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    Connecting the M320 Router to a Management Console or Auxiliary Device

    To use a system console to configure and manage the Routing Engine, connect it to the appropriate CONSOLE port on the CIP. To use a laptop, modem, or other auxiliary device, connect it to the appropriate AUX port on the CIP. Both ports accept an RS-232 (EIA-232) serial cable with a DB-9 female connector. One DB-9/DB-9 cable is provided with the router. To connect a device to the CONSOLE port, and another device to the AUX port, you must supply another cable.

    To connect a management console or auxiliary device:

    1. Turn off the power to the console or auxiliary device.
    2. Connect one end (shown in Figure 1) of a serial cable with a DB-9 female connector into the appropriate CONSOLE or AUX port. The ports labeled HOST 0 connect to the Routing Engine in the upper Routing Engine slot (RE0), and the ports labeled HOST 1 connect to the Routing Engine in the lower Routing Engine slot (RE1).
    3. Using a 2.5-mm flat-blade screwdriver, tighten the screws on the connector.
    4. Attach the other end of the cable to the console or auxiliary device.

    Figure 1: Console and Auxiliary Serial Port Connector

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    Published: 2010-10-26