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Powering Up

This procedure assumes that the system is already connected to a DC power source. See Chapter 4, Cabling the ERX System.

For specifications on the electrical requirements for the system, see Appendix 9, System Specifications. For details on the power consumed by the different ERX modules, see Appendix 10, Module Specifications.

Branch Circuit Caution: Evaluate the overall loading of the branch circuit before you install any equipment into a rack.

To power up the system:

  1. Turn on the power switches located on the power input module in the rear of the system. See Figure 6-1.
  2. Monitor the LEDs on the front of the SRP modules to verify that the system is booting properly. See Table 8-2 in Chapter 8, Troubleshooting.

When the prompt appears on the system console, the system is in User Exec mode:

  1. Enter the enable command to access the Privileged Exec mode:

In Privileged Exec mode you can begin to configure the system. See the ERX System Basics Configuration Guide, Chapter 2, Command Line Interface for more information.

Figure 6-1 ERX-1400 series power switches

Initialization Sequence

Each ERX line module is initialized independently. As a result, the CLI on the SRP module may become available before the line modules have completed initialization. Commands relating to a line module may fail if the module has not completed initialization. The show version command can be used to display line module status. Do not enter commands for a line module until its state is "online."

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