Create the Initial Router Configuration
You must assign an IP address to the router management interface so that you can then connect the router to the network.
When you initially power up the router, it boots up and asks a series of questions to configure the router. To enable you to connect the router to the network, you can use the default choices for each configuration except for the IP address, which you must provide.
Be aware of the router's unique name to identify it among the devices in the network.
Before you begin
A console device must be connected with the router.
The router must be connected to a power source.
Determine the IP address and netmask needed for the Management interfaces:
Power up the router.
The LEDs on each power supply light up (green) when the power supply units are sending power to the router, and the software asks you to specify a password to use with the router.
When the system is booted up for the first time, a new username and a password is to be created. The following prompt appears:
Enter a new password to use for this router.
The software checks the security strength of your password and rejects your password if it is not considered to be a strong password. To increase the security strength of your password, make sure that it adheres to the following guidelines:
If you enter a strong password, the software asks you to confirm the password.
Reenter the password.
When you enter the same password, the software accepts the password .
Enter the IP address for the management interface.
Enter a network mask for the management interface.
The software asks if you need to edit the configuration. Enter no to not edit the configuration.
The software asks if you need to save the configuration. Enter yes to save the configuration.