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Performing the Initial Software Configuration for the PTX10002-60C

 

You must perform the initial configuration of a PTX10002-60C modular switch through the console port using the command-line interface (CLI) or through Zero Touch Provisioning (ZTP). In order to provision the PTX10002-60C using ZTP, you must have access to a Dynamic Host Control Protocol (DHCP) server and a File Transfer Protocol (anonymous FTP), Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP), or Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP) server on which the software image and configuration files are stored.

Before you begin connecting and configuring a PTX10002-60C, set the following parameter values on the management console or console server:

  • Baud Rate—9600

  • Flow Control—None

  • Data—8

  • Parity—None

  • Stop Bits—1

  • DCD State—Disregard

To connect and configure the PTX10002-60C using the command-line interface (CLI):

  1. Connect the console port to a laptop or PC by using the supplied RJ-45 cable and RJ-45 to DB-9 adapter. The console port (labeled CON) is located on the management panel of the PTX10002-60C (see Connecting the PTX10002-60C to a Management Console for more information).
  2. Log in as root. There is no password. If the software boots before you connected to the console port, you might need to press the Enter key for the prompt to appear.
    login: root


  3. Start the CLI.
    root@% cli


  4. Enter configuration mode.
    root> configure


  5. Add a password to the root administration user account.
    [edit]
    root@# set system root-authentication plain-text-password
    New password: password
    Retype new password: password


  6. (Optional) Configure the name of the PTX10002-60C. If the name includes spaces, enclose the name in quotation marks (“ ”).
    [edit]
    root@# set system host-name host-name


  7. Configure the default gateway.
    [edit]
    root@# set routing-options static route default next-hop address


  8. Configure the IP address and prefix length for the management interface.
    [edit]
    root@# set interfaces em0 unit 0 family inet address address/prefix-length


    Caution

    Although the CLI permits you to configure two management Ethernet interfaces within the same subnet, only one interface is usable and supported at a time.

    Note

    The RJ-45 management port em0 and SFP management port em1 are both labeled MGMT.

  9. (Optional) Configure the static routes to remote prefixes with access to the management port.
    [edit]
    root@# set routing-options static route remote-prefix next-hop destination-ip retain no-readvertise


  10. Enable the Telnet service.
    [edit]
    root@# set system services telnet


    Note

    When Telnet is enabled, you cannot log in to a PTX10002-60C through Telnet by using root credentials. Root login is allowed only for SSH access.

  11. Commit the configuration to activate it on the PTX10002-60C.
    [edit]
    root@# commit