Connecting the SRX240 Services Gateway to the CLI
This topic includes the following sections:
Connecting the Services Gateway to the CLI Locally
If you plan to use the CLI to configure the SRX240 Services Gateway, you must connect the services gateway through the console port as shown in Figure 1.
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:
- Turn off power to the services gateway.
- Turn off power to the management device, such as a PC or laptop computer, that you are using to access the CLI.
- Plug one end of the CAT-5e (Ethernet cable) supplied with your services gateway into the RJ-45 to DB-9 serial port adapter supplied with your services gateway.
- Plug the RJ-45 to DB-9 serial port adapter into the serial port on the management device.
- Connect the other end of the Ethernet cable to the console port on the services gateway.
- Turn on the power to the management device.
- Start your asynchronous terminal emulation application (such as Microsoft Windows HyperTerminal) and select the appropriate COM port to use (for example, COM1).
- Configure the port settings shown in Table 1.
Table 1: Port Settings When Connecting the Services Gateway to the CLI Locally
Bits per second
- 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.
- 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.
Connecting a Services Gateway to the CLI Remotely
You can connect the services gateway to the CLI from a remote location through two dial-up modems:
A modem that is connected to the console port on the services gateway
A second modem connected to a remote management device
The modem connection allows you to remotely perform the same console operations you can perform locally.