComX 9600 baud).
... But dont plame me if it doesn't help. .... ...... its just a suggestion and its your money.
Edited by: bigdelboy on 26-Nov-2012 11:45 ( Apologies for not reading your post fully ... seems you already know a little about such a cable).
One source of confusion was my mis-interpretation of the diagram that showed an RJ-45 cable going to what I thought was a DB-15 and a DB-9. It's one or the other.
Anyway, I've got a console now, thanks; I had to use another rackmounted linux server to get it, but I've got one. And now have identified new problems with this machine to solve, hehe.