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Configuring an MX10016 Router

Before you begin connecting and configuring the router, set the following parameter values on the console server or PC:

  • Baud Rate—9600

  • Flow Control—None

  • Data—8

  • Parity—None

  • Stop Bits—1

  • DCD State—Disregard

You must perform the initial configuration of an MX10016 router through the console port by using the command-line interface (CLI).

To connect and configure the router from the console:

  1. Connect the console port (labeld CON) to a laptop or PC using the supplied RJ-45 cable and RJ-45 to DB-9 adapter. The console port is located on the Routing and Control Board of the router.
  2. Log in as root. A password is not required to log in as root. If the software boots before you connected to the console port, you might need to press the Enter key for the prompt to appear.
  3. Start the CLI.
  4. Enter configuration mode.
  5. Add a password to the root administration user account.
  6. (Optional) Configure the name of the router. If the name includes spaces, enclose the name in quotation marks (“ ”).
  7. Configure the default gateway.
  8. Configure the IP address and prefix length for the router management interface.
    CAUTION:

    Although the CLI permits you to configure two management Ethernet interfaces within the same subnet, only one interface is usable and supported.

    Note:

    The management ports em0 (MGMT for RJ-45 connections), and em1 (also labeled MGMT for fiber connections) are located on the Routing and Control Boards of an MX10016.

  9. (Optional) Configure the static routes to remote prefixes with access to the management port.
  10. Enable Telnet service.
    Note:

    When Telnet is enabled, you cannot log in to an MX10016 through Telnet using root credentials. Root login is allowed only for SSH access.

  11. Commit the configuration to activate it on the router.