Step 6: Power On

Caution: Evaluate the overall loading of the branch circuit before you install any equipment into a rack.

To power on the device:

  1. Set up a management console. See Step 5: Set Up Access to the CTP Device.
  2. Verify that the power source is operational.
  3. Inspect all grounding and power connections to the device chassis.
  4. Confirm that all cable connections are secure.
  5. Monitor LEDs to verify that the device is booting properly.

    The device goes through a boot process. When a prompt appears on the system console, the device is ready to be configured. If the system is new, the device boots to a first boot script. If the system is already operational, it boots to a login prompt.

The series of login prompts requires the following settings:

  1. Default username (ctp) and password (ctp).
  2. Password for the root user—The system verifies that the password meets the security profile requirements. However, you can use a noncompliant password by reentering it during the password confirmation prompt.
  3. Supported protocol or protocols—(0) IPv4 only, (1) IPv6 only, or (2) IPv4 and IPv6. Enter the appropriate number value.
  4. Default interface—From the list of available devices, such as eth0 and eth1 (or more), enter the one to be the default.
  5. Hostname of the device.
  6. IP address of the interface—Enter the IP address of the selected interface, or accept the loopback address ( by default.
  7. Netmask of the IP address—Enter the netmask (such as, or accept as the default.
  8. Gateway IP address—Enter the IP address of the gateway, or accept the local address ( as the default
  9. Maximum transmission unit (MTU)—Enter the MTU in bytes, or accept 1500 bytes as the default.
  10. Static routes added to the default interface, if any.
  11. Date and time GMT (more precisely, UTC)—Enter these separately in digits for the month, day, hour, and minutes in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), or accept the internal settings.

    The device goes into startup mode.

For example:

*********** Setting up the root password ************
Changing root's password!
Changing password for user root.
New password:
Retype new password:
passwd: all authentication tokens updated successfully.
************** Setting up the network ***************
Configure supported protocols:
0)  IPv4 Only
1)  IPv6 Only
2)  IPv4 and IPv6
Please select your option (rtn for 0):

There are 4 ethernet devices available for use. The default device
is the device through which the default gateway can be accessed.

Ctp circuits can run over any ethernet device, default or not.
A default device must be configured, other devices may be configured
and enabled, or disabled. Here is a list ot the available devices
and their descriptions:

        eth0: 10/100/1000 Copper (front)
        eth1: 10/100/1000 Copper (back)
        eth2: 1000 Fiber (left)
        eth3: 1000 Fiber (right)

What device would you like to make the IPV4 default device? (rtn for eth0): eth1
OK, eth1 (10/100/1000 Copper (back)) will be configured as IPV4 default device.

Please input the hostname (return for (none)): nova_54

===== Configuration for eth1 (default device):
Please input the ip (return for
Please input the netmask (return for
Please input the gateway (return for
Please input the mtu in bytes (return for 1500):

Add route to interface eth1 [n]

=== OS Security level set to LOW ===

************** Setting up date/time *****************
Setting the date (GMT). Please input the year [2008-2020] (return for 2010):

Setting the date (GMT). Please input the month [1-12] (return for 01):

Setting the date (GMT). Please input the day [1-31] (return for 11):

Setting the date (GMT). Please input the hour [0-23] (return for 20):

Setting the date (GMT). Please input the minute [0-59] (return for 22):

INIT: Entering runlevel: 3
Entering non-interactive startup

During initial power-on, the components of the platform run boot code, go through a series of self-diagnostic tests, and synchronize with each other.

When the tests are completed, use the LEDs on each module to determine the status of the device. Observe the module LEDs on the front or rear components.