Contents

About This Guide
ERX Edge Routers
Audience
Conventions
Documentation
MIBS
Release Notes
Abbreviations
Web Access
Comments About the Documentation
Contacting Customer Support

Part 1

Installing and Using the ERX Routers

ERX System Overview
The ERX System
ERX-1400 Series
ERX-700 Series
Where the ERX System Fits In
ERX System Modules
SRP Module
Nonvolatile Storage
SRP I/O Module
Line Modules
Packet Classification
I/O Modules
Network Management Tools
CLI Management
SNMP MIB Management
NMC-RX Device Management System
Redundancy Features
SRP Modules
NVS Cards
Line Modules
Power
Fans
The Next Step
Installing the ERX System
Before You Begin
Unpacking the ERX-1400 Series
Unpacking the ERX-700 Series
Freestanding Installation
Rack-Mounted Installation
Safety Guidelines
Installation
The Next Step
Installing ERX Modules
Overview
Slot Groups
Slot Groups for the ERX-1410 System
Slot Groups for the ERX-700 Series
Combinations of Line Modules
OC48 Line Modules
Replacing and Managing Modules
Hot-Swapping Modules
Required Tools and Safety Items
Protecting Modules and Slots
Order of Installation
Safety Guidelines
Installing SRP I/O and SRP Modules
Installing an SRP I/O Module
Installing an SRP Module
Installing Line Modules and Their I/O Modules
Installing a Line Module or an I/O Module
Removing a Module
Installing Components for Line Module Redundancy
Installing the Line Modules
Installing the Redundancy Midplane
Installing the I/O Modules
Verifying the Installation
Configuring Port Redundancy
The Next Step
Cabling the ERX System
Before You Begin
Cabling Your ERX System
Safety Guidelines
Cabling the Power Input Module
Cabling the SRP I/O Module
External Timing Ports
Console Ports
Cabling I/O Modules
Cabling BNC Connectors
Cabling RJ-45 Connectors
Cabling RJ-48C Connectors
Cabling LC Duplex Connectors
Cabling SC Duplex Connectors
Cabling SMB Connectors
Cabling X.21/V.35 Connectors
Cabling Redundant Ports
The Next Step
Accessing the ERX System
Setting Up Management Access
Console Port Setup
Using HyperTerminal
Connecting Directly to the ERX System
Assigning an IP Address
Telnet Setup
SNMP
The Next Step
Powering Up the System
Before You Power Up the System
Powering Up
Initialization Sequence
Status LEDs
Powering Down
The Next Step
Maintaining the ERX System
Required Tools and Items
Storing Modules and Components
Cleaning the System
Upgrading NVS Cards on SRP Modules
Upgrading a System That Contains One SRP Module
Upgrading a System That Contains Two SRP Modules
Replacing an NVS Card
Upgrading Memory on SRP Modules
Checking the Memory Installed
Removing SODIMMs
Adding New SODIMMs
Verifying the Upgrade
Replacing SFPs on GE I/O Modules
Removing SFPs
Installing SFPs
Verifying the Installation
Replacing Fan Trays
ERX-1400 Series
Removing the Fan Tray
Installing the Fan Tray
ERX-700 Series
Removing the Fan Tray
Installing the Fan Tray
Troubleshooting
Diagnosing Problems
Power Failure
LED Activity
Module Cables
Initialization Sequence
Troubleshooting Power Failures
Understanding Status LEDs
LED Identification
LED Activity During Booting
Abnormal LED Activity
Redundancy Status
Monitoring Temperatures of Modules
Resetting Line Modules and SRP Modules
Double-Bit Errors on SRP Modules
Detecting Double-Bit Errors
Fixing Double-Bit Errors

Part 2

System and Module Specifications

System Specifications
ERX-700/1400 Series Specifications
Module Specifications
Module Functionality
Module Specifications
I/O Module Specifications
Cable Lengths for X.21/V.35 Cables
Compatibility of Line Modules and I/O Modules with Software Releases
Protocol Support
Channelized OCx/STMx Modules
Channelized T1 and E1 Modules
Channelized T3 Modules
Ethernet Modules
HSSI Modules
OCx/STMx Modules
OCx/STMx POS and OC48 Modules
Tunnel Service Modules
Unchannelized E3 Modules
Unchannelized T3 Modules
X.21/V.35 Modules

Part 3

Appendixes

Preparing Your Site
Your Preinstallation Responsibilities
Environmental Requirements
Safety Guidelines
Rack Requirements
Mechanical Requirements
Space Requirements
Cabling Recommendations
Cable Pinouts
SRP I/O Module
CT1 and CE1 I/O Modules
Installing ERX System Software
Overview
Identifying the Software Release File
Installing Software When a Firewall Exists
Task 1: Obtain the Required Information
Task 2: Divert Network Traffic to Another System
Task 3: Access Privileged Exec Mode
Task 4: Configure IP on an Interface
Task 5: Mount the CD on the Network Host
Task 6: Configure Access to the Network Host
Task 7: Enable the FTP Server on the ERX System
Task 8: Identify the Files to Transfer
Task 9: Transfer Files to the User Space
Task 10: Install Files on the System Space
Task 11: Save the Current Configuration
Task 12: Reboot the System
Installing Software When a Firewall Does Not Exist
Installing Software in Normal Operational Mode
Task 1: Obtain the Required Information
Task 2: Divert Network Traffic to Another System
Task 3: Access Privileged Exec Mode
Task 4: Configure IP on an Interface
Task 5: Configure Access to the Network Host
Task 6: Mount the CD on the Network Host
Task 7: Copy the Software Release File
Task 8: Save the Current Configuration
Task 9: Reboot the System
Installing Software in Boot Mode
Task 1: Obtain the Required Information
Task 2: Divert Network Traffic to Another System
Task 3: Access the Boot Mode
Task 4: Assign an IP Address
Task 5: Configure Access to the Network Host
Task 6: Mount the CD on the Network Host
Task 7: Copy the Software Release File
Task 8: Reboot the System
Copying Release Files from One ERX System to Another
Upgrading Systems That Are Operating with Two SRP Modules
Declaration of Conformity
Index