Cabling the system requires the following main tasks:
Note: We recommend that you use shielded cables where appropriate.
See System Specifications for more information about system specifications.
Before powering up the system, you must set up a management console. The console enables you to communicate with your system during the power-up process and to manage your system using the command-line interface (CLI).
When connecting a console directly to the system, use a cable appropriate for your terminal connector. The cable must have a female DB-9 connector to attach to the RS-232 port on the system.
The management section of the system has three ports for management access (see Figure 7 and Figure 9):
The management port is considered a data terminal equipment (DTE) interface. Direct connection to a terminal or PC (which also has DTE interfaces) requires a crossover cable.
See Setting the Initial Configuration for more information about management access.
To connect the system to the network:
When you connect a console directly to the system, use a cable appropriate for your terminal connector. The cable must have a female DB-9 connector to attach to the RS-232 port on the system.
To connect the console:
Port ETH0 and ETH1 on the C2000 model and the C4000 model accept RJ-45 10/100/1000Base-T Ethernet (copper) interfaces. Port ETH2 and port ETH3 on the C2000 model and the C4000 model accept SFPs.
After you have correctly cabled the system, you can then attach the power cord. See Figure 8 and Figure 10. See System Specifications for the power requirements for the system.
To cable the system for power:
Note: To provide redundancy, do not terminate Power A and Power B leads at the same power source.
Figure 7: C2000, Front View
Figure 8: C2000, Rear View
Figure 9: C4000, Front View
Figure 10: C4000, Rear View