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Replacing an M10i Console or Auxiliary Cable

 

The CONSOLE and AUX ports on the Routing Engine accept an RS-232 (EIA-232) serial cable with a DB-9 connector. For cable specifications, see Routing Engine Interface Cable and Wire Specifications for M10i Routers.

Figure 1: Console and Auxiliary Ports
Console and Auxiliary
Ports
  1. Removing an M10i Console or Auxiliary Cable

  2. Installing an M10i Console or Auxiliary Cable

Removing an M10i Console or Auxiliary Cable

To remove a cable from the CONSOLE or AUX port:

  1. Turn off the power to the console or auxiliary device.
  2. Unscrew the screws that secure the cable connector to the port, using a 2.5-mm flat-blade screwdriver if necessary.
  3. Pull the cable connector straight out of the port.
  4. Disconnect the cable from the console or auxiliary device.

Installing an M10i Console or Auxiliary Cable

  1. Plug the female end of the replacement serial cable into the CONSOLE or AUX port. Figure 1 shows the ports on the Routing Engine.
  2. Tighten the screws on the connector, using a 2.5-mm flat-blade screwdriver if necessary.
  3. Power on the auxiliary or console device.