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Connecting to the SRX550 Services Gateway from the CLI Locally

 

To use the CLI to configure the SRX550 Services Gateway, you must connect through the console port, as shown in Figure 1.

Figure 1: Connecting to the Console Port on the SRX550 Services Gateway
Connecting to
the Console Port on the SRX550 Services Gateway
Note

Figure 1 shows a connection to a local management device. A remote connection to the services gateway through a modem requires the cable and connector shown (RJ-45 to a DB-9 serial port adapter), along with an adapter for your modem, which you must purchase separately.

To connect to the CLI using a local management device through the console port on the services gateway:

  1. Turn off power to the services gateway.
  2. Turn off power to the management device (such as a desktop or laptop computer) that you are using to access the CLI.
  3. Plug one end of the Ethernet cable into the RJ-45 to DB-9 serial port adapter (see Figure 1).
  4. Plug the RJ-45 to DB-9 serial port adapter into the serial port on the management device (see Figure 1).
  5. Connect the other end of the Ethernet cable to the console port on the services gateway (see Figure 1).
  6. Turn on the power to the management device.
  7. Start your asynchronous terminal emulation application (such as Microsoft Windows HyperTerminal), and select the appropriate COM port to use (for example, COM1).
  8. Configure the port settings, as shown in Table 1.

    Table 1: Port Settings

    Port Settings

    Value

    Bits per second

    9600

    Data bits

    8

    Parity

    None

    Stop bits

    1

    Flow control

    None

  9. Power on the services gateway by pressing the Power button on the front of the services gateway. Verify that the POWER LED on the front panel turns green.

    The terminal emulation screen on your management device displays the startup sequence. When the services gateway has finished starting up, a login prompt appears.

  10. Log in as the user root. No password is required at initial connection, but you must assign a root password before committing any configuration settings.