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Connect an ACX7509 Router to External Devices

SUMMARY You configure and manage the ACX7509 router using a dedicated management channel. The Routing and Control Board (RCB) in the ACX7509 router has a console port that you connect to using an Ethernet cable with an RJ-45 connector.

Connect an ACX7509 Router to a Management Console

Use the console port to connect the router to the console server or management console. The console port accepts a cable that has an RJ-45 connector.

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 plug connector pin and you want to connect your laptop or PC directly to the RCB, use a combination of the RJ-45 cable and RJ-45 to DB-9 adapter (provided) and a USB to DB-9 plug adapter (not provided).

To connect the ACX7509 router to a management console:

  1. Connect one end of the Ethernet cable to the CON port on the RCB of the router.
  2. Connect the other end of the Ethernet cable to the console server (see Figure 1) or management console (see Figure 2).
    Figure 1: Connecting the ACX7509 Router to a Management Console Through a Console Server Connecting the ACX7509 Router to a Management Console Through a Console Server
    Figure 2: Connecting the ACX7509 Router Directly to a Management Console Connecting the ACX7509 Router Directly to a Management Console

Connect an ACX7509 Router to a Network for Out-of-Band Management

You can monitor and manage the ACX7509 router by using a dedicated management channel. The Routing and Control Board (RCB) has a management port to which you can connect an Ethernet cable with an RJ-45 connector. Use the management port to connect the ACX7509 router to a network for out-of-band management.

Ensure that you have an appropriate cable available. See ACX7509 Transceiver Support and Network Cable Planning.

To connect the router to a network for out-of-band management:

  1. Connect one end of the Ethernet cable to the MGMT port on the RCB.
  2. Connect the other end of the Ethernet cable to the management device.
    Figure 3: Connect an ACX7509 Router to a Network for Out-of-Band Management Connect an ACX7509 Router to a Network for Out-of-Band Management

Connect an ACX7509 Router to External Clocking and Timing Devices

The RCB has four DIN connector ports that support 1-PPS and 10-MHz Input and Output connectors.

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 DIN-to-BNC coaxial cable to the external clocking input port:

  1. Connect one end of the DIN-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 DIN-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).