I'm recently having issues conencting to one of my mx480 routers (Junos: 15.1F6-S2.3) routing engine console port.
Trying xxxxx...Connected to xxxxx.Escape character is '^]'.
We've swapped the console cables from RE 1 to RE 0 to rule out any issues of cabling and / or configuration.
I''ve tested also with a direct console connection from my laptop into RE 0 but I still get no output.
No changes were made on the device in order to restrict or tamper with the console
access and I'm wondering if I need to enable or restart a process in order to regain console access.
Has anyone else come across this issue ?
At the console terminal widow, type CTRL Z or CTRL X and try again.
Hope you're setting the right serial port values:
BTW, are you able too ssh? if yes, check the message logs and try to console, look out for abonrmal log?
If possible, could you restart mdg process (restart management) and try console?
We did set the console values correctly. As mentioed previously we swapped the consoles between the
REs and we could reach RE1 without issues, moreover we did manage to connect to RE1 also without issues using a laptop and acable.
I think I'll go by your recomandation of restarting mgd process though
(CTRL-X/CTRL-Z did not make a difference btw) and will report back.
PS: SSH is also working fine, no issues there.
Confirm that the console port is not disabled under
system ports console
Console is not disabled and it's not even defined under system .
My question though is if I restart the MGD process then will this affect in any way the forwarding plane ?
Since my issue is reaching via console, RE 0 which is Master right now do I need to
do a RE switchover and then execute the command so as not to potentally affect the forwarding plane ?
Would suggest restart mgd before RE switch.
If restart the MGT or reboot RE and verify any session logs. And also try with Secure CRT or Putty with diffrent version of settings.
If I restart the MGD process will it affect the forwarding plane ?
Yes we can restart the MGD without distrub the forwarding plane traffic.
Its been a while, you still haven't restart MGD??Prior restarting mgd, try "commit full | display detail" once and then try to console.BTW, I'd ask this previously, could you monitor the messages log (/var/log/messages) & look out for abonrmal log when you attempt to console the master RE.1. commit full | display detail. Once commit is completed, check for console.
2. restart management. Once MGD is restarted, wait for 30~40 secs and check for console.
3. schdule a M/w for RE switch if step1 & 2 doesn't help. Prior switch, check following on RE to ensure RE is ready for switch:>show task replication>show database-replication summary>request chassis routing-engine master switch check>show system switchover (on backup RE)>request chassis routing-engine master switch (on master RE)
Sorry for the late reply but it takes time to perform an action on this particular router 🙂
Restarting the mgd process did not yield any results and console was still unavailabe.
So I switched the mastership and rebooted RE0 which brought back the console line.
Connected to aa.bb.cc.ddEscape character is '^]'.
FreeBSD/i386 (xxxx_RE0) (ttyu0)
Model RE-S-2000 Serial ID xxxxxxxxxxx Start time 2018-04-05 04:45:38 CEST Uptime 6 days, 4 hours, 57 minutes, 46 seconds Last reboot reason Router rebooted after a normal shutdown.
Thank you all for your input,
Please follow below KB to restart mgd process.
How to restart the MGD process