Connecting the MX10008 to External Devices
Connecting an MX10008 to a Network for Out-of-Band Management
You can monitor and manage an MX10008 router using a dedicated management channel. Each MX10008 Routing and Control Board (RCB) has two management ports: a 10/100/1000BASE-T RJ-45 port for copper connections and a 1-Gigabit SFP port for fiber connections. Use the management ports to connect the RCB to a network for out-of-band management.
You cannot use the management ports to perform the initial configuration of the MX10008. You must configure the management ports before you can successfully connect to the MX10008 using these ports. See Configuring an MX10008 Router.
Ensure that you have an appropriate cable available. See MX10008 Cable Specifications for Console and Management Connections.
To connect an MX10008 to a network for out-of-band management (see Figure 1):
- Connect one end of the cable to one of the two management
MGNT) on one of the RCBs.
- Connect the other end of the cable to the management device.
Connecting an MX10008 Router to a Management Console
The MX10008 router 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.
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 MX10008 router, 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.
- Connect one end of the Ethernet cable to the console port
- Connect the other end of the Ethernet cable into the console server (see Figure 2) or management console (see Figure 3).