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Connect the PTX10016 to External Devices

You can manage the PTX10016 router by using the two management ports on the Routing and Control board (RCB) for out-band management or through the console port on the RCB. To connect a PTX10016 router to external management devices, read the following sections:

Connect a PTX10016 Router to a Network for Out-of-Band Management

Ensure that you have an appropriate cable available. See Management Port Connector Pinouts for the PTX10016 Router.

You can monitor and manage a PTX10016 router using a dedicated management channel. Each PTX10016 Routing and Control Board (RCB) has two management ports: a 10/100/1000BASE-T RJ-45 port for copper connections and a 1-Gigabit Ethernet SFP port for fiber connections. Use the management ports to connect the RCB to a network for out-of-band management.

Note:

You cannot use the management ports to perform the initial configuration of the PTX10016. You must configure the management ports before you can successfully connect to the PTX10016 using these ports. See Perform the Initial Configuration for the PTX10016 Router.

To connect a PTX10016 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 one of the RCBs
  2. Connect the other end of the cable to the management router.
Figure 1: Connect a PTX10016 to a Network for Out-of-Band ManagementConnect a PTX10016 to a Network for Out-of-Band Management

Connect a PTX10016 Router 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 device.

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 PTX10016 RCB, use a combination of the RJ-45 cable and RJ-45 to DB-9 adapter supplied with the device and a USB to DB-9 plug adapter. You must provide the USB to DB-9 plug adapter.

PTX100016 Routing and Control Boards (RCBs) have console ports with RJ-45 connectors. Use the console port to connect the device to a management console or to a console server.

To connect the PTX10016 RCB to a management console (see Figure 2 and 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 into the console server (see Figure 2) or management console (see Figure 3).
Figure 2: Connect the PTX10016 Router to a Management Console Through a Console ServerConnect the PTX10016 Router to a Management Console Through a Console Server
Figure 3: Connect the RCB Console Port Directly to a Management ConsoleConnect the RCB Console Port Directly to a Management Console