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    Connecting the SRX240 Services Gateway to the CLI

    If you plan to use the CLI to configure the SRX240 Services Gateway, you must connect through the console port as shown in Figure 1.

    Figure 1: Connecting an SRX240 Services Gateway to the CLI

    Connecting an SRX240 Services
Gateway to the CLI

    Note: The above figure 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 male to DB-25 male (or similar) adapter for your modem, which you must purchase separately.

    Connecting the Services Gateway to the CLI Locally

    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.
    4. Plug the RJ-45 to DB-9 serial port adapter into the serial port on the management device.
    5. Connect the other end of the Ethernet cable to the console port on the services gateway.
    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: Port Settings When Connecting the Services Gateway to the CLI Locally

      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.

    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.

    Published: 2012-08-16