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Connecting the Control Planes in an Operational Line-Card Chassis

 
Note

The RJ-45 ports labeled SFC1 through SFC3 on TXP-CIP are reserved for future use.

To connect the control planes (see Figure 1) between the TXP-CIP on the TX Matrix Plus Router and LCC-CBs on the line-card chassis (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 chassis.
  2. Plug one end of a UTP Category 5 cable into the RJ-45 LCC control plane port 0 on the TXP-CIP in slot CIP0 on the TX Matrix Plus router. The cable wiring is straight-through (not crossover).
  3. Plug the other end of the cable into the port labeled SFC0 on the LCC-CB in slot CB0 on the LCC. Arrange the cable appropriately.
  4. Plug one end of a UTP Category 5 cable into the RJ-45 LCC control plane port 0 on the TXP-CIP in slot CIP1 on the TX Matrix Plus router.
  5. Plug the other end of the cable into the port labeled SFC0 on the LCC-CB in slot CB1 on the LCC. Arrange the cable appropriately.
  6. Verify that the LINK LED on both LCC-CBs in the LCC are lit green.
Figure 1: Connecting a TX Matrix Plus Control Plane
Connecting a TX Matrix Plus Control Plane
Figure 2: LCC-CB LEDs on the LCC
LCC-CB LEDs on the LCC