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Connecting the MX2020 Router to a Network for Out-of-Band Management

To connect the CB-RE to a network for out-of-band management, connect an Ethernet cable with RJ-45 connectors to the MGMT port on the CB-RE interface. To connect to the MGMT port on the CB-RE interface:

  1. Turn off the power to the management device.
  2. Plug one end of the Ethernet cable (Figure 2 shows the connector) into the MGMT port on the CB-RE interface. Figure 1 shows the port. Table 1 describes the Ethernet ports.
  3. Plug the other end of the cable into the network device.
Figure 1: Out-of-Band Management PortOut-of-Band Management Port
Figure 2: Out-of-Band Management Cable ConnectorOut-of-Band Management Cable Connector
Table 1: Out-of-Band Management Port on the MX2020 CB-RE

Function No.





Dedicated management channel for device maintenance. It is also used for system administrators to monitor and manage the MX2020 remotely.