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Connecting to a Network Device

 

To connect the Routing Engines in a TX Matrix router to a network for out-of-band management of the routing matrix, connect the provided UTP Category 5 Ethernet cables with RJ-45/RJ-45 connectors to the ETHERNET port on each TX-CIP.

Note

If your TX Matrix router contains two host subsystems, we recommend that you connect each TX-CIP to a network for out-of-band management.

To connect the cables to network devices:

  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. Plug one end of a UTP Category 5 Ethernet cable (Figure 1 shows the connector) into the ETHERNET port on TX-CIP in slot CIP0 (see Figure 2). This port connects to the Routing Engine in the upper Routing Engine slot (RE0).
  3. Plug the other end of the cable into the network device.
  4. Plug one end of another UTP Category 5 Ethernet cable into the ETHERNET port on the TX-CIP in slotCIP1. This port connects to the Routing Engine in the lower Routing Engine slot (RE1).
  5. Plug the other end of the cable into the network device.
Figure 1: Routing Engine Ethernet Cable Connector
Routing Engine
Ethernet Cable Connector
Figure 2: Routing Engine Management Ports
Routing Engine Management
Ports