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Connecting the PTX10000 to External Devices

 

You can manage the PTX10008 or PTX10016 router by using the two management ports on the Routing and Control board (RCB) for out-band management or through the console port on the RCB. To connect a PTX10008 router or a PTX10016 router to external management devices, refer to the following sections:

Connecting a PTX10000 to a Network for Out-of-Band Management

You can monitor and manage a PTX10008 or PTX10016 router using a dedicated management channel. Each PTX10000 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 PTX10000. You must configure the management ports before you can successfully connect to the PTX10000 using these ports. See Configuring a PTX10000 .

Ensure that you have an appropriate cable available. See PTX10000 Cable Specifications for Console and Management Connections.

To connect a PTX10000 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 Control Boards.
  2. Connect the other end of the cable to the management router.
Figure 1: Connecting a PTX10000 to a Network for Out-of-Band Management
Connecting a PTX10000
to a Network for Out-of-Band Management

Connecting a PTX10000 Router to a Management Console

The PTX10000 Series 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 PTX10000 Series, 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 PTX10000 Series 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 PTX10000 Series to a Management Console Through a Console Server
Connecting
the PTX10000 Series to a Management Console Through a Console Server
Figure 3: Connecting the PTX10000 Series Directly to a Management Console
Connecting the
PTX10000 Series Directly to a Management Console