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Replacing the Routing Engine Interface Port Cables

 

The Routing Engine is located on the front of the router, as shown in M7i Chassis Description. It houses the Routing Engine interface ports, which accept connections to external management devices.

To replace the cables connecting to the Routing Engine interface ports, perform the following procedures:

Replacing the Management Ethernet Cable

To replace the management Ethernet cable:

  1. Press the tab on the connector on the management Ethernet cable and pull the connector straight out of the port. Figure 1 shows the connector.
  2. Disconnect the cable from the network device.
  3. Plug one end of the replacement Ethernet cable into the MGMT port (see Figure 2).
  4. Plug the other end of the cable into the network device.
Figure 1: Routing Engine Ethernet Cable Connector
Routing Engine
Ethernet Cable Connector
Figure 2: Routing Engine Interface Ports
Routing Engine Interface
Ports

Replacing the Console or Auxiliary Cable

If a cable is already connected to the CONSOLE or AUX/MODEM port, follow these steps to remove it:

  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.

To connect the new cable, follow these steps:

  1. Plug the female end of the replacement serial cable into the CONSOLE or AUX/MODEM port (see Routing Engine Interface Ports).
  2. Tighten the screws on the connector.
  3. Power on the auxiliary or console device.
Figure 3: Console and Auxiliary Serial Port Connector
Console and Auxiliary
Serial Port Connector