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9. MX Network Deployment > MX Configuration

MX Configuration

With this list of key elements, security ideas, and routing requirements in hand, it was time to create the initial configuration for the first MX. This initial configuration would be used as the template for the other backbone MXs. The non-backbone (RTR_5) MX would also inherit most of the configuration.

Management Configuration

The configuration is broken into multiple parts, each described separately so you can absorb it more easily. The first part is the definition of the out-of-band management network. Each MX is connected to an in-house management network that uses private addressing (192.168.0.0/16). The network operations center, the administrative staff, and the management servers are all found on this network. There are two components to configure for this network—the first is the addressing for the fxp0 ports, and the second is the static route for sending traffic to the management network:


  

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