Connecting the SRX5600 Services Gateway to a Management Console or an Auxiliary Device

To use a system console to configure and manage the Routing Engine, connect it to the appropriate CONSOLE port on the Routing Engine. To use a laptop, modem, or other auxiliary device, connect it to the AUX port on the Routing Engine. Both ports accept a cable with an RJ-45 connector. One serial cable with an RJ-45 connector and a DB-9 connector is provided with the services gateway. To connect a device to the CONSOLE port and another device to the AUX port, you must supply an additional cable.

To connect a management console or auxiliary device:

  1. Turn off the power to the console or auxiliary device.
  2. Plug the RJ-45 end of the serial cable (Figure 30 shows the connector) into the AUX port or CONSOLE port on the Routing Engine. Figure 29 shows the ports.
  3. Plug the female DB-9 end into the device's serial port.

Figure 29: Auxiliary and Console Ports

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Figure 30: Routing Engine Console and Auxiliary Cable Connector

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