Console connection vs. RJ45 connection
Ok, I'm a little embarrassed to be asking such an elementary question like this. But you have to understand that I used to work at a desk in a cubicle all day, working remotely, and never laid a hand on actual equipment to do my work. I did have some school lab work under my belt, but it didn't cover everything. So, I was at my new job where we do a LOT of hand-on, and we connect at various times from our laptops to a switch/router via console cable and RJ45 ethernet cable. I believe I was told that I had to ssh into the switch via the ethernet cable at one point, even though I was currently consoled in. Why? And if the switch is configured already and I'm consoled in, why would I need to use the RJ45 cable for anything further - or vice versa?