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Connecting the SRX380 to External Devices

You can manage the SRX380 by using the management port for out-of-band management or through the console ports.

Connecting an SRX380 to a Network for Out-of-Band Management

You can monitor and manage the SRX380 by using a dedicated management channel. The SRX380 has a management port to which you can connect an Ethernet cable with an RJ-45 connector. Use the management port to connect the device to a network for out-of-band management. Figure 1 shows how to connect a device for out-of-band management.

Figure 1: Connecting a Device to a Network for Out-of-Band ManagementConnecting a Device to a Network for Out-of-Band Management

To connect the SRX380 to a network for out-of-band management (see Figure 2):

  1. Connect one end of the Ethernet cable to the management port (labeled MGMT) on the device.
  2. Connect the other end of the Ethernet cable to the management device.
    Figure 2: Connecting the SRX380 to a Management DeviceConnecting the SRX380 to a Management Device
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    Management port
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    RJ-45 cable connecting to the Ethernet port on the laptop
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    RJ-45 cable connecting to the MGMT port on SRX380
     

Connecting an SRX380 to a Management Console by Using an RJ-45 Connector

The SRX380 has an RJ-45 console port. Use the console port to connect the device to a management console or to a console server.

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 SRX380, 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 adapter. You must provide the USB to DB-9 adapter.

To connect the SRX380 to a management console:

  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 or management console.

Connecting an SRX380 to a Management Console by Using the Mini-USB Type-B Console Port

Before you begin connecting the device by using the Mini-USB Type-B console port:

  • Ensure that you have the following parts and tools available:

    • One Mini-USB cable with Standard-A and Mini-USB Type-B (5-pin) connectors (not provided)

  • Ensure that the USB to Serial driver is installed on the host machine.

  • Ensure that the HyperTerminal properties of the console server or laptop are set as follows:

    • Baud rate—9600

    • Flow control—None

    • Data—8

    • Parity—None

    • Stop bits—1

    • DCD state—Disregard

You can configure and manage the SRX380 by using the RJ-45 console port or the Mini-USB Type-B console port. Only one console port is active at a time.

If your laptop or PC does not have a DB-9 plug connector pin or RJ-45 connector pin, you can connect your laptop or PC directly to the device by using a Mini-USB cable that has a Standard-A USB connector on one end and a Mini-USB Type-B (5-pin) connector on the other end.

To connect the device to the console by using the Mini-USB Type-B console port:

  1. Connect the host machine to the device using the active console port, which is the RJ-45 console port by default.
  2. Set the Mini-USB Type-B console port as the active console port by using the port-type command.

    By default, the RJ-45 port is set as an active console port and the Mini-USB Type-B port is the passive console port.

  3. Reboot the device.
  4. Connect the Standard-A connector of the Mini-USB cable to the host machine (PC or laptop).
  5. Connect the Mini-USB Type-B (5-pin) connector of the Mini-USB cable to the Mini-USB Type-B console port (labeled CON) on the device.

After the connection is established, the Mini-USB Type-B console port becomes the active console port. The host machine connected to the Mini-USB Type-B console port displays log messages and enables you to control the device functionality through it.