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Connecting the Control Planes to an Offline Line-Card Chassis

 Note

The connections between the TXP-CIPs and the LCC-CBs are proprietary Ethernet connections. Do not attempt to connect these components through a switch or hub.

To connect the control planes (see Figure 1) between the TXP-CIP LCC CTRL PLANE ports on the SFC and LCC-CB SFC0 ports on the LCC:

  1. Attach an electrostatic discharge (ESD) grounding strap to your bare wrist, and connect the strap to one of the ESD points on the TX Matrix Plus chassis.
  2. Connect one end of a UTP Category 5 cable to the appropriate RJ-45 LCC CTRL PLANE port on the TXP-CIP in slot CIP0. The cable wiring is straight-through (not crossover).
  3. Connect one end of a UTP Category 5 cable to the appropriate RJ-45 LCC CTRL PLANE port on the TXP-CIP in slot CIP1.
  4. Detach the ESD grounding strap from the TX Matrix Plus router, and connect the strap to one of the ESD points on the LCC chassis.
  5. Connect the control cables from the LCC control plane ports on the CIPs in the TX Matrix Plus router to the LCC-CBs on the LCC.
    • From the LCC CTRL PLANE RJ-45 port on the TXP-CIP in slot CIP0 in the TX Matrix Plus router, connect the other end of the cable into the port labeled SFC0 on the LCC-CB in slot CB0 on the LCC.

    • From the LCC CTRL PLANE RJ-45 port on TXP-CIP in slot CIP1 in the TX Matrix Plus router, connect the other end of the cable to the port labeled SFC0 on the LCC-CB in slot CB1 on the LCC.

    Note

    The RJ-45 ports labeled SFC CTRL PLANE 0 through 3 on the TXP-CIP are reserved for future use.

  6. Arrange the cable appropriately. You can route the control plane cables into the optional LCC switching plane cable management system (see Figure 2). Loosen the soft band strap for each control plane cable, route the cable through the soft band strap, and fasten it. Route the cables upward toward the top of the chassis and through the soft band straps located to the left, and fasten them.
Figure 1: Connecting a TX Matrix Plus Control Plane Connector Interface Panel
Connecting a
TX Matrix Plus Control Plane Connector Interface Panel
Figure 2: Routing the Control Plane Cables into the LCC Rear Cable Management System (TXP-T1600 SIBs)
Routing
the Control Plane Cables into the LCC Rear Cable Management System
(TXP-T1600 SIBs)
Figure 3: Routing the Control Plane Cables into the LCC Rear Cable Management System (TXP-3D-SIBs)
Routing
the Control Plane Cables into the LCC Rear Cable Management System
(TXP-3D-SIBs)