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Performing the Initial Software Configuration for the PTX10002-60C

Before you begin connecting and configuring a PTX10002-60C, 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 can provision the PTX10002-60C modular switch through the console port using the command-line interface (CLI) or through Zero Touch Provisioning (ZTP). To provision the PTX10002-60C using ZTP, you’ll need access to a Dynamic Host Control Protocol (DHCP) server and a File Transfer Protocol (anonymous FTP), Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP), or Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP) server on which the software image and configuration files are stored.

To connect and configure the PTX10002-60C using the command-line interface (CLI):

  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 PTX10002-60C (see Connecting the PTX10002-60C 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 PTX10002-60C. 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.

    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.


    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.

    When Telnet is enabled, you cannot log in to a PTX10002-60C through Telnet by using root credentials. Root login is allowed only for SSH access.

  11. Commit the configuration to activate it on the PTX10002-60C.