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.
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):
- Connect one end of the cable to one of the two management
MGMT—on the PTX10003-80C.
- Connect the other end of the cable to the management network device.
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.
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 PTX10003-80C, use a combination of the RJ-45 cable and RJ-45 to DB-9 adapter (provided) and a USB to DB-9 plug adapter (not provided).
- Connect one end of the RJ-45 Ethernet cable to the console
CON) on the PTX10003.
- Connect the other end of the Ethernet cable directly to a management console or console server.