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Replacing a TX Matrix Console or Auxiliary Cable

 

The CONSOLE port and AUXILIARY on the TX-CIPaccept an RS-232 (EIA-232) serial cable with DB-9 connectors. For cable specifications, see DB-9 Connector Pinouts for the TX Matrix Management AUXILIARY and CONSOLE Ports.

Figure 1: Serial Port Connector
Serial Port Connector
  1. Removing a TX Matrix Console or Auxiliary Cable

  2. Installing a TX Matrix Console or Auxiliary Cable

Removing a TX Matrix Console or Auxiliary Cable

To connect to a management console or auxiliary device:

  1. Attach an electrostatic discharge (ESD) grounding strap to your bare wrist, and connect the strap to one of the ESD points on the chassis.
  2. Turn off the power to the console or auxiliary device.
  3. Unscrew the screws that secure the DB-9 cable connector to the port, using a 2.5-mm flat-blade screwdriver.
  4. Pull the cable connector straight out of the port.
  5. Disconnect the cable from the console or auxiliary device.

Installing a TX Matrix Console or Auxiliary Cable

To connect to a management console or auxiliary device:

  1. Attach an electrostatic discharge (ESD) grounding strap to your bare wrist, and connect the strap to one of the ESD points on the chassis.
  2. Plug the female end of the replacement serial cable into the appropriate CONSOLE or AUXILIARY port. Figure 2 shows the external device ports on the TX-CIP. The port labeled HOST on the TX-CIP in slot CIP0 connects to the Routing Engine in the upper Routing Engine slot (RE0), and the port labeled HOST on the TX-CIP in slot CIP1 connects to the Routing Engine in the lower Routing Engine slot (RE1).Note

    For console devices, configure the serial port to the following values:

    • Baud rate—9600

    • Parity—N

    • Data bits—8

    • Stop bits—1

    • Flow control—none

  3. Tighten the screws on the connector, using a 2.5-mm flat-blade screwdriver.
  4. Power on the auxiliary or console device.
Figure 2: TX Matrix Console and Auxiliary Ports on the TX-CIP
TX Matrix Console
and Auxiliary Ports on the TX-CIP