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MX10008 Routing and Control Board Components and Descriptions

 

MX10008 Routing and Control Board Description

The MX10008 Routing and Control Board (RCB) is responsible for system management in an MX10008 router (see Figure 1). The chassis can run with one or two RCBs. The base configuration ships with one RCB while a redundant configuration ships with two RCBs. When two RCBs are installed, one functions as the master and the second as a backup. If the master RCB is removed, the backup becomes the master if graceful Routing Engine switchover (GRES) is configured.

MX10008 supports the following Routing Engines:

  • JNP10K-RE1

  • JNP10K-RE1-LT

  • JNP10K-RE1-128G

Figure 1: Routing and Control Board
Routing and Control Board
Routing and Control Board

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Routing and Control Board Functions

The Routing and Control Board (RCB) integrates the control plane and Routing Engine functions into a single management unit. Each RCB provides all the functions needed to manage the operation of the modular chassis:

  • System control functions such as environmental monitoring

  • Routing Layer 2 and Layer 3 protocols

  • Communication to all components such as line cards, Switch Fabric Boards (SFBs), and power and cooling

  • Transparent clocking

  • Alarm and logging functions

Routing and Control Board Components

Figure 2: Routing and Control Board Faceplate
Routing and Control Board Faceplate
  1
Handles
  7
Reset button
  2
BITS1 clock port
  8
Online/Offline button
  3
GPS clock ports
  9
USB port
  4
XGE-0 and XGE-1 JCS ports
10
Management (MGMT) ports
  5
ToD—Time-of-day (TOD) port
11
Console (CONSOLE) port
  6
BITS0 clock port
 
  1
Handles
  8
BITS0 clock port
  2
Solid State Disk (SSD) LEDs
  9
Reset button
  3
Clock LEDs
10
Online/Offline button
  4
BITS1 clock port
11
USB port
  5
GPS clock ports
12
Management (MGMT) ports
  6
XGE-0 and XGE-1 JCS ports
13
Console (CONSOLE) port
  7
ToD—Time-of-day (TOD) port
14
RCB status LEDs

Each RCB consists of the following internal components:

  • CPU—Runs Junos OS to maintain the routing tables and routing protocols.

  • EEPROM—Stores the serial number of the Routing Engine.

  • DRAM—Provides storage for the routing and forwarding tables and for other Routing Engine processes.

  • One 10-Gigabit Ethernet interface between the Routing Engine and Switch Fabric Board.

  • One USB port—Provides a removable media interface through which you can install Junos OS manually. The Junos OS supports USB versions 3.0, 2.0, and 1.1.

  • Management ports—Two ports, one copper (RJ-45 port) and one SFP port provide access to management devices. Use only one of the two management ports at a time.

    Use an RJ-45 connector for the copper port.

    Use a fiber optic connector for the SFP port.

    Do not use copper SFP or SFP-T modules in the SFP port because they are not supported.

  • RESET button—When pressed, reboots the RCB as detailed below:

    • When pressed for less than 5 seconds for diagnostic purposes, the RCB does not reset. The press event is logged in the RCB FPGA register.

    • When pressed for greater than 5 seconds but less than 10 seconds, the RCB reboots and the reset-reason logs the button press event.

    • When pressed for greater than 10 seconds, the RCB reboots with an option for BIOS recovery.

  • LEDs—Provide status of the Routing Engine.

  • Online/Offline Button—When the RCB is online and if the button is pressed for more than 4 seconds, the RCB goes offline. When the RCB is offline and if the button is pressed more than 4 seconds, the RCB starts booting.

Note

For specific information about Routing Engine components (for example, the amount of DRAM), issue the show vmhost hardware command.

MX10008 Routing and Control Board LEDs

Figure 3 shows the LEDs on the Routing and Control Boards (JNP10K-RE1).

Figure 3: Routing and Control Board LEDs
Routing and Control Board
LEDs
  1
Routing and Control Board status panel
  3
Clock LEDs–BITS-0, and BITS-1
  2
Solid State Disk (SSD) LEDs—DISK1 and DISK2
 

Table 1 describes the LEDs on the RCB status panel.

Table 1: Routing and Control Board Status LEDs

LED

Color

State

Description

PWR

Green

On steadily

RCB is receiving adequate power.

Yellow

Blinking

An error has been detected in the RCB.

Dark

Unlit

RCB is not powered up.

STS

Green

On steadily

RCB is online and functioning correctly.

Green

Blinking

The beacon feature is enabled.

Yellow

On steadily

The RCB is booting.

Yellow

Blinking

An error has been detected in the RCB.

Dark

Unlit

The power supply is switched off.

MST

Green

On steadily

The RCB is the master.

Dark

Unlit

The RCB is the backup.

Figure 4 shows the management port LEDs on the RCB.

Figure 4: Management Port LEDs on an MX10008
Management Port LEDs
on an MX10008
  1
Status LED (RJ-45)
  3
Link LED—Green indicates the link is up; blinking indicates activity (SFP)
  2
Activity LED (RJ-45)
 

Table 2 describes the RJ-45 management port and SFP LEDs.

Table 2: RJ-45 Management Port LEDs on an MX10008 Routing and Control Board

LED

Color

State

Description

Activity/Status LED

Unlit

Off

The port speed is 10 MB.

Green

Blinking

The port speed is 100 MB.

Green

On steadily

The port speed is 1000 MB.

LINK

Unlit

Off

No link is established, there is a fault, or the link is down.

Green

On steadily

A link is established.

Blinking

There is link activity.

Yellow

Blinking or flickering

The beacon feature is enabled.

Table 3 describes the JCS Port LEDs.

Table 3: JCS Port LEDs on an MX10008 Routing and Control Board

LED

Color

State

Description

LINK LEDs for JCS Ports (XGE0 and XGE1)

Unlit

Off

No transceiver is present.

Green

On steadily

A link is established. The interface is up.

Green

Blinking or flickering

The beacon feature is enabled.

Yellow

Blinking

An error has occurred.

Table 4 describes the LEDs for the secondary SATA drives.

Table 4: Routing and Control Board SSD Status LEDs

LED

Color

State

Description

DISK1 and DISK2

Green

On steadily

A SATA drive is present.

Green

Blinking

The drive is active.

Yellow

On steadily

The drive is active.

Dark

Unlit

A drive is not installed.