Connecting the PTX1000 to External Devices
Connecting the PTX1000 to a Management Ethernet Device
You can monitor and manage the PTX1000 by using a dedicated management channel. The PTX1000 has two management ports—a 10/100/1000BASE-T RJ-45 port for copper connections and a Gigabit Ethernet SFP port for fiber-optic connections. Use the management ports to connect the PTX1000 to a network for out-of-band management.
You cannot use the management ports to perform the initial configuration of the PTX1000. You must configure the management ports through the console connection before you can successfully connect to the PTX1000 by using these ports. See Performing the Initial Software Configuration for the PTX1000.
Ensure that you have an appropriate cable available. See Cable Specifications for Console and Management Connections for the PTX1000 and Determining Transceiver Support for the PTX1000.
To connect a PTX1000 to a network for out-of-band management (see Figure 1):
- Connect one end of the cable to one of the two management
MGMT—on the PTX1000.
- Connect the other end of the cable to the management network device.
Connecting the PTX1000 to a Management Console
The PTX1000 has a console port with an RJ-45 connector. Use the console port to connect the router directly to a management console, such as a laptop, 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 PTX1000.
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 PTX1000, use a combination of the RJ-45 cable and RJ-45 to DB-9 adapter supplied with the router and a USB to DB-9 male adapter. You must provide the USB to DB-9 male adapter.
- Connect one end of the Ethernet cable to the console port
- Connect the other end of the Ethernet cable directly to a management console or console server.