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
and another device to the
AUX port, you must
supply an additional cable.
To connect a management console or auxiliary device:
- Turn off the power to the console or auxiliary device.
- Plug the RJ-45 end of the serial cable (Figure 2 shows the connector)
CONSOLEport on the Routing Engine. Figure 1 shows the ports.
- Plug the female DB-9 end into the device's serial port.
For console devices, configure the serial port to the following values: