Connecting a QFX Series Device to a Management Console

 

The QFX Series has a console port with an RJ-45 connector. Use the console port to connect the device to a management console or to a console server.

Ensure that you have an RJ-45 to DB-9 rollover cable available. An RJ-45 cable with an RJ-45 to DB-9 adapter is provided with the device.

Note

If your laptop or PC does not have a DB-9 male connector pin and you want to connect your laptop or PC directly to the QFX Series, use a combination of the RJ-45 cable and RJ-45 to DB-9 adapter supplied with the device and a USB to DB-9 male adapter. You must provide the USB to DB-9 male adapter.

To connect the QFX Series to a management console (see Figure 1 and Figure 2):

  1. Connect one end of the Ethernet cable to the console port (labeled CON).
  2. Connect the other end of the Ethernet cable into the console server (see Figure 1) or management console (see Figure 2).
Figure 1: Connecting the QFX Series to a Management Console Through a Console Server
Connecting
the QFX Series to a Management Console Through a Console Server
Figure 2: Connecting the QFX Series Directly to a Management Console
Connecting the
QFX Series Directly to a Management Console