Connecting the SRX240 Services Gateway to the CLI

This topic includes the following sections:

Connecting the Services Gateway to the CLI Locally

If you plan to use the CLI to configure the SRX240 Services Gateway, you must connect the services gateway through the console port as shown in Figure 17.

Figure 17: Connecting an SRX240 Services Gateway to the CLI

Connecting an SRX240 Services
Gateway to the CLI

Note: Figure 17 shows a connection to a local management device. A remote connection to the services gateway through a modem requires the cable and connector shown (provided in the services gateway accessory box), plus a DB-9 male to DB-25 male (or similar) adapter for your modem, which you must purchase separately.

To connect to the CLI using a local management device through the console port on the services gateway:

  1. Turn off power to the services gateway.
  2. Turn off power to the management device, such as a PC or laptop computer, that you are using to access the CLI.
  3. Plug one end of the CAT-5e (Ethernet cable) supplied with your services gateway into the RJ-45 to DB-9 serial port adapter supplied with your services gateway.
  4. Plug the RJ-45 to DB-9 serial port adapter into the serial port on the management device.
  5. Connect the other end of the Ethernet cable to the console port on the services gateway.
  6. Turn on the power to the management device.
  7. Start your asynchronous terminal emulation application (such as Microsoft Windows HyperTerminal) and select the appropriate COM port to use (for example, COM1).
  8. Configure the port settings shown in Table 25.

    Table 25: Port Settings When Connecting the Services Gateway to the CLI Locally

    Port Settings

    Value

    Bits per second

    9600

    Data bits

    8

    Parity

    None

    Stop bits

    1

    Flow control

    None

  9. Power on the services gateway by pressing the Power button on the front panel. Verify that the Power LED on the front panel turns green.

    The terminal emulation screen on your management device displays the startup sequence. When the services gateway has finished starting up, a login prompt appears.

  10. Log in as the user root. No password is required at initial connection, but you must assign a root password before committing any configuration settings.

Connecting a Services Gateway to the CLI Remotely

You can connect the services gateway to the CLI from a remote location through two dial-up modems:

The modem connection allows you to remotely perform the same console operations you can perform locally.

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