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Connect ACX7024 to External Devices

Connect an ACX7024 Router to a Management Console

Ensure that you have an RJ-45 to DB-9 rollover cable available.

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 ACX7024 router, use a combination of the RJ-45 cable and RJ-45 to DB-9 adapter and a USB to DB-9 plug adapter.

Each ACX7024 router has 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.

To connect the ACX7024 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: Connect the ACX7024 Router to a Management Console through a Console Server Connect the ACX7024 Router to a Management Console through a Console Server
Figure 2: Connect the ACX7024 Router Directly to a Management Console Connect the ACX7024 Router Directly to a Management Console

Connect an ACX7024 Router to a Network for Out-of-Band Management

Ensure that you have an appropriate cable available. See ACX7024 Network Cable and Transceiver Planning.

You can monitor and manage the ACX7024 router by using a dedicated management channel. Use the management ports to connect the ACX7024 router to a network for out-of-band management.

Note:

You cannot use the management ports to perform the initial configuration of the ACX7024 router. You must configure the management ports before you can successfully connect to the ACX7024 router using these ports. See Perform Initial Software Configuration for the ACX7024 Routers.

To connect an ACX7024 router to a network for out-of-band management (see Figure 3):

  1. Connect one end of the cable to the management port labeled MGMT on the ACX7024 router.
  2. Connect the other end of the cable to the management PC (see Figure 3).
Figure 3: Connect an ACX7024 Router to a Network for Out-of-Band Management Connect an ACX7024 Router to a Network for Out-of-Band Management

Connect an ACX7024 Router to External Clocking and Timing Devices

Each ACX7024 router has four SubMiniature B (SMB) connector ports that support 1 pulse per second (1-PPS) and 10 -megahertz (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 a low-voltage complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) or is compatible with low-voltage (3.3 V) transistor-transistor logic (TTL).