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REMX2K-X8-128G CB-RE Description

 

The Routing Engine is equipped with a 8-Core 2.3 GHz processor, 128 GB memory, and 200 GB SSDs and also supports Secure Boot for enhanced boot security.

REMX2K-X8-128G CB-RE Components

Figure 1: REMX2K-X8-128G CB-RE Components
REMX2K-X8-128G CB-RE
Components
  1
AUX port
  5
USB ports
  2
CONSOLE port
  6
RESET button
  3
MGMT port
  7
XGE-0 and XGE-1 ports
  4
ONLINE/OFFLINE button
  8
EXTCLK0 and EXTCLK1 ports

Each Control Board-Routing Engine (CB-RE) consists of the following components:

  • External clock interface—Allows BITS or GPS clock source input to the centralized timing circuit, or allows centralized timing to be output to BITS or GPS.

  • 1000Base-T Ethernet controller.

  • Circuits for chassis management and control.

  • Power circuits for the CB-RE.

  • Control FPGA—Provides the Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI) interface to the Routing Engine.

  • Gigabit Ethernet switch that is connected to the embedded CPU complex on all components.

  • CPU—Runs Junos OS as a guest OS to maintain the router's routing tables and routing protocols.

  • I2C bus logic, used for low-level communication with each component.

  • DRAM—Provides storage for the routing and forwarding tables and for other Routing Engine processes.

  • Component redundancy circuitry.

  • USB ports—Provides a removable media interface through which you can install Junos OS and Linux manually. Junos OS supports USB versions, 3.0, 2.0, and 1.1.

  • Solid-state drives (nonremovable)—Provides secondary storage for log files, memory dumps, and system reboot.

  • Interface ports—The AUX, CONSOLE, and MGMT ports provide access to management devices. Each CB-RE has one 10/100/1000-Mbps Ethernet port for connecting to a management network, and two asynchronous serial ports—one for connecting to a console and one for connecting to a modem or other auxiliary device. The two SFP+ ports (XGE-0 and XGE-1) provide support for hardware diagnostics and JCS port testing. The EXTCLK1 and EXTCLK2 ports provide access to external timing distribution.

    Note

    Use sheilded CAT5e cable for connecting the AUX, CONSOLE, and MGMT ports.

  • EEPROM in RE—Stores the field replacement unit (FRU) details of the RE.

  • EEPROM in CB—Stores the field replacement unit (FRU) details of the CB.

  • RESET button—Reboots the Routing Engine on the CB-RE when pressed.

  • ONLINE/OFFLINE button—Makes the Routing Engine on the CB-RE online or offline when pressed.

    Note

    The ONLINE/OFFLINE button must be pressed for a minimum 4 seconds for the power off or power on to occur.

  • LEDs—Provide status of the Routing Engine on the CB-RE.

REMX2K-X8-128G CB-RE LEDs

Figure 2: REMX2K-X8-128G CB-RE LEDs
REMX2K-X8-128G
CB-RE LEDs
  1
ONLINE LED, OK/FAIL LED, and MASTER LED
  3
BITS, GPS, and UTI LEDs
  2
DISK1 and DISK2 LEDs
  4
ONLINE/OFFLINE button

Table 1: REMX2K-X8-128G CB-RE LEDs

Label

Color

State

Description

ONLINE

Green

Blinking slowly

Routing Engine is in the process of booting BIOS, and the host OS.

Blinking rapidly

Routing Engine is in the process of booting Junos OS.

-

Off

Routing Engine is not online or not functioning normally.

DISK1 and DISK2

Green

Blinking

Indicates presence of disk activity.

-

Off

There is no disk activity.

BITS, GPS, and UTI LEDs

Green

Blinking

A valid signal is detected on the BITS, GPS or UTI ports.

Off

The link is down due to loss of signal (LOS). Check the cable and verify the external clock source is generating a valid signal.

OK/FAIL

Green

On steadily

Routing Engine is powering up.

Yellow

On steadily

Routing Engine is not powering up, which indicates failure.

MASTER

Blue

On steadily

This Routing Engine is the Master Routing Engine.

REMX2K-X8-128G CB-RE Boot Sequence

The router is shipped with Junos OS and Linux preinstalled on the CB-RE. There are two copies of software:

  • One copy on a USB flash drive that can be inserted into the slot on the CB-RE faceplate.

  • One copy each on the two SSDs in the CB-RE.

    Note

    The SSD is internal and cannot be removed.

The Routing Engine interface boots from the storage media in this order: the USB device, SSD1, SSD2, and then the LAN.