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Connecting the PTX10001 to External Devices

 

Connecting the PTX10001 to a Management Ethernet Device

You can monitor and manage the PTX10001 by using a dedicated management channel. The device 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 device to a network for out-of-band management.

Note

You cannot use the management ports to perform the initial configuration of the PTX10001. You must configure the management ports through the console connection before you can successfully connect to the PTX10001 by using these ports. See Performing the Initial Software Configuration for the PTX10001.

Ensure that you have an appropriate cable available. See Cable Specifications for Console and Management Connections for the PTX10001.

To connect a PTX10001 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 MGMT—on the PTX10001.
  2. Connect the other end of the cable to the management network device.
Figure 1: Connecting a PTX10001 to a Network for Out-of-Band Management
Connecting a PTX10001 to a
Network for Out-of-Band Management

Connecting the PTX10001 to a Management Console

The PTX10001 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 PTX10001.

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 PTX10001, 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.

To connect the PTX10001 to a management console (see Figure 2 or 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 directly to a management console or console server.
Figure 2: Connecting the PTX10001 Directly to a Management Console
Connecting the PTX10001
Directly to a Management Console
Figure 3: Connecting the PTX10001 to a Management Console Through a Console Server
Connecting
the PTX10001 to a Management Console Through a Console Server