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Connecting the MX960 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 Routing Engine. To use a laptop, modem, or other auxiliary device, connect it to the AUX port on the Routing Engine. Both ports accept a cable with an RJ-45 connector. One serial cable with an RJ-45 connector and a DB-9 connector is provided with the router. To connect a device to the CONSOLE port and another device to the AUX port, you must supply an additional cable.

To connect a management console or auxiliary device:

  1. Turn off the power to the console or auxiliary device.
  2. Plug the RJ-45 end of the serial cable (Figure 2 shows the connector) into the AUX port or CONSOLE port on the Routing Engine. Figure 1 shows the ports.
  3. Plug the female DB-9 end into the device's serial port.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: Auxiliary and Console Ports
Auxiliary and Console Ports
Figure 2: Routing Engine Console and Auxiliary Cable Connector
Routing Engine
Console and Auxiliary Cable Connector