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    Connecting the JCS1200 Platform to a TX Matrix Plus Core Router

    Figure 1 shows the location of the switch modules on the JCS1200 platform.

    Figure 1: Location of Switch Modules on the JCS1200 Platform

    Location of Switch
Modules on the JCS1200 Platform

    To connect the JCS1200 platform to the CIPs on the TX Matrix Plus router (see Figure 2):

    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 an ETH adapter into the top RJ-45 port (labeled 1) of switch module 1 on the JCS1200 platform.
    3. Connect one end of a UTP Category 5 cable to the ETH adapter.
    4. Plug the other end of the cable into the port labeled 17 on CIP 0. Dress the cable appropriately.
    5. If you installed a redundant switch module into switch module bay 2:
      1. Plug an ETH adapter into the top RJ-45 port (labeled 1) of switch module 2 on the JCS1200 platform.
      2. Connect one end of a UTP Category 5 cable to the ETH adapter.
      3. Plug the other end of the cable into the port labeled 17 on CIP 1. Dress the cable appropriately.

      Figure 2: Connecting the JCS1200 Platform to a TX Matrix Plus Router

      Connecting the JCS1200 Platform
to a TX Matrix Plus Router
    6. Repeat 2 through 5 to connect up to two additional TX Matrix Plus routers to RJ-45 ports labeled 2 and 3 on the JCS1200 switch module.

    Note: A switch module has six external 1000Base-T Ethernet ports for 10/100/1000 Mbps connections to external Ethernet devices, such as backbones, end stations, and servers. These ports are identified as EXT1, EXT2, EXT3, EXT4, EXT5, and EXT6 in the switch configuration menus and are labeled 1 through 6 (from top to bottom) on the JCS1200 switch module.

    Note: The connections between the switch modules and the CIPs are proprietary Ethernet connections. Do not attempt to connect these components through a switch or hub.

    Published: 2013-01-30