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Connecting the PTX1000 to External Devices

Connecting the PTX1000 to a Management Ethernet Device

You can monitor and manage the PTX1000 by using a dedicated management channel. The PTX1000 has two management ports—a 10/100/1000BASE-T RJ-45 port for copper connections and a Gigabit Ethernet SFP port for fiber-optic connections. Use the management ports to connect the PTX1000 to a network for out-of-band management.

Note:

You cannot use the management ports to perform the initial configuration of the PTX1000. You must configure the management ports through the console connection before you can successfully connect to the PTX1000 by using these ports. See Performing the Initial Software Configuration for the PTX1000.

To connect a PTX1000 to a network for out-of-band management (see Figure 1):

  1. Connect one end of the cable to one of the two management ports—labeled MGMT—on the PTX1000.
  2. Connect the other end of the cable to the management network device.
Figure 1: Connecting a PTX1000 to a Network for Out-of-Band ManagementConnecting a PTX1000 to a Network for Out-of-Band Management

Connecting the PTX1000 to a Management Console

Ensure that you have an RJ-45 to DB-9 rollover cable available. An RJ-45 cable with an RJ-45 to DB-9 adapter is provided with the PTX1000.

Note:

If your laptop or PC does not have a DB-9 plug connector pin and you want to connect your laptop or PC directly to the PTX1000, use a combination of the RJ-45 cable and RJ-45 to DB-9 adapter supplied with the router and a USB to DB-9 plug adapter. You must provide the USB to DB-9 plug adapter.

The PTX1000 has a console port with an RJ-45 connector. Use the console port to connect the router directly to a management console, such as a laptop, or to a console server.

To connect the PTX1000 to a management console (see Figure 2 or Figure 3):

  1. Connect one end of the Ethernet cable to the console port (labeled CON).
  2. Connect the other end of the Ethernet cable directly to a management console or console server.
Figure 2: Connecting the PTX1000 Directly to a Management ConsoleConnecting the PTX1000 Directly to a Management Console
Figure 3: Connecting the PTX1000 to a Management Console Through a Console ServerConnecting the PTX1000 to a Management Console Through a Console Server