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Performing the Initial Software Configuration for the QFX5210

Before you begin connecting and configuring a QFX5210, set the following parameter values on the console server or PC:

  • Baud Rate—9600

  • Flow Control—None

  • Data—8

  • Parity—None

  • Stop Bits—1

  • DCD State—Disregard

You must perform the initial configuration of the QFX5210 through the console port using the command-line interface (CLI) or through Zero Touch Provisioning (ZTP). In order to use ZTP to provision the device, you must have 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. For more information about using ZTP for provisioning the device, see Understanding Zero Touch Provisioning.

To connect and configure the switch from the console:

  1. Connect the console port to a laptop or PC using the supplied RJ-45 cable and RJ-45 to DB-9 adapter. The console (CON) port is located on the management panel of the switch.
  2. Log in as root. There is no password. If the software booted 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 switch. 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 switch management interface.
    Note:

    The management port em0 (C0) is found on the FRU end of the QFX5210 switch.

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

    When Telnet is enabled, you cannot log in to a QFX5210 switch through Telnet using root credentials. Root login is allowed only for SSH access.

  11. Enable SSH service for root login.
  12. Commit the configuration to activate it on the switch.