Configuring an MX10008 Router
You must perform the initial configuration of an MX10008 router through the console port using the command-line interface (CLI).
Before you begin connecting and configuring the router, set the following parameter values on the console server or PC:
To connect and configure the router from the console:
- Connect the console port to a laptop or PC using the supplied
RJ-45 cable and RJ-45 to DB-9 adapter. The console (
CON) port is located on the Routing and Control Board of the router.
- Log in as root. A password
is not required to log in as root. If the software boots before you
connected to the console port, you might need to press the Enter key
for the prompt to appear.
- Start the CLI.
- Enter configuration mode.
- Add a password to the root administration user account.
root@# set system root-authentication plain-text-password
New password: password
Retype new password: password
- (Optional) Configure the name of the router. If the name
includes spaces, enclose the name in quotation marks (“ ”).
root@# set system host-name host-name
- Configure the default gateway.
root@# set routing-options static route default next-hop address
- Configure the IP address and prefix length for the router
root@# set interfaces em0 unit 0 family inet address address/prefix-length
Although the CLI permits you to configure two management Ethernet interfaces within the same subnet, only one interface is usable and supported.
The management ports,
MGMTfor RJ-45 connections) and
for fiber connections), are found on the port panel of the RCBs of the MX10008 router.
- (Optional) Configure the static routes to remote prefixes
with access to the management port.
root@# set routing-options static route remote-prefix next-hop destination-ip retain no-readvertise
- Enable Telnet service.
root@# set system services telnet
When Telnet is enabled, you cannot log in to an MX10008 through Telnet using root credentials. Root login is allowed only for SSH access.
- Commit the configuration to activate it on the router.