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Connecting the TCX1000-ILA to External Devices

 

Connecting the TCX1000-ILA to a Management Ethernet Device

You can monitor and manage the TCX1000-ILA by using a dedicated management channel. Use the management port to connect the TCX1000-ILA to a network for out-of-band management.

Note

You cannot use the management port to perform the initial configuration of the TCX1000-ILA. You must configure the management ports through the console connection before you can successfully connect to the TCX1000-ILA using the management ports. See Configuring the Software on the TCX1000-ILA.

Ensure that you have an appropriate cable available. See TCX1000-ILA Management Cable Specifications and Pinouts.

To connect an TCX1000-ILA to a network for out-of-band management (see Figure 1):

  1. Connect one end of the cable to the management port (labeled MGMT) on the TCX1000-ILA.
  2. Connect the other end of the cable to the management network device.
Figure 1: Connecting an TCX1000-ILA to a Network for Out-of-Band Management
Connecting an TCX1000-ILA
to a Network for Out-of-Band Management

Connecting the TCX1000-ILA to a Management Console

The TCX1000-ILA has a console port with an RJ-45 connector. Use the console port to connect the device 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. The RJ-45 cable and RJ-45 to DB-9 adapter is not 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 TCX1000-ILA, use a combination of the RJ-45 cable and RJ-45 to DB-9 adapter (not 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 TCX1000-ILA 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 TCX1000-ILA Directly to a Management Console
Connecting the TCX1000-ILA
Directly to a Management Console
Figure 3: Connecting the TCX1000-ILA to a Management Console Through a Console Server
Connecting
the TCX1000-ILA to a Management Console Through a Console Server

Connecting the TCX1000-ILA to the Network and External Devices

The TCX1000-ILA provides signal amplification to boost the dense wavelength-division multiplexing (DWDM) signal as it propagates along the fiber-optic cable. It is used to connect to trunk fibers to enable long-distance transmission over many hundreds of kilometers of fiber-optic cable. Two pairs of the LC ports on the front panel of the chassis are used for this purpose. Typically, either another TCX1000-ILA or an TCX1000-RDM20 is connected at the far end of this trunk fiber. Additionally, the optical monitor ports can be connected through the LC single fiber cables to measurement equipment and test equipment such as optical spectrum analyzers or optical power monitors that are used for testing, monitoring, and debugging.

For detailed information on network requirements and configuration examples on how to deploy the TCX1000-ILA, see the TCX Series Optical Transport System Feature Guide. For instructions on how to enable the OSC forwarding on the TCX1000-RDM20, see the “Performing the Initial Configuration section” in the TCX1000 Programmable ROADM Hardware Guide. For information on network requirements and high availability (HA), see the proNX Optical Director Installation Guide. You can find these documents at:https://www.juniper.net/documentation/.