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Connecting an SRX100 Services Gateway to the CLI Locally

 

If you plan to use the CLI to configure the SRX100 Services Gateway, you must connect through the console port, as shown in Figure 1.

Figure 1: Connecting to the Console Port on an SRX100 Services Gateway
Connecting to the Console
Port on an SRX100 Services Gateway
Note

Figure 1 shows a connection to a local management device. A remote connection to the services gateway through a modem requires the cable and connector shown (provided in the services gateway accessory box), plus a DB-9 plug to DB-25 plug (or similar) adapter for your modem, which you must purchase separately.

To connect to the CLI using a local management device through the console port on the services gateway:

  1. Turn off power to the services gateway.
  2. Turn off power to the management device, such as a PC or laptop computer, that you are using to access the CLI.
  3. Plug one end of the Ethernet cable supplied with your services gateway into the RJ-45 to DB-9 serial port adapter supplied with your services gateway (see Figure 1).
  4. Plug the RJ-45 to DB-9 serial port adapter into the serial port on the management device (see Figure 1).
  5. Connect the other end of the Ethernet cable to the console port on the services gateway (see Figure 1).
  6. Turn on the power to the management device.
  7. Start your asynchronous terminal emulation application (such as Microsoft Windows HyperTerminal) and select the appropriate COM port to use (for example, COM1).
  8. Configure the port settings shown in Table 1.

    Table 1: Console Port Settings for the SRX100 Services Gateway

    Port Settings

    Value

    Bits per second

    9600

    Data bits

    8

    Parity

    None

    Stop bits

    1

    Flow control

    None

  9. Power on the services gateway by pressing the Power button on the front panel. Verify that the Power LED on the front panel turns green.

    The terminal emulation screen on your management device displays the startup sequence. When the services gateway has finished starting up, a login prompt appears.

  10. Log in as the user root. No password is required at initial connection, but you must assign a root password before committing any configuration settings.