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Connecting the PTX10002-60C to External Devices

Connecting the PTX10002-60C to a Management Ethernet Device

Ensure that you have an appropriate cable available. See PTX10002-60C Management Cable Specifications and Pinouts.

You can monitor and manage the PTX10002-60C by using a dedicated management channel. The PTX10002-60C 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 PTX10002-60C to a network for out-of-band management.

Note:

You cannot use the management ports to perform the initial configuration of the PTX10002-60C. You must configure the management ports through the console connection before you can successfully connect to the PTX10002-60C by using these ports. See Performing the Initial Software Configuration for the PTX10002-60C.

To connect a PTX10002-60C 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 PTX10002-60C.
  2. Connect the other end of the cable to the management network device.
Figure 1: Connecting a PTX10002-60C to a Network for Out-of-Band ManagementConnecting a PTX10002-60C to a Network for Out-of-Band Management

Connecting the PTX10002-60C 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 PTX10002-60C.

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 PTX10002-60C, use a combination of the RJ-45 cable and RJ-45 to DB-9 adapter (provided) and a USB to DB-9 plug adapter (not provided).

The PTX10002-60C 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 PTX10002-60C 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 PTX10002-60C Directly to a Management ConsoleConnecting the PTX10002-60C Directly to a Management Console
Figure 3: Connecting the PTX10002-60C to a Management Console Through a Console ServerConnecting the PTX10002-60C to a Management Console Through a Console Server