Connect the PTX10008 to External Devices
You can manage the PTX10008 router by using the two management ports on the Routing and Control Board (RCB) for out-of-band management or through the console port on the RCB. To connect a PTX10008 router to external management devices, read the following sections.
Connect a PTX10008 Router to a Network for Out-of-Band Management
You can monitor and manage a PTX10008 router using a dedicated management channel. Each PTX10008 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.
You cannot use the management ports to perform the initial configuration of the PTX10008. You must configure the management ports before you can successfully connect to the PTX10008 using these ports. See Perform the Initial Configuration for the PTX10008 Router.
Ensure that you have an appropriate cable available. See Management Port Connector Pinouts for the PTX10008 Router and Connect a PTX10008 Router to a Management Console.
To connect a PTX10008 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 one of the RCBs.
- Connect the other end of the cable to the management router.
Connect a PTX10008 Router to a Management Console
The PTX10008 router 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.
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 PTX10008 router, 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 plug adapter. You must provide the USB to DB-9 plug adapter.
- Connect one end of the Ethernet cable to the console port
- Connect the other end of the Ethernet cable into the console server (see Figure 2) or management console (see Figure 3).