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Connecting a Switch to a Management Console

This topic applies to multiple hardware devices in the EX Series product family, which includes EX Series switches and the XRE200 External Routing Engine.

This topic also applies to OCX1100 switches.

You can configure and manage these devices by using a dedicated console. Every device has a console port with an RJ-45 connector. Use the console port to connect the device to the management console or to a console server. The console port accepts a cable with an RJ-45 connector.

Ensure that you have an Ethernet cable with an RJ-45 connector available. An RJ-45 cable and an RJ-45 to DB-9 serial port adapter are supplied with the device.

Figure 40 shows the RJ-45 connector of the Ethernet cable supplied with the device.

Figure 40: Ethernet Cable Connector

Ethernet Cable
Connector

Note: If your laptop or PC does not have a DB-9 male connector pin and you want to connect your laptop or PC directly to the device, use a combination of the RJ-45 to DB-9 female adapter supplied with the device and a USB to DB-9 male adapter. You must provide the USB to DB-9 male adapter.

To connect the device to a management console (see Figure 41 and Figure 42):

  1. Connect one end of the Ethernet cable into the console port (labeled CON, CONSOLE, or CON1) on the device.

    For the location of the CON/CONSOLE port on different devices:

    • See EX2200 Switches Hardware Overview.
    • See Rear Panel of an EX3200 Switch.
    • See Rear Panel of an EX3300 Switch.
    • See Rear Panel of an EX4200 Switch.
    • See EX4300 Switches Hardware Overview
    • See Front Panel of an EX4500 Switch.
    • See EX4550 Switches Hardware Overview
    • See Switch Fabric and Routing Engine (SRE) Module in an EX6200 Switch.
    • See Switch Fabric and Routing Engine (SRE) Module in an EX8208 Switch.
    • See Routing Engine (RE) Module in an EX8216 Switch.
    • See Front Panel of an XRE200 External Routing Engine.
    • See Management Panel of an EX4600 Switch
    • OCX1100 Switches Hardware Overview
  2. Connect the other end of the Ethernet cable into the console server (see Figure 41) or management console (see Figure 42).

To configure the device from the management console, see Connecting and Configuring an EX Series Switch (CLI Procedure) or Connecting and Configuring an EX Series Switch (J-Web Procedure) or Connecting and Configuring an OCX1100 Switch (CLI Procedure).

Note: EX2200-24T-4G-DC and OCX1100 switches do not support switch connection and configuration through the J-Web interface.

Figure 41: Connecting a Switch to a Management Console Through a Console Server

Connecting a Switch to a Management Console Through a Console
Server

Figure 42: Connecting a Switch Directly to a Management Console

Connecting a Switch
Directly to a Management Console

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Modified: 2015-06-23