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Connecting a QFX3100 Director Device to a Network for Out-of-Band Management

Ensure that you have an RJ-45 patch cable available.

Use the management port on your QFX3100 Director device to connect each Director device in your Director group to your out-of-band management network.


You cannot use the management port to perform the initial configuration of the QFX3100 Director device. You must configure the management port before you can successfully connect to the QFX3100 Director device using this port. See Performing the QFabric System Initial Setup on a QFX3100 Director Group.

To connect a QFX3100 Director device to a network for out-of-band management:

  1. Connect one end of the Ethernet cable to the management port (labeled MGMT on the Director device front panel).
  2. Connect the other end of the Ethernet cable to your management device or management network.
  3. Repeat these steps for the second Director device.