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    Step 7–Connecting to the Network

    You can configure and manage the QFX10008 by using a dedicated console. Every control board 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.

    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 QFX10008 to the network using the console port:

    1. Connect one end of the Ethernet cable into the console port labeled CONon the control board.
    2. Connect the other end of the Ethernet cable into the console server.

    Figure 26: Connecting a Switch to a Management Console Through a Console Server

    Connecting a Switch to a Management Console Through a Console
Server

    Figure 27: Connecting a Switch Directly to a Management Console

    Connecting a Switch
Directly to a Management Console

    Modified: 2016-02-08