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Control Planes Cables for a Routing Matrix with TX Matrix Plus Routers


Managing the routing matrix requires connections from the TXP-CBs to external management devices.


If your TX Matrix Plus router contains two host subsystems, we recommend that you connect each TXP-CB to a system console.

Ethernet Management Cables

The UTP Category 5 cables, which use “straight through” wiring and RJ-45 connectors on each end, are used for controlling the routers and for management of the routing matrix. Controlling the routers requires connections from the two TXP-CIPs in the TX Matrix Plus router to the LCC-CBs in the routers.

These cables can be up to 100 m long.

Serial Cables

For configuration and management of the routing matrix, RS-232 (EIA-232) serial cables with RJ-45 connectors connect to the CONSOLE port and AUX port on a TXP-CB. The CONSOLE port connects to a system console. The AUX port connects to a laptop computer modem, or other auxiliary device.

One cable is provided with the TX Matrix Plus router. To connect one device to the CONSOLE port and another device to the AUX port, you must supply another cable.