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Connecting the TX Matrix Plus Router to a Management Console or Auxiliary Device

 

Attach one or more management console or auxiliary devices to the Routing Engine ports on each TXP-CB for management and service operations (see Figure 1).

To connect the cables for a management console or auxiliary device:

  1. Attach an electrostatic discharge (ESD) grounding strap to your bare wrist, and connect the strap to one of the ESD points on the chassis.
  2. If necessary, turn off the power to the console or auxiliary device.
  3. Plug one end (shown in Figure 2) of a serial cable into the CONSOLE or AUX port on the TXP-CB in slot CB0. This port connects to the Routing Engine installed into the TXP-CB in slot CB0.
  4. Attach the other end of the cable to the console or auxiliary device.
  5. Plug one end of another serial cable into the CONSOLE or AUX port on the TXP-CB in slot CB1. This port connects to the Routing Engine installed into the TXP-CB in slot CB1.
  6. Attach the other end of the cable to the console or auxiliary device.Note

    For console devices, configure the serial port to the following values:

    • Baud rate—9600

    • Parity—N

    • Data bits—8

    • Stop bits—1

    • Flow control—none

Figure 1: Console and Auxiliary Serial Ports on the TXP-CB
Console and Auxiliary
Serial Ports on the TXP-CB
Figure 2: Console and Auxiliary Serial Port Connector
Console and
Auxiliary Serial Port Connector