Connecting a Console to the JCS 1200 Routing Engines
To access the Routing Engines from a console, you must use the serial port breakout cable provided with the chassis to connect the JCS 1200 platform. The breakout cable provides a direct serial interface to each Routing Engine in the JCS 1200 platform and contains 14 RJ-45 serial cable connectors (see Figure 1).
Figure 1: JCS 1200 Serial Port Breakout Cable
Note: Only 12 of the 14 RJ-45 serial cable connectors are used to connect the console to the Routing Engines. Connectors 13 and 14 are reserved for future use.
To connect the console:
- Attach an electrostatic discharge (ESD) grounding strap to your bare wrist and connect the strap to one of the ESD points on the chassis.
- Connect the serial connector on the cable to the serial port connector on the alarm panel module of the JCS 1200 platform.
- Connect the each of the RJ-45 connectors on the
cable to your console.
Note: Some consoles require that you use an CPU adapter. If needed, connect a CPU adapter to each of the 12 RJ-45 connectors on the breakout cable. Then connect each CPU adapter to your console. For information about the CPU adapter pinouts, see Pinouts for the RJ-45 Adapters.