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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.

Note

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):

  1. Connect one end of the cable to one of the two management ports (labeled MGNT) on one of the RCBs.
  2. Connect the other end of the cable to the management device.
Figure 1: Connecting an MX10008 to a Network for Out-of-Band Management
Connecting an MX10008
to a Network for Out-of-Band Management

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.

Note

If your laptop or PC does not have a DB-9 male 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 male adapter. You must provide the USB to DB-9 male adapter.

To connect the MX10008 router to a management console (see Figure 2 and Figure 3):

  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 2) or management console (see Figure 3).
Figure 2: Connecting the MX10008 Router to a Management Console Through a Console Server
Connecting
the MX10008 Router to a Management Console Through a Console Server
Figure 3: Connecting the MX10008 Router Directly to a Management Console
Connecting the
MX10008 Router Directly to a Management Console