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Configuring the SRX4600 Firewall

You must perform the initial configuration of the device through the console port.

Before you begin, set the following parameter values in the console server or the management host:

  • Baud rate—9600

  • Flow control—None

  • Data—8

  • Parity—None

  • Stop bits—1

  • DCD state—Disregard

To configure the device from the console:

  1. Connect the console port (CON), located on the front panel of the firewall to a laptop or PC by using the RJ-45 cable and RJ-45 to DB-9 serial port adapter.
  2. Log in as the root user. There is no password.
  3. Start the CLI:
  4. Enter configuration mode
  5. Set the root authentication password by entering either a cleartext password, an encrypted password, or an SSH public key string (DSA or RSA):
  6. Configure an administrator account on the device. When prompted, enter the password for the administrator account:
  7. Commit the configuration to activate it on the device.
  8. Log in as the administrative user you configured in Step 6.
  9. (Optional) Configure the name of the device. If the name includes spaces, enclose the name in quotation marks (“ ”):
  10. Configure the IP address and prefix length for the management interface on the device:
  11. Configure the default route:
  12. Check the configuration for validity:
  13. Commit the configuration to activate it on the device:
  14. When you have finished configuring the device, exit configuration mode: