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Setting Up Management Access on the CTP2000 Platform


Before you power on the device, you must set up a management console. You use the console to communicate with the device during the power-on process, to set an IP address, and to manage the system using the command-line interface (CLI).

You can monitor and manage the system through either of these methods:

  • Console terminal—You can connect a console terminal (PC, Macintosh, or UNIX workstation) directly to the CONSOLE terminal port. When you connect a console directly to the device, you can configure the device without an IP address. To communicate with the device, you must have a terminal emulation program running on your PC or Macintosh. You can use any terminal emulation program, such as HyperTerminal. A UNIX workstation can use the emulator TIP.

    You can connect a console to the COM2 port on the PP310 and PP332 processors. On the PP833 processor, a console is connected using the supplied USB-to-DB9 cable (p/n 720-071594), in which the DB-9 connector has the same pinout as a standard RS-232 DTE port. When the USB-to-DB9 cable is used in conjunction with the DB-9 adapter labelled “p/n 450-071855”, the available RJ-45 console pinout will be the same as the console connection on the RTM of PP332/PP310 processor.

    Alternatively, if the DB-9 adapter from the bag labelled “p/n 720-056657” is used instead of “p/n 450-071855”, the available RJ-45 console pinout will be similar to the CTP150 console port (and other Juniper routers). To connect the PP833 processor with the DB-9 male serial port of a PC, additionally connect a straight RJ-45 cable with the DB-9 adapter from the bag labelled “p/n 720-056657”. The other end of the RJ-45 cable connects to the DB-9 adapter from the bag labelled “p/n 720-014126”. Then, you can connect the PC’s DB-9 male connector with the DB-9 adapter “p/n 720-014126”.

    See CTP2000 Series Console Cable Pinouts for information about the pinouts of PP310/PP332 and PP833 processor console cables, USB-to-DB9 cable, and DB9-to-RJ45 adapters.

  • Remote console—Connect 10/100Base-T to an Ethernet port, and run SSH from a remote console.

For initial access to the system, you need to physically connect your console directly to the device’s RS-232 port. Through this connection you use the CLI to set an IP address on the device. After you configure the IP address, you can access the device remotely (for example, through SSH).