Cabletron Systems 9E423-36 User`s guide

SmartSwitch 9000
9E423-36
Ethernet Module
User’s Guide
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This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any
interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital
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protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment.
This equipment uses, generates, and can radiate radio frequency energy and if not installed in
accordance with the operator’s manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause interference in which case the user
will be required to correct the interference at his own expense.
WARNING: Changes or modifications made to this device which are not expressly approved by the
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Contents
Chapter 1
Introduction
Features ......................................................................................................................................... 1-2
Related Manuals .......................................................................................................................... 1-5
Getting Help ................................................................................................................................. 1-5
Chapter 2
Installing the 9E423-36 Module
Unpacking the Module ............................................................................................................... 2-1
User Accessible Components..................................................................................................... 2-1
Installing the Module in the SmartSwitch 9000 Chassis ........................................................ 2-4
The Reset Switch.......................................................................................................................... 2-6
Telco Connector............................................................................................................................ 2-7
Chapter 3
Operation
ENIB............................................................................................................................................... 3-2
SmartSwitch ASIC ....................................................................................................................... 3-2
i960 Core ....................................................................................................................................... 3-2
INB NIB......................................................................................................................................... 3-3
System Management Buses........................................................................................................ 3-3
SMB-1 Bus.............................................................................................................................. 3-3
SMB-10 Bus............................................................................................................................ 3-3
System Diagnostic Controller .................................................................................................... 3-4
DC/DC Converter ....................................................................................................................... 3-4
INB Interface ................................................................................................................................ 3-4
Chapter 4
LANVIEW LEDs
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Chapter 5
Specifications
Technical Specifications...............................................................................................................5-1
CPU.........................................................................................................................................5-1
Memory..................................................................................................................................5-1
Standards ...............................................................................................................................5-1
Network Interfaces ...............................................................................................................5-1
Safety .............................................................................................................................................5-2
Service............................................................................................................................................5-2
Physical..........................................................................................................................................5-2
Dimensions ............................................................................................................................5-2
Weight.....................................................................................................................................5-3
Environment..........................................................................................................................5-3
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Chapter 1
Introduction
The 9E423-36 (Figure 1-1) is a 36-port switching module. Three RJ-21 Telco
connectors support 36 10BASE-T ports with a port connecting to the Internal
Network Bus (INB) backplane interface. This module uses a SmartSwitch ASIC
design and an advanced Intel i960® microprocessor. This microprocessor provides
a platform for all management functions within a scalable RISC-Based
architecture.
The module can operate in two modes: as a 36-port Ethernet traditional switch
(using 802.1d standards) with a high speed backbone connection or as a Secure
Fast Switch (SFS) with 36 Ethernet connections. Each port of the 9E423-36 can be
configured to operate in the Full Duplex mode. This configuration allows each
port to provide a full 20 Mbps of bandwidth for file servers or high end user
intensive workstations.
Network management information is available through a variety of methods. All
information based on Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) is
accessible either via an in-band (Front Panel port), Side Band (SMB-10), or via the
Environmental Module’s COM ports. Serial Line Internet Protocol (SLIP) or
Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) is supported by the Environmental Module’s COM
ports. For more information on the SMB-10, SLIP or PPP, refer to the SmartSwitch
9000 Local Management User’s Guide.
The 9E423-36 also features front panel LANVIEW™ Diagnostic LEDs to offer at-aglance status information about each front panel port, as well as the operation of
the overall module.
Ethernet networks are connected to the 9E423-36 module through three standard
RJ-21 Telco connectors built in the front of the module. Each connector provides
12 Ethernet 10BASE-T connections for UTP and STP links up to 100 meters long.
1-1
Introduction
Features
Processor
The 9E423-36 is equipped with an advanced Intel i960 microprocessor. This
microprocessor provides a platform for all management functions such as
Spanning Tree, RMON, and MIB support within a scalable RISC-Based
architecture.
Fast Packet Switching
The 9E423-36 incorporates a hardware-based switch design referred to as the
SmartSwitch ASIC, a collection of custom ASICs designed specifically for high
speed switching. Because all frame translation, address lookups, and forwarding
decisions are performed in hardware, the 9E423-36 can obtain a throughput
performance of greater than 750K pps.
Management
The 9E423-36 features SNMP for local and remote management. Local
management is provided through the RS-232 COM ports on the SmartSwitch 9000
Environmental Module using a standard VT-220 terminal or emulator. Remote
management is possible through Cabletron’s SPECTRUM or any SNMPcompliant management tool. Included as management features are the IETF
Standard Management Information Base (MIBs) RMON (RFC1271), IETF MIB II
(RFC-1213), IETF Bridge MIB (RFC-1493), and a host of other Cabletron enterprise
MIBs. The 9E423-36 also offers the user a wide variety of statistical network
management information to enhance network planning and troubleshooting. This
module provides information for each front panel Ethernet 10BASE-T port,
including packet counts along with errored frame information such as collisions,
CRCs, and Giants, via a variety of industry standard and private MIBS. Industry
standard IEEE 802.1d bridging, including Spanning Tree Algorithm, is supported.
Connectivity
The 9E423-36 module has one interface to the INB and three front panel RJ-21
Telco connectors. The INB interface is a fixed connection to INB-2 that allows the
9E423-36 to communicate with other SmartSwitch 9000 modules supporting
various LAN technologies, including Token Ring, FDDI, Ethernet, WAN and
ATM. Each front panel RJ-21 connector provides 12 Ethernet 10BASE-T
connections for UTP and STP links up to 100 meters in length.
Standard Ethernet/Full Duplex Operation
The 9E423-36 Module supports 10BASE-T. The use of 10BASE-T allows each port
on the 9E423-36 Module to be configured, through local and/or remote
management (SNMP), to operate in standard Ethernet mode (simplex) or full
duplex mode. Operating in standard Ethernet mode limits bandwidth to 10 Mbps
per port, while operating in duplex mode doubles bandwidth from 10 Mbps to 20
Mbps per port.
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Management Information Base (MIB) Support
The 9E423-36 provides MIB support including:
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RMON (RFC-1757)
IETF MIB II (RFC-1213)
IETF Bridge MIB (RFC-1493)
and a host of other Cabletron Enterprise MIBs.
NOTE
For a complete list of supported MIBs, refer to the release notes provided in the
9E423-36 package.
INB
The 9E423-36 attaches to INB2 of the SmartSwitch 9000 Backplane. The INB has a
capacity of 2.5 Gbps to interconnect SmartSwitch 9000 modules supporting
Ethernet, FDDI, Token Ring, WAN and ATM networks. The INB transports fixed
length data blocks between modules in the SmartSwitch 9000 hub using a Time
Division Multiplexing (TDM) design. Within the INB there is a 64-bit wide data
bus and an eight-bit control management bus. Each module that attaches to the
INB has an INB Network Interface Block (NIB). The INB NIB converts canonical
frames to fixed length data blocks for transmission onto the INB. For data blocks
received from the INB, the INB NIB reassembles the data blocks received from the
INB back into canonical frames for transmission to the SmartSwitch ASIC and
ultimately to the front panel port. The INB can time slice its bandwidth using one
of three methods:
•
The default method is standard TDM round-robin bandwidth arbitration.
•
The second method is for modules to reserve a specific amount of bandwidth
using MONARCH, Cabletron’s INB Bandwidth Arbitrator.
•
The third method permits the lowest slot number to use any bandwidth not
used by the previous two methods.
LANVIEW LEDs
The 9E423-36 uses LANVIEW – the Cabletron Systems built-in visual diagnostic
and status monitoring system. With LANVIEW LEDs, you can quickly identify, at
a glance, system status as well as the device, port, and physical layer status. Two
LEDs indicate the transmission and reception of data from the INB SmartSwitch
9000 backplane connection. Each of the 12 Ethernet front panel ports features two
LEDs per port to indicate the port’s Administrative status (enabled/disabled),
LINK status (Link/Nolink), and Data Activity (receiving and transmitting data).
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Introduction
ETHERNET
9E423-36
SMB
CPU
INB
36
10
B
A
S
E
T
25
24
10
B
A
S
E
T
13
12
10
B
A
S
E
T
1
Figure 1-1. The 9E423-36 Module
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Introduction
Related Manuals
The manuals listed below should be used to supplement the procedures and
technical data contained in this manual.
SmartSwitch 9000 Installation Guide
SmartSwitch 9000 9C300-1 Environmental Module User’s Guide
SmartSwitch 9000 9C214-1 AC Power Supply User’s Guide
SmartSwitch 9000 Local Management User’s Guide
INB Terminator Modules Installation Guide
Getting Help
If you need additional support related to this device, or if you have any questions,
comments, or suggestions concerning this manual, contact the Cabletron Systems
Global Call Center:
Phone
(603) 332-9400
Internet mail
support@ctron.com
FTP
Login
Password
ctron.com (134.141.197.25)
anonymous
your email address
Modem setting
(603) 335-3358
8N1: 8 data bits, No parity, 1 stop bit
BBS
For additional information about Cabletron Systems or our products,
visit our World Wide Web site: http://www.cabletron.com/
For technical support, select Service and Support.
Before calling the Cabletron Systems Global Call Center, have the following
information ready:
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Your Cabletron Systems service contract number
A description of the failure
A description of any action(s) already taken to resolve the problem (e.g.,
changing mode switches, rebooting the unit, etc.)
The serial and revision numbers of all involved Cabletron Systems products in
the network
A description of your network environment (layout, cable type, etc.)
Network load and frame size at the time of trouble (if known)
The device history (i.e., have you returned the device before, is this a recurring
problem, etc.)
Any previous Return Material Authorization (RMA) numbers
1-5
Introduction
1-6
Chapter 2
Installing the 9E423-36 Module
The 9E423-36 module occupies a single slot in the SmartSwitch 9000 chassis.
NOTE
The INB Terminator Modules are purchased separately and must be installed on the rear
of the chassis before powering up this module. Refer to the INB Terminator Modules
Installation Guide for information and installation procedure.
Unpacking the Module
1. Carefully remove the module from the shipping box. (Save the box and
packing materials in the event the module must be reshipped.)
2. Remove the module from the plastic bag. Observe all precautions to prevent
damage from Electrostatic Discharge (ESD).
3. Carefully examine the module, checking for damage. If any damage exists,
DO NOT install the module. Contact Cabletron Systems Technical Support
immediately.
User Accessible Components
Figure 2-1 shows the various components that can be accessed by users. These
consist of an eight-position dip switch (explained on the next page), replaceable
PROMs, and sockets for memory and flash upgrades. These will be used for
future upgrades. Instructions for installing the components will be supplied with
the upgrade kit.
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Installing the 9E423-36 Module
SMB1 Prom
Boot Prom
Dip
Switch
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Flash
Simm
DRAM
Simm
Stats Engine
Socket
Figure 2-1. User Accessible Components
The DIP switch on the 9E423-36 Module (shown in Figure 2-1), is an eight switch
DIP located near the bottom left corner of the module. Each switch is set
according to the functions described in Table 2-1. If switch settings are changed,
the processor on the module must be reset, using the reset switch or by
repowering the module, for the changes to take effect.
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Installing the 9E423-36 Module
Table 2-1. Function of DIP Switch
Switch
Function
Description
Clear
Password-1
This module stores user entered passwords in
NVRAM (Nonvolatile random access memory). To
clear these passwords, toggle this switch and then
reset the module’s processor. Once the module resets,
factory default passwords are placed in NVRAM. You
can use these default passwords or, if desired, enter
new passwords. To enter new passwords, refer to the
Module Local Management User’s Guide.
Clear
NVRAM-2
This module stores user entered parameters such as IP
addresses, subnet masks, default gateway, default
interface, SNMP traps, bridge configurations and
module specific configurations in NVRAM. To clear
these parameters toggle this switch and then reset the
module’s processor. Once the module resets, factory
default parameters are placed in NVRAM. You can
use the default parameters or, if desired, enter new
parameters. To enter new parameters, refer to the
Module Local Management User’s Guide.
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Force
BOOTP
Download
This module uses BOOTP (Boot Strap Protocol) to
download new versions of the image file into Flash
Memory. This procedure forces image files to be
downloaded from the PC or Workstation, configured
to act as the BOOTP server, connected to the EPIM
port in the Environmental Module.
5
Reserved
For Factory Use Only
4
Reserved
For Factory Use Only
3
Reserved
For Factory Use Only
2
Reserved
For Factory Use Only
1
Reserved
For Factory Use Only
8
7
!
CAUTION
Caution: Do not toggle Switch 8 unless you intend to reset the user configured
passwords to the factory default settings.
Caution: Do not toggle Switch 7 unless you intend to reset the user entered
parameters to the factory default settings.
2-3
Installing the 9E423-36 Module
Installing the Module in the SmartSwitch 9000
Chassis
To install the 9E423-36 Module in the SmartSwitch 9000 chassis, follow the steps
below:
1. Remove the blank panel, covering the slot in which the module will be
mounted. All other slots must be covered to ensure proper airflow and
cooling.
2. Attach one end of the ESD wrist strap packaged with the SmartSwitch 9000
chassis to your wrist. Plug the other end into the jack for the ESD Wrist Strap
in the lower right corner of the SmartSwitch 9000 chassis shown in Figure 2-2.
3. Install the module in the chassis by sliding it into slots and locking down both
the top and bottom plastic tabs, as shown in Figure 2-2. Take care that the
module is between the card guides as shown, it slides in straight, and engages
the backplane connectors properly.
2-4
Installing the 9E423-36 Module
Plastic Tab
Jack for ESD
Wrist Strap
Metal Back-Panel
Module
Module Guides
Warning:
Ensure that the circuit card is between the card guides.
Lock down the top and bottom plastic tabs
at the same time, applying even pressure.
Figure 2-2. Installing the 9E423-36 Module
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Installing the 9E423-36 Module
The Reset Switch
The Reset switch is located on the front panel, under the top plastic tab, as shown
in Figure 2-3. It serves three functions: resetting the i960 processor, shutting down
the module, or restarting the module.
•
To reset the i960 processor, press the reset switch twice within three seconds.
•
To shut down the module, press and hold the reset switch down for three or
more seconds.
•
To restart the module after it has been shut down, press and release the Reset
Switch.
For security, SNMP management can be used to disable the functions of this
switch.
Reset Switch
SMB
CPU
INB
Figure 2-3. The Reset Switch
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Installing the 9E423-36 Module
Telco Connector
The 9E423-36 front panel has three RJ-21 Telco connectors, each supporting twelve
10BASE-T ports. Table 2-2 details the pinout connections for an RJ-21 Telco
connector.
Table 2-2. Pinout Connections RJ-21 Telco Connector
Pin
Signal
Wire Color
Pin
Signal
Wire Color
1
RX 1-
Blue/White
26
RX 1+
White/Blue
2
TX 1-
Orange/White
27
TX 1+
White/Orange
3
RX 2-
Green/White
28
RX 2+
White/Green
4
TX 2-
Brown/White
29
TX 2+
White/Brown
5
RX 3-
Gray/White
30
RX 3+
White/Gray
6
TX 3-
Blue/Red
31
TX 3+
Red/Blue
7
RX 4-
Orange/Red
32
RX 4+
Red/Orange
8
TX 4-
Green/Red
33
TX 4+
Red/Green
9
RX 5-
Brown/Red
34
RX 5+
Red/Brown
10
TX 5-
Gray/Red
35
TX 5+
Red/Gray
11
RX 6-
Blue/Black
36
RX 6+
Black/Blue
12
TX 6-
Orange/Black
37
TX 6+
Black/Orange
13
RX 7-
Green/Black
38
RX 7+
Black/Green
14
TX 7-
Brown/Black
39
TX 7+
Black/Brown
15
RX 8-
Gray/Black
40
RX 8+
Black/Gray
16
TX 8-
Blue Yellow
41
TX 8-
Yellow/Blue
17
RX 9-
Orange/Yellow
42
RX 9+
Yellow/Orange
18
TX 9-
Green/Yellow
43
TX 9+
Yellow/Green
19
RX 10-
Brown/Yellow
44
RX 10+
Yellow/Brown
20
TX 10-
Gray/Yellow
45
TX 10+
Yellow/Gray
21
RX 11-
Blue Violet
46
RX 11+
Violet/Blue
22
TX 11-
Orange/Violet
47
TX 11+
Violet/Orange
23
RX 12-
Green/Violet
48
RX 12+
Violet/Green
24
TX 12-
Brown/Violet
49
TX 12+
Brown
25
N/C
Gray/Violet
50
N/C
Violet/Gray
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Installing the 9E423-36 Module
2-8
Chapter 3
Operation
The 9E423-36 module is a 37-port device. Three front panel RJ-21 Telco connectors
support 36 10BASE-T ports, each port being a separate collision domain with the
37th port connecting to INB-2.
As shown in Table 3-1, Ethernet Network Interface Blocks (ENIBs) convert data
packets received from any of the 10BASE-T ports into a canonical frame format
before forwarding to the SmartSwitch ASIC, while the Internal Network Bus
Network Interface Block (INB NIB) converts data packets received from the INB
into a canonical format before forwarding to the SmartSwitch ASIC.
i960
Processor
Diagnostic
Controller
DC/DC
Convertor
36
Ethernet
Ports
Smart
Switch
ASIC
INB
NIB
I
N
B
Figure 3-1. Packet Flow
3-1
Operation
All data packets destined for a front panel port, the INB, or the i960 are converted
into the canonical format before forwarding to the SmartSwitch ASIC. Network
Interface Blocks (NIBS) check for valid data packets entering the system. If an
errored data packet is found, the SmartSwitch ASIC flags the error and does not
forward the errored data packet to any outbound ports. Once in this common
format, the SmartSwitch ASIC decides (from header information) the port
destination of data packets. Data packets are then converted from the canonical
format to the proper format for the interface destination, whether it is a front
panel port or connection to the INB.
ENIB
The Ethernet Network Interface Block (ENIB) converts Ethernet data packets
received through front panel ports into a common canonical format that allows
the SmartSwitch ASIC Engine to determine the proper destination port. The ENIB
also converts data packets from the common canonical format back to Ethernet
data packets for transmission out front panel ports.
SmartSwitch ASIC
The SmartSwitch ASIC is a hardware-based switch design that is the key building
block of the SmartSwitch 9000 hub. The SmartSwitch ASIC makes all filtering/
forwarding decisions in custom hardware, as opposed to software like in
traditional bridges. This custom hardware enables the SmartSwitch ASIC to
process over 750K frames per second. The SmartSwitch ASIC is designed to
support up to 64 ports, shared between the host processor, the INB backplane,
and LAN/WAN interfaces on the front panel of SmartSwitch 9000 modules. The
SmartSwitch ASIC can operate in two modes:
•
Traditional Switch - When operating as a traditional switch, the SmartSwitch
ASIC makes filtering/ forwarding decisions based on Destination Address
(DA), with standard IEEE 802.1d learning.
•
SecureFast Switch (SFS) - When operating as a SecureFast Switch switch, all
filtering/forwarding decisions are made based on a Destination AddressSource Address (DA-SA) pair and the associated receive/transmit port to
deliver virtual circuit capabilities using traditional packet technologies
i960 Core
The i960 core provides the SNMP protocol stacks to support industry standard
MIBs. Additionally, Cabletron enterprise extension MIBs are supported for each
media type. Advanced management services, such as the Distributed LAN
Monitor, telnet and network address to MAC address mapping, are also provided
by the i960 core.
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Operation
The Host engine sends and receives packets via the CPU’s SmartSwitch ASIC
Interface. This allows the bridge to perform spanning tree protocol and other
bridging functions. The SMB Interfaces provide communication to the Host
Engine for management functions.
INB NIB
Each module that attaches to the Internal Network Bus (INB) has an INB Network
Interface Block (NIB). The INB NIB converts canonical frames to fixed length data
blocks for transmission onto the INB. For data blocks received from the INB, the
INB NIB reassembles the data blocks back into canonical frames for transmission
to the SmartSwitch ASIC.
System Management Buses
There are two management channels within the SmartSwitch 9000 system: the
SMB-1 and the SMB-10. These buses provide side-band management and intermodule management communication.
SMB-1 Bus
The SMB-1 is a 1Mbs management bus located within the SmartSwitch 9000. This
bus is utilized by all diagnostic controllers in the system including connectivity
modules, power supply modules and the environmental module. The SMB-1
transports inter-chassis information between system components, such as power
and environmental information, as well as diagnostic messages. Periodic
loop-back tests are performed by all modules that share this bus to ensure the
validity of SMB-1. In the event a failure is detected on SMB-1, the SMB-10 may be
used as an alternate communication channel.
SMB-10 Bus
The SMB-10 is a 10Mbs management bus located within the SmartSwitch 9000.
This bus is used for inter-chassis communication of modules as well as serving as
an side-band management channel into the SmartSwitch 9000.
The SMB-10 is externalized from the chassis via an optional Ethernet Port
Interface Module (EPIM) located on the front of the Environmental Module.
Through an EPIM connection, full SNMP management of the SmartSwitch 9000 is
available side-band from user data. Modules that share the SMB-10 bus
periodically send out loop-back packets to ensure the validity of SMB-10. If a fault
is detected on the SMB-10, the SMB-1 can be used as an alternate communication
channel by the modules.
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Operation
System Diagnostic Controller
This diagnostic controller is composed of a Z-80 microprocessor and its
supporting logic. The diagnostic controller is designed to control the power-up
sequencing of modules, monitor the 9E423-36 input and output power
parameters, keep watch over the main host processor, monitor the temperature,
and control the SMB LANVIEW diagnostic LEDs. Although the system diagnostic
controller and the main host processor can operate independently of each other if
needed, they exchange information about each others status and overall module
condition. The information gathered by the diagnostic controller is available to
the network manager via local/remote management and the LCD located on the
environment module. The 9E423-36 is designed to continue functioning in the
event of a diagnostic controller fault.
DC/DC Converter
The DC/DC converter converts the 48 VDC on the system power bus to the
necessary operating voltages for its host network services module. The diagnostic
controller monitors and controls the operation of the DC/DC converter.
INB Interface
The INB Backplane is designed to transport fixed length data blocks between
modules in the SmartSwitch 9000 using a Time Division Multiplexing (TDM)
design. The SmartSwitch 9000 INB bus delivers 2.5 Gbps of true data bandwidth
with all control and management communication being serviced on the 8-bit outof-band bus. The INB can time slice its bandwidth using one of three methods:
3-4
•
The default method is standard TDM round-robin bandwidth arbitration.
•
The second method is for modules to reserve a specific amount of bandwidth
using MONARCH, Cabletron’s INB Bandwidth Arbitrator.
•
The third method permits the lowest slot number to use any bandwidth not
used by the previous two methods.
Chapter 4
LANVIEW LEDs
The front panel LANVIEW LEDs indicate the status of the module and may be
used as an aid in troubleshooting. Shown in Figure 4-1 are the LANVIEW LEDs of
the 9E423-36 module.
System Status
ETHERNET
9E423-36
INB Receive
SMB
CPU
INB Transmit
INB
36
10
B
A
S
E
T
Port
Receive
Port
Transmit
25
Figure 4-1. The LANVIEW LEDs
4-1
LANVIEW LEDs
The functions of the two System Status LEDs, System Management Bus (SMB)
and CPU (Central Processing Unit), are listed in Table 4-1.
Table 4-1. System Status (SMB and CPU) LEDs
LED Color
State
Description
Green
Functional
Fully operational
Yellow
Testing
Power up testing
Yellow (Flashing)
Crippled
Not fully operational (i.e. one port may be bad)
Yellow/Green
Booting
Module is performing its boot process
Red
Reset
Module is resetting
Red (Flashing)
Failed
Fatal error
Off
Power off
Module powered off
The functions of the INB Receive LEDs are listed in Table 4-2.
Table 4-2. INB Receive LEDs
LED Color
Green
State
Link, no activity, port enabled
Green (Flashing)
Link, port disabled
Yellow (Flashing)
Link, activity, port enabled (Flashing to steady on indicates rate.)
Red
No Link
The functions of the INB Transmit LEDs are listed in Table 4-3.
Table 4-3. INB Transmit LEDs
LED Color
4-2
State
Green (Flashing)
Activity, port enabled (Flashing to steady on indicates rate.)
Yellow (Flashing)
Port in standby state
Red
No Link
Off
Link, No activity (port may be enabled or disabled)
LANVIEW LEDs
The functions of the Port Receive LEDs are listed in Table 4-4.
Table 4-4. Port Receive LEDs
LED Color
Green
State
Link, no activity port enabled
Green (Flashing)
Link, port disabled
Yellow (Flashing)
Link, activity, port enabled (flashing to steady on indicates rate)
Off
No link (port may be enabled or disabled)
The functions of the Port Transmit LEDs are listed in Table 4-5.
Table 4-5. Port Transmit LEDs
LED Color
State
Green (Flashing)
Data activity (flashing to steady on indicates rate)
Yellow (Flashing)
Port in standby state
Red (Flashing)
Off
Collision (with collision rate)
No activity (port may be disabled or enabled)
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LANVIEW LEDs
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Chapter 5
Specifications
Technical Specifications
CPU
Intel i960 RISC based microprocessor
Memory
16 Meg.
Local RAM (expandable to 48 Meg.)
4 Meg.
Flash Memory (expandable to 32 Meg.)
2 Meg.
Packet RAM
Standards
IEEE 802.1D
IEEE 802.3i 10BASE-T
Network Interfaces
Three RJ-21 Connectors
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Specifications
Safety
!
CAUTION
It is the responsibility of the person who sells the system to which the module will
be a part to ensure that the total system meets allowed limits of conducted and
radiated emissions.
This equipment meets the safety requirements of:
UL 1950
CSA C22.2 No. 950
EN 60950
IEC 950
The EMI Requirements of:
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FCC Part 15 Class A
EN 55022 Class A
VCCI Class I
The EMC requirements of:
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EN 50082-1
IEC 801-2 ESD
IEC 801-3 Radiated susceptibility
IEC 801-4 EFT
Service
MTBF (MHBK-217E)
MTTR
>200,000 hrs.
<0.5 hr.
Physical
Dimensions
35.0 D x 44.0 H x 6.0 W centimeters
(13.8 D x 17.4 H x 1.2 W inches)
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Specifications
Weight
Unit:
Shipping:
1.360.7 gr. (3 lbs.)
1.814.4 gr. (4 lbs.)
Environment
Operating Temperature
Storage Temperature
Relative Humidity
5 to 40° C
-30 to 90° C
5% to 95% non-condensing
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Specifications
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