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Connecting the MX150 to the Network

 

Connecting an MX150 to a Management Console

MX150 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 plug connector pin and you want to connect your laptop or PC directly to the MX150, 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 plug adapter. You must provide the USB to DB-9 plug adapter.

To connect the MX150 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 MX150 to a Management Console Through a Console Server
Connecting
the MX150 to a Management Console Through a Console Server
Figure 2: Connecting the MX150 Directly to a Management Console
Connecting the
MX150 Directly to a Management Console

Connecting an MX150 to a Management Console Using Mini-USB Type-B Console Port

You can configure and manage the MX150 by using the RJ-45 console port or the Mini-USB Type-B console port. However, the console input will be active only on one port at a time—only one port will be set active at a time.

By default, the RJ-45 port is set as an active console port and the Mini-USB Type-B port is the passive console port. For information about configuring the console port type, see Configuring the Console Port Type (CLI Procedure).

If your laptop or PC does not have a DB-9 plug connector pin or RJ-45 connector pin, you can connect your laptop or PC directly to an MX150 device by using a mini-USB cable that has a Standard-A USB connector on one end and a Mini-USB Type-B (5 pin) connector on the other end.

This section describes the process of connecting an MX150 to the management console by using the Mini-USB Type-B console port.

For information about configuring and managing an MX150 by using the RJ-45 console port, see Connecting an MX150 to a Management Console.

Before you begin connecting an MX150 by using the Mini-USB Type-B console port:

  • Ensure that the USB to Serial driver is installed on the host machine. You can download the driver from https://webdownload.juniper.net/swdl/dl/secure/site/1/record/5029.html

  • Ensure that the hyper terminal properties of the console server or laptop are set as follows:

    • Baud rate—9600

    • Flow control—None

    • Data—8

    • Parity—None

    • Stop bits—1

    • DCD state—Disregard

Ensure that you have the following parts and tools available:

  • 1 mini-USB cable with Standard-A and Mini-USB Type- B (5-pin) connectors (not provided).

To connect the MX150 to the console by using Mini-USB Type-B console port:

  1. Connect the Standard-A connector of the mini-USB cable to the host machine (PC or Laptop).
  2. Connect the Mini-USB Type-B (5-pin) connector of the mini-USB cable to the Mini-USB Type-B console port (labeled CON) on the MX150.
  3. Set the Mini-USB Type-B console port as the active console port by using the command port-type.

    For information about configuring the console port type, see Configuring the Console Port Type (CLI Procedure).
  4. Reboot the MX150.

After the connection is established, the Mini-USB Type-B becomes the active console port. The host machine connected to the Mini-USB Type-B console port displays log messages and lets you control MX150 functionality through it.