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Connect ACX5448, ACX5448-D, and ACX5448-M to External Devices

 

Connect an ACX5400 Router to a Management Console

The ACX5400 routers have a console port with an RJ-45 connector. Use the console port to connect the device to a management console or to a console server.

Ensure that you have an RJ-45 to DB-9 rollover cable available. An RJ-45 cable with an RJ-45 to DB-9 adapter is provided with the device.

Note

If your laptop or PC does not have a DB-9 pin contact and you want to connect your laptop or PC directly to the ACX5400 routers, use a combination of the RJ-45 cable and RJ-45 to DB-9 adapter supplied with the device and a USB to DB-9 plug adapter. You must provide the USB to DB-9 plug adapter.

To connect the ACX5400 router to a management console (see Figure 1 and Figure 2):

  1. Connect one end of the Ethernet cable to the console port (labeled CON).
  2. Connect the other end of the Ethernet cable into the console server (see Figure 1) or management console (see Figure 2).
Figure 1: Connecting the ACX5400 Router to a Management Console Through a Console Server
Connecting
the ACX5400 Router to a Management Console Through a Console Server
Figure 2: Connecting the ACX5400 Router Directly to a Management Console
Connecting the
ACX5400 Router Directly to a Management Console

Connect an ACX5400 Router to a Network for Out-of-Band Management

You can monitor and manage the ACX5400 router by using a dedicated management channel. ACX5400 routers have a minimum of two management ports: a 10/100/1000BASE-T RJ-45 port and a 1-Gbps SFP port. Some models have an additional 1-Gbps SFP port that can be used for either fiber or copper connections. Use the management ports to connect the ACX5400 router to a network for out-of-band management.

Caution

Do not configure the two management interfaces within the same subnet.

Note

You cannot use the management ports to perform the initial configuration of the ACX5400 router. You must configure the management ports before you can successfully connect to the ACX5400 router using these ports. See Perform Initial Software Configuration for the ACX5448, ACX5448-D, and ACX5448-M Routers.

Ensure that you have an appropriate cable available. See ACX5448, ACX5448-D, and ACX5448-M Network Cable and Transceiver Planning.

To connect an ACX5400 router to a network for out-of-band management (see Figure 3):

  1. Connect one end of the cable to one of the management ports (labeled MGMT on the ACX5400 router.
  2. Connect the other end of the cable to the management PC (see Figure 3).
Figure 3: Connect an ACX5400 Router to a Network for Out-of-Band Management
Connect an ACX5400
Router to a Network for Out-of-Band Management

Connect an ACX5400 Router to External Clocking and Timing Devices

The ACX5400 router has two SMB connector ports that support 1-PPS and 10-MHz timing devices.

Note

Ensure that you use a cable of 3 m or less in length for the 10-MHz and 1-PPS connectors.

To connect the SMB to BNC coaxial cable to the external clocking input port:

  1. Connect one end of the SMB to BNC coaxial cable to either the 1-PPS connector or the 10-MHz connector on the router.
  2. Connect the other end of the SMB to BNC coaxial cable to the 1-PPS or 10-MHz measurement equipment.Note

    Ensure that the 10-MHz or 1-PPS source network equipment contains low-voltage complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) or is compatible with low-voltage (3.3 V) transistor-transistor logic (TTL).