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T320 Routing Engine Description

 

The Routing Engine runs the Junos OS. Software processes that run on the Routing Engine maintain the routing tables, manage the routing protocols used on the router, control the router interfaces, control some chassis components, and provide the interface for system management and user access to the router.

You can install one or two Routing Engines in the router. The Routing Engines install into the upper rear of the chassis in the slots labeled RE0 and RE1. If two Routing Engines are installed, one functions as the master and the other acts as the backup. If the master Routing Engine fails or is removed, and the backup is configured appropriately, the backup takes over as the master.

If the host system is redundant, the backup Routing Engine is hot-removable and hot-insertable, but the master Routing Engine is hot-pluggable. A Routing Engine that is not redundant is hot-pluggable. Each Routing Engine requires a control board to be installed in the adjacent slot. RE0 installs below CB0, and RE1 installs above CB1. A Routing Engine does not power up without a control board present in the adjacent slot.

Note

The LEDs that report host module status (including Routing Engine status) are on the craft interface rather than the Routing Engine faceplate.

Note

For specific information about Routing Engine components (for example, the amount of DRAM), issue the show chassis routing-engine command.

Note

If two Routing Engines are installed, they must both be the same hardware model.