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Performing the Initial Software Configuration for the PTX1000

Before you begin connecting and configuring a PTX1000, set the following parameter values on the management console or console server:

  • Baud Rate—9600

  • Flow Control—None

  • Data—8

  • Parity—None

  • Stop Bits—1

  • DCD State—Disregard

You must perform the initial configuration of the PTX1000 through the console port by using the Junos OS command-line interface (CLI).

To connect and configure the PTX1000 from the console:

  1. Connect the console port to a laptop or PC by using the supplied RJ-45 cable and RJ-45 to DB-9 adapter. The console port (labeled CON) is located on the management panel of the PTX1000 (see Connecting the PTX1000 to a Management Console for more information).
  2. Log in as root. There is no password. 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 PTX1000. 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 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 at a time.

    Note:

    The RJ-45 management port em0 and SFP management port em1 are both labeled MGMT.

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

    When Telnet is enabled, you cannot log in to a PTX1000 through Telnet by using root credentials. Root login is allowed only for SSH access.

  11. Commit the configuration to activate it on the PTX1000.