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Connecting the MX10003 to the Network

 

Tools and Parts Required to Connect the MX10003 Router to External Devices

To connect the router to external devices, you need the following tools and parts:

  • 2.5-mm flat-blade (–) screwdriver for the alarm relay contacts

  • Electrostatic discharge (ESD) grounding wrist strap (provided in the accessory kit)

Connecting the MX10003 Router to External Devices and Cables

Figure 1 shows the front panel of the MX10003 RCB. All the connections to the router are made through the RCBs. The external devices are connected through the RCBs.

Figure 1: Routing and Control Board (RCB) Ports
Routing and Control Board (RCB) Ports
  1
USB port
  8
Time of day (ToD) port with LEDs
  2
Management (MGMT) port
  9
BITS port with LEDs
  3
Console (CON) port
10
Clocking ports
  4
SSD LEDs
11
OFFLINE button
  5
SSD slots (0 and 1)
12
ONLINE LED
  6
Primary (MST) LED
13
OK/FAIL LED
  7
Alarm (ALM) LED
14
RESET button

Connecting the Router to a Network for Out-of-Band Management

To connect the RCB to a network for out-of-band management, connect an Ethernet cable with RJ-45 connectors to the MGMT port on the RCB interface. One Ethernet cable is provided with the router. To connect to the MGMT port on the RCB interface:

Note

Use shielded CAT5e cable for connecting the CON and MGMT ports in RCB for INDIA only.

  1. Turn off power to the management device.
  2. Plug one end of the Ethernet cable (Figure 2 shows the connector) into the MGMT port on the RCB interface.
  3. Plug the other end of the cable into the network device.
Figure 2: Out-of-Band Management Cable Connector
Out-of-Band Management Cable
Connector

Table 1: Out-of-Band Management Port on the RCB

Callout

(see Figure 1)

Label

Description

2

MGMT

Dedicated management channel for device maintenance. It is also used by system administrators to monitor and manage the router remotely.

Connecting the Router to a Console Device

To use a system console to configure and manage the Routing Engine, connect it to the appropriate CON port on the RCB interface. The console port is used to connect a laptop or console terminal to configure the router (see Figure 4 and Figure 5). The console port accepts a cable with an RJ-45 connector. One serial cable with an RJ-45 connector and a DB-9 connector is provided with the router.

Note

Use shielded CAT5e cable for connecting the CON and MGMT ports in RCB for INDIA only.

To connect a management console:

  1. Turn off power to the console device.
  2. Plug the RJ-45 end of the serial cable (see Figure 3) into the CON port on the RCB interface.
  3. Plug the socket DB-9 end into the device's serial port.Note

    For console devices, configure the serial port to the following values:

    • Baud rate—9600

    • Parity—N

    • Data bits—8

    • Stop bits—1

    • Flow control—none

Figure 3: Console and Auxiliary Cable Connector
Console and Auxiliary Cable
Connector
Figure 4: Connecting a router to a Management Console Through a Console Server
Connecting a router to a Management
Console Through a Console Server
Figure 5: Connecting a router Directly to a Management Console
Connecting a router Directly to a Management
Console

Table 2: Console Port on the RCB

Callout

(see Figure 1)

Label

Description

3

CON

Connect a laptop or console terminal to configure the router.

Connecting the Router to External Clocking and Timing Devices

The router supports external clock synchronization for Synchronous Ethernet, and external inputs.

Connecting 1-PPS and 10-MHz Timing Devices to the Router

The router has two 2x1 DIN 1.0/2.3 right angle connectors that support 1-PPS-IN, 1-PPS-OUT, 10-MHz-IN, and 10-MHz-OUT timing ports.

Note

MX10003 can be configured as a timing primary or a client device. If the MX10003 is configured as a timing primary device, the router gets 1-PPS-IN and 10-MHz-IN input (connected to the ports marked IN) from the timing source and sends 1-PPS-OUT and 10-MHz-OUT to a client device. If the MX10003 is configured as a timing client device, it receives 1-PPS-IN and 10-MHz-IN (connected to ports marked IN) as input from the timing source.

Note

Ensure a cable of 3 m or less in length is used for the 10-MHz and 1-PPS connectors.

To connect the DIN cable to the external clocking input port:

  1. Connect one end of the DIN cable connectors to the 1-PPS-IN and the 10-MHz-IN ports marked IN on the router.

    If the MX10003 is a timing primary device, use the 1-PPS-OUT and the 10-MHz-OUT ports marked OUT to connect to a client router or device.

  2. Connect the other end of the DIN cable to the 10-MHz or 1-PPS source network equipment.Note

    Ensure that the 10-MHz or 1-PPS source network equipment contains a low voltage complementary metal oxide semiconductor (LVCMOS) of 50 ohms or is compatible with low-voltage transistor-transistor logic (LVTTL) (3.3v).

Table 3: Clocking Port on the RCB

Callout

(see Figure 1)

Label

Description

10

10MHz- IN

1PPS-IN

1 PPS input port

10 MHz input port

10MHz-OUT

1PPS-OUT

1 PPS output port

10 MHz output port

Connecting a Time-of-Day Device to the Router

A time-of-day port labeled ToD on the front panel of the RCB enables you to connect external timing devices.

To connect the router to a ToD external timing device:

  1. Attach an electrostatic discharge (ESD) grounding strap on your bare wrist, and connect the strap to one of the ESD points on the chassis.
  2. Plug one end of the RJ-45 cable into the ToD port on the front panel of the RCB.
  3. Plug the other end of the RJ-45 cable into the ToD timing device.
  4. Verify that the LEDs for the ToD port on the router are lit steadily green.
  5. Configure the port. See Configuring Clock Synchronization Interface on MX Series Routers.

Table 4: Time-of-Day Port on the RCB

Callout

(see Figure 1)

Label

Description

8

ToD

ToD RJ-45 port.

Connecting a BITS External Clocking Device to the Router

The router has an external building-integrated timing supply (BITS) port labeled BITS on the front panel of the RCB.

To connect the router to a BITS external clocking device:

  1. Attach an electrostatic discharge (ESD) grounding strap on your bare wrist, and connect the strap to one of the ESD points on the chassis.
  2. Plug one end of the RJ-45 cable into the internal clock port on the RCB.
  3. Plug the other end of the RJ-45 cable into the BITS external clocking device.
  4. Verify that the LEDs for the BITS port are lit steadily green.
  5. Configure the port. See Configuring Clock Synchronization Interface on MX Series Routers.

Table 5: BITS Port on the RCB

Callout

(see Figure 1)

Label

Description

9

BITS

Building-Integrated Timing Supply (BITS) clock interface port.