What You`ve Got What Else You`ll Need Factory Defaults Connect

What You’ve Got
Check the contents of the carton containing the DSX.
This is what you should have:
• DSX unit
• Rack mount kit (depending upon the DSX model)
• 1 or 2 power cords (depending on the DSX model)
• RJ-45 adapter (for loopback testing of console ports)
• CD-ROM and warranty card
1
6
4
3
2
5
If any piece is missing or damaged, contact your Raritan sales representative
1
Power on/off switch
3
Modem
5
What Else You’ll Need
2
Power connectors
4
Terminal port
6 Console ports
In addition to the equipment in the carton, you will need:
• 1 crossover Ethernet cable to configure the DSX through a browser-based
interface, or
• 1 null modem cable to configure the DSX through a command line interface,
and
• Enough cables to connect your managed devices to the DSX. Refer to the
Raritan Price book for the types of cables needed for each type of device
you intend to connect.
Factory Defaults
The DSX unit is shipped from the factory with the following default settings built
in:
Setting
IP address
Subnet mask
Gateway
Username
Password
Unit name
Default
192.168.0.192
255.255.255.0
192.168.0.192
admin (all lowercase)
raritan (all lowercase)
DominionSX
Connect the Target Devices
The DSX comes in a variety of models. The model shown above contains two
power outlets, one LAN interface, and 32 console ports. Your model may differ,
but this will not affect the following installation instructions.
1. Install the DSX in your chosen location. Rack mounting is recommended but
not required.
2. Connect the power cord to the power connector on the DSX and to an
external power source. If your unit has two power connectors, you can
connect the second power connector to a backup power source.
3. Flip the power switch to turn the DSX unit on. The unit performs a hardware
and firmware self test. The software boot sequence starts and is complete
when the light goes on and remains on.
4. Connect your target servers or other serially managed devices to the
console ports on the DSX.
LAN interface
a. Connect one end of a standard Cat5 Ethernet cable to one of the console ports on the DSX.
b. Connect the other end to a Raritan Nulling Serial Adapter (p/n ASCSDB9F, ASCSDB9M,
ASCSDB25F, ASCSDB25M) as appropriate.
c. Connect the adapter to the console port on the target device
Important Note: Many Cisco and Sun devices have console ports with non-standard RJ-45 connections.
Most can be connected to the DSX with a “serial rollover cable.” This is NOT a standard Ethernet cable
or crossover Ethernet cable. If you have misplaced the rollover cable that came with your Cisco or Sun
device, you can purchase one from Raritan (Part Number CRLVR-15 or CRLVR-1).
Configure the DSX Using a Browser
You can configure the DSX using a Web browser or a command line interface
(CLI). If you prefer a CLI, skip this section and proceed directly to the next
section.
1. Connect a computer to the LAN interface on the DSX using a crossover
Ethernet cable. If your DSX has two LAN interfaces, use LAN1.
2. Make sure the computer has a route to the DSX’s default IP address
(192.168.0.192). Open a console window and enter the route print
command. If the default IP address is NOT on the Active Routes list, do
the following:
a. On a Windows machine, type ipconfig and note your IP address. Then
type: route add 192.168.0.192 <installation computer IP address>
b. On a Unix or Linux machine, type ifconfig and note your IP address.
Then type:
route add 192.168.0.192 <installation computer IP address> -interface
c. Type: ping 192.168.0.192 This should produce a reply. If it does not,
check the physical connection between the computer and the DSX,
and make sure you executed the route add command correctly.
3. Open a browser and enter this URL: http://192.168.0.192
4. When the Login window appears, enter the default username (admin)
and password (raritan). Use all lowercase letters.
5. You will be prompted to change the default password. Do so now, and
be sure to remember this password for future login.
6. Choose Setup > Network. In the Network Basic Settings panel, select an IP configuration method (
DHCP is enabled by default), give DSX an IP address, subnet mask, and gateway address on your
LAN. You can give the unit a name to help identify it (up to 64 characters, but special characters and
spaces are not allowed.) and a domain (required to send SMTP messages).
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Note: If DHCP is selected and the client computer used to configure DSX via
crossover cable is running a DHCP server, the DSX will not be accessed at
192.168.0.192, but instead at any IP address the configuring machine assigns.
7. The DSX will now reboot. Once it
is rebooted, enter new IP address
in a browser and log in again using
your new password.
8. Choose Setup > Date/Time.
a. Select your time zone
from the drop-down menu in the
UTC Offset field.
b. You can enter the date and time
manually, or you can enter the
IP addresses of up to two
Network Time Protocol
(NTP) servers.
c. When you are finished,
click OK. The DSX's clock is
now set.
9. Choose Setup > Port
Configuration. You can now
configure each console port
that has a target device
connected to it:
a. Click the checkbox next to a port
with a target device connected
to it. If more than one
target device will have the exact
same settings, you can select
multiple ports.
b. Click Edit to display the
settings for the port(s) and
enter the following information.
When finished, click OK
and repeat for any other
ports.
Name
Application
Bits Per Second
Parity Bits
Flow Control
Emulation
A name to identify the device connected to the port
The application used to communicate with the target device
The port speed of the target device
The number of bits used for parity checking
The type of flow control used to regulate data communications
The terminal communications protocol used by the target device
Congratulations! Your Dominion SX is configured and ready for use. We suggest
you get started by doing the following:
1. Create additional user profiles and groups.
2. Enhance the DSX's authentication and security capabilities.
3. Launch the Raritan Serial Console (RSC) and manage your target devices
remotely.
Configuring the DSX Using the Command Line Interface
1. Connect a computer to the Terminal port on the DSX. This port is a DB9 male port on all models except
those that have 2 power connectors and 2 LAN interfaces. These models have both RJ-45 connectors
and DB9 male port, such as Dominion SX model - DSXA-16-DL.
2. Open a terminal emulation program and connect to the DSX. Make sure the communications
parameters are set to 9600 bps, no parity, 8 data bits, and 1 stop bit.
3. When the Login prompt appears, enter the default username (admin) and password (raritan). Use all
lowercase letters.
4. You will be prompted to change the default password. Do so now, and be sure to remember this
password for future login.
5. At the admin > prompt, enter config, and at the next prompt, enter network.
6. Give the DSX an IP address, subnet mask, and gateway address on your LAN. At the admin > config
> network > prompt, enter: interface enable true if lan1 ip <ip address> mask <subnet mask> gw
<gateway ip address>
7. You will now be prompted to reboot the DSX. Enter yes to start the reboot. When it is complete, log in
again using your new password.
8. Give the unit a name to help identify it (up to 64 characters, spaces and special characters not (
allowed) and your domain (required to send SMTP messages). Enter: name unitname <DSX name>
domain <domain name>
9. You will now be prompted to reboot the DSX. Enter yes to start the reboot. When it is complete, log in again.
10. At the admin > prompt, enter config, and at the next prompt, enter time.
11. At the admin > config > time > prompt, set the date and time on the DSX
a. Enter timezonelist and find the number code that corresponds to your time zone.
b. Enter: clock tz <timezone code> datetime <”time string”> where <timezone code> is the time
zone code and <”time string”> is the current date and time in “YYYY-MMDD HH:MM:SS” format
(quotes included, use 24-hour time). Example: clock tz 9 datetime “2007-03-15 09:22:33”
12.Enter top to return to the top level prompt. Then, enter config, and at the next prompt, enter ports. You
can now configure each console port that has a target device connected to it:
a. Enter: config port <port number> followed by the parameters described in the table below.
Example:
Parameter
Description
config port 1 name cisco1700 bps 9600
name <port name>
A name to identify the device connected
to the port
parity odd flowcontrol none emulation
bps <bits per second>
The communications speed of the
vt100
device
The number of bits used for parity
checking. Your choices are none,
odd or even.
flowcontrol <control type>
The type of flow control used to
regulate data communications.
Your choices are none, hw (hardware)
or sw (X on/X off).
emulation <emulation type> The terminal communication protocol
used by the device. Your choices
are VT100, VT220, VT320, ANSI.
parity <parity type>
Note: In addition to the above
parameters, additional parameters
include:
[detect <true|false>] [escapemode
<none|control>] [escapechar
char] [emulation type] [exitstring
<cmd[#delay;]>] [dpaip ipaddress]
[telnet port] [ssh port] [alwaysactive
b. Repeat Step a for each port with a device connected to it. <true|false>] [suppress <none|all>]
Note: You can also use port ranges or the wildcard asterisk *, as in: config port * bps 115200. This will
configure all ports for a communications speed of 115200 bps. Or: config port 3-7 bps 115200. This will
configure ports 3 through 7 for 115200 bps. Or: config port 1,2,7-9 bps 115200. This will configure ports
1, 2, 7 trough 9 for 115200 bps.
13. When done, enter top to return to the top level prompt.
Congratulations! Your Dominion SX is configured and ready for use.
For more instructions, please consult the User Guide found on the enclosed CD-ROM. Rev. I, April 2008 | 255-60-2010-00