NFX250 Network Services Platform Quick Start

NFX250 Network Services Platform Quick Start
See the complete NFX250 Network Services Platform
documentation at
To mount and connect power to the Juniper Networks®
NFX250 Network Services Platform, and perform initial
configuration, you need:
z Electrostatic discharge (ESD) grounding strap (not
z One pair of front-mounting rails (provided)
z Twelve screws to secure the mounting rails and
mounting blades to the chassis (provided)
z Eight screws to secure the chassis and mounting-blades
to the rack (not provided)
z Screwdriver appropriate for your rack mounting screws (not provided)
z An AC power cord with plugs appropriate for your geographical location (not provided)
z RJ-45 cable and RJ-45 to DB-9 serial port adapter (provided)
z Management host, such as a PC or laptop, with a serial port (not provided)
z (Optional) A grounding cable (minimum 14 AWG (2 mm²), minimum 90°C wire), a
grounding lug (Panduit LCC10-14BWL or equivalent), a pair of 10-32x.25-in. screws,
and a pair of flat washers (not provided). Fro information about installing the grounding
cable, see the NFX250 documentation at
You can mount an NFX250 device on two posts of a 19-in. rack by using the mounting
brackets provided with the device. The device weighs approximately 9.4 lb (4.3 kg). Two
persons are required for mounting the device.
1. Attach the ESD grounding strap to your bare wrist and to a site ESD point.
NOTE: If you are mounting multiple units in the rack, mount the heaviest unit at the
bottom and mount the others from bottom to top in order of decreasing weight.
2. Place the rack in its permanent location, allowing adequate clearance for airflow and
maintenance, and secure it to the building structure.
3. Align the mounting brackets along the front or rear of the side panels of the chassis—
depending on whether you will front-mount or rear-mount the device—and attach the
mounting brackets to the chassis by using the mounting screws. Tighten the screws.
4. Have one person grasp both sides of the device, lift the device, and position it in the
rack, aligning the mounting bracket holes with the threaded holes in the rack rail.
Align the bottom hole in each mounting bracket with a hole in each rack rail, making
sure that the chassis is level.
5. Have the second person use the mounting screws (and cage nuts and washers if
your rack requires them) to screw the mounting bracket to the rack
Part 1: Mount the Device
Part 2: Connect Power to the Device
1. Attach a grounding cable to earth ground and then attach it to the chassis grounding
NOTE: We recommend grounding for AC-powered systems. An AC-powered device gets
additional grounding when you connect the power supply in the device to a grounded AC
power outlet by using the power cord. The NFX250 device uses a fixed, internal AC
power supply.
2. Set the power switch to the off (O) position.
3. Insert the power cord plug into the power source outlet.
4. Insert the power cord coupler firmly into the inlet.
5. Set the power switch to the on (|) position.
6. Verify that the power LED is lit green and on steadily.
Part 3: Perform Initial Configuration
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
root@jdm# commit
Safety Warnings Summary
This is a summary of safety warnings. For a complete list of warnings, including
translations, see the NFX250 documentation at .
WARNING: Failure to observe these safety warnings can result in personal injury
or death.
z Permit only trained and qualified personnel to install or replace device components.
z Perform only the procedures described in this quick start and the NFX250
documentation. Other services must be performed only by authorized service
z Before installing the device, read the planning instructions in the NFX250
documentation to make sure that the site meets power, environmental, and clearance
requirements for the device.
z Before connecting the device to a power source, read the installation instructions in the
NFX250 documentation.
z The NFX250 device weighs approximately 9.4 lb (4.3 kg). Manually installing the
device in a rack at a height above 60 in. (152.4 cm) requires two persons; one to lift the
device and the second to install the mounting screws. To prevent injury while lifting,
keep your back straight and lift with your legs, not your back.
z If the rack has stabilizing devices, install them in the rack before mounting or servicing
the device in the rack.
z Before installing or after removing an electrical component, always place it
component-side up on an antistatic mat placed on a flat, stable surface or in an
antistatic bag.
z Do not work on the device or connect or disconnect cables during electrical storms.
z Before working on equipment that is connected to power lines, remove jewelry,
including rings, necklaces, and watches. Metal objects heat up when connected to
power and ground and can cause serious burns or become welded to the terminals.
Power Cable Warning (Japanese)
The attached power cable is only for this product. Do not use this cable for another
Baud Rate—9600
Flow Control—None
z Data—8
z Parity—None
z Stop Bits—1
z DCD State—Disregard
To configure the device from the console:
1. Connect the console port to a laptop or PC using the provided RJ-45 cable and RJ-45
to DB-9 serial port adapter. The console (CON) port is located on the management
panel of the device. The Juniper Device Manager (JDM) CLI prompt appears.
NOTE: If the boot process is completed before you connected to the console port, you
might need to press the Enter key for the prompt to appear. For more information on
JDM, see the JDM documentation at
2. Log in as the root user. There is no password.
login: root
3. Start the CLI:
root@jdm% cli
4. Enter configuration mode:
root@jdm> configure
5. Specify a password for the root administration user account:
root@jdm# set system root-authentication plain-text-password
New password: password
Retype new password: password
6. (Optional) Configure the name of the device. If the name includes spaces, enclose
the name in quotation marks (“ ”):
root@jdm# set system host-name host-name
7. Configure the default gateway:
root@jdm# set route destination next-hop address
8. Configure the IP address and prefix length for the device management interface:
root@jdm# set interfaces eth0 unit 0 family inet address
NOTE: The management port, eth0, is located on the front panel of the NFX250 device.
9. Enable Telnet service. By default, Telnet is not enabled and SSH is enabled:
root@jdm# set system services telnet
10. Commit the configuration to activate it on the device:
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