Technical Documentation

Connecting an Offline T-series Routing Platform to the JCS 1200 Platform

After you replace the CBs with T-CBs, you connect each T-CB on the T-series routing platform to each switch module on the JCS 1200 platform. Figure 1 shows the location of the switch modules on the JCS 1200 platform.

Figure 1: Location of Switch Modules on the JCS 1200 Platform

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To connect the T-CBs (see Figure 2):

  1. Attach an electrostatic discharge (ESD) grounding strap to your bare wrist and connect the strap to one of the ESD points on the chassis.
  2. Plug an ETH adapter into the top RJ-45 port (labeled 1) of switch module 1 on the JCS 1200 platform.
  3. Connect one end of a UTP Category 5 cable to the ETH adapter.
  4. Plug the other end of the cable into the port labeled CIP on T-CB-0. Dress the cable appropriately.

    Note: The RJ-45 port labeled AUX on a T-CB is reserved for future use.

  5. If you installed a redundant switch module into switch module bay 2:
    1. Plug an ETH adapter into the top RJ-45 port (labeled 1) of switch module 2 on the JCS 1200 platform.
    2. Connect one end of a UTP Category 5 cable to the ETH adapter.
    3. Plug the other end of the cable into the port labeled CIP on T-CB-1. Dress the cable appropriately.

    Figure 2: Connecting the JCS 1200 Platform to a T-series Routing Platform

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  6. Repeat 2 through 5 to connect up to two additional T-series routing platforms to RJ-45 ports labeled 2 and 3 on the JCS 1200 switch module.

    Note: To connect more than one T-series routing platform, each routing platform must run JUNOS Release 9.2 or later.

Note: A switch module has six external 1000Base-T Ethernet ports for 10/100/1000 Mbps connections to external Ethernet devices, such as backbones, end stations, and servers. These ports are identified as EXT1, EXT2, EXT3, EXT4, EXT5, and EXT6 in the switch configuration menus and are labeled 1 through 6 (from top to bottom) on the JCS 1200 switch module.

Note: The connections between the switch modules and the T-CBs are proprietary Ethernet connections. Do not attempt to connect these components through a switch or hub.