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Connecting the PTX10003-80C to External Devices

 

Connecting the PTX10003-80C to a Management Ethernet Device

You can monitor and manage the PTX10003-80C by using a dedicated management channel. The PTX10003-80C 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 PTX10003-80C to a network for out-of-band management.

Note

You cannot use the management ports to perform the initial configuration of the PTX10003-80C. You must configure the management ports through the console connection before you can successfully connect to the PTX10003-80C by using these ports. See Performing the Initial Software Configuration for the PTX10003.

Ensure that you have an appropriate cable available. See PTX10003 Management Cable Specifications and Pinouts.

To connect a PTX10003-80C 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 PTX10003-80C.
  2. Connect the other end of the cable to the management network device.
Figure 1: Connecting a PTX10003-80C to a Network for Out-of-Band Management
Connecting a PTX10003-80C
to a Network for Out-of-Band Management

Connecting the PTX10003-80C to a Management Console

The PTX10003-80C 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 PTX10003-80C.

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 PTX10003-80C, use a combination of the RJ-45 cable and RJ-45 to DB-9 adapter (provided) and a USB to DB-9 male adapter (not provided).

To connect the PTX10003-80C to a management console (see Figure 2 or Figure 3):

  1. Connect one end of the RJ-45 Ethernet cable to the console port (labeled CON) on the PTX10003.
  2. Connect the other end of the Ethernet cable directly to a management console or console server.
Figure 2: Connecting the PTX10003-80C Directly to a Management Console
Connecting the PTX10003-80C
Directly to a Management Console
Figure 3: Connecting the PTX10003-80C to a Management Console Through a Console Server
Connecting
the PTX10003-80C to a Management Console Through a Console Server

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