3Com 6412M-25-TP Network Router User Manual

ONcore 12-Port 25 Mbps ATM I/O Module
Installation and User's Guide
Document Number: 17-00899-1
August 1996
Model Number: 6412M-25-TP
3Com Corporation
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Southborough, MA 01772-1886
U.S.A.
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This equipment was tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class
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designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference
when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This
equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if
not installed and used in accordance with the instruction manual, may
cause harmful interference to radio communications. Operation of this
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which case you must correct the interference at your own expense.
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emissions levels.
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Consequently, when the equipment is used in a residential area or in an
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products are mentioned by name. In most, if not all cases, these product
names are claimed as trademarks by the companies that manufacture the
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own.
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3Com Corporation.
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the United States or other countries.
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Contents
Chapter 1. Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6412M-25-TP Module Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Module Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Interfaces Supported . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the 6412M-25-TP Module for ATM Campus Networking
Chapter 2. Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Before You Unpack the Module
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Unpacking the Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installation Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the Module in an ONcore Hub . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the Module in a CELLplex 4000 Expansion Unit
Connecting ATM Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cabling Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting Devices to the ATM Ports . . . . . . . . . . .
Cables, Pins and Connectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Chapter 3. Configuration . . . . . . . .
Configuring Port Parameters . . . . . .
Displaying Configuration Settings
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Module Information . . . . . . . . . . .
Port Information . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Saving Configuration Settings
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Connecting the Module to the Network
Verifying Module Operation . . . . . . . .
Front Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Chapter 4. Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Verifying LED Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Port Status LED Does Not Light Green or Is Blinking When Idle
Port Status LED Does Not Light Yellow During Traffic . . . . .
When the Reset LED Is ON or Starts Blinking . . . . . . . . . .
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When the Wrong Slot LED Is ON (ONcore only) . . . .
Determining the Failing Component Using a Wrap Test
Replacing 6412M-25-TP Modules . . . . . . . . . . . .
Appendix A. Technical Specifications
General Specifications . . . . . . . . . .
Electrical Specifications . . . . . . . . .
Environmental Specifications . . . . . .
Mechanical Specifications . . . . . . . .
Appendix B. ATM Components
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Appendix C. Technical Support . . . . . .
Online Technical Services . . . . . . . . . . .
3Com Bulletin Board Service . . . . . . .
World Wide Web Site . . . . . . . . . . . .
3ComForum on CompuServe . . . . . . .
3ComFacts Automated Fax Service
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Support From Your Network Supplier . . . .
Support From 3Com Corporation . . . . . . .
Returning Products for Repair . . . . . . . .
Accessing the 3Com ISD MIB . . . . . . . .
Contacting 3Com ISD Technical Publications
Index
4-8
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Figures
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ATM Campus Networking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the Module in an ONcore Hub . . . . . . . . .
ONcore Module Ejectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Removing a Blank Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
CELLplex 4000 Module Ejectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the Module in a CELLplex 4000 Expansion Unit
RJ-45 Connector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Straight-Through UTP Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Attaching ATM Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Front Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Tables
2-1.
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Installation Steps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3
UTP/FTP/STP Cabling Details . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-11
ATM Device Cabling Distances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-12
RJ-45 Connector-Pin Signal Assignments . . . . . . . . . . 2-15
Pin Assignments for Cabling Non-ATM Forum Compliant
Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-17
Meaning of the Front Panel LEDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-8
Problem Determination Using Port Status LEDs . . . . . . . . 4-3
Problem Determination Using Port Status LEDs during Traffic 4-6
Problem Determination Using the Module Reset LED
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Part Numbers of ATM Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-1
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How to Use This Guide
This guide presents information on how to install and configure the 3Com
ONcore ATM I/O Module (6412M-25-TP) in the ONcore Integrated
System Hub or CELLplex 4000 expansion unit. It describes how to:
Plan and set up valid links in an ONcore hub or CELLplex 4000 based
ATM subnetwork using the 6412M-25-TP module
Install the 6412M-25-TP module
Configure the 6412M-25-TP module
Diagnose and solve problems associated with the operation of the
6412M-25-TP module.
Who Should Use This Guide
This guide is intended for the following people at your site:
ATM network administrator
ATM network operator
Hardware installer
The installation activities described in this book should be undertaken by
Trained Service Personnel ONLY.
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Contents of This Guide
This guide contains four chapters and three appendixes:
Chapter 1, Overview gives an overview of the main functions of the
6412M-25-TP module and the ATM interface used by ONcore 12-Port 25
Mbps ATM I/O Module ports to interconnect user devices to an ATM
campus network.
Chapter 2, Installation describes how to install the 6412M-25-TP module
in an ONcore hub and CELLplex 4000 expansion unit.
Chapter 3, Configuration describes how to configure the 6412M-25-TP
module.
Chapter 4, Troubleshooting describes how to diagnose and solve
problems associated with the operation of the 6412M-25-TP module.
Appendix A, Technical Specifications describes the specifications for the
6412M-25-TP module.
Appendix B, ATM Components lists the part numbers for the ATM
components that you can order for use with the 6412M-25-TP module.
Appendix C, Technical Support provides information on technical support
services available from 3Com.
The Index lists the concepts, terms, and tasks described in this guide and
the page numbers on which you can find the information.
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Terms Used in This Guide
The term ATM Control Point used in this guide refers to the ATM Control
Point located in either the ONcore ATM Switch/Control module or CELLplex
4000 base unit.
The term Command Reference Guide used in this guide refers to the
ONcore ATM Switch and CELLplex 4000 Command Reference Guide,
17-00866.
Prerequisite Knowledge
To understand the information presented in this guide, refer to:
Features and Characteristics of the ONcore Integrated System Hub, as
described in the 3Com ONcore Integrated System Hub Installation
Guide, Document Number: 17-00362.
Features and Characteristics of the CELLplex 4000, as described in
CELLplex 4000 Installation and User's Guide, Document Number:
17-00865.
Publications listed in the section “Related Documents” on page xv.
ATM Forum UNI Specification V3.0 and V3.1.
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Conventions Used in This Guide
The following text conventions are used in this guide:
Text
Convention
Meaning
Example
Bold
Text emphasis
Selective backpressure temporarily
stops one virtual connection.
Global backpressure temporarily
stops an ATM link.
Italics
Special term
This is known as a hot swap.
Document titles
Refer to the ATM User-Network
Interface Specification - Version 3.0
for more information.
Command syntax
(parameters and
variables)
SET PORT slot.port ENABLE
User input
(including
carriage return)
To display detailed information,
enter the following command:
show port 4.2 verbose [ENTER]
System
messages and
screen displays
Port
Type
Mode
Status
--------------------------------------------4. 2
NNI
enabled
UP-OKAY
Monospace
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Related Documents
This section provides information on supporting documentation, including:
3Com Documents
Reference Documents
3Com Documents
The following documents provide additional information on 3Com products:
ONcore Integrated System Hub Installation and Operation Guide - Provides
information on the installation, operation, and configuration of the ONcore
hub. This guide also describes the principal features of the ONcore
Fault-Tolerant Controller Module.
CELLplex 4000 Installation and User's Guide - Provides information on the
installation, operation, and configuration of the CELLplex 4000.
ONcore Distributed Management Module User's Guide - Provides
information on the ONcore Distributed Management Module's operation,
installation, and configuration. This guide also describes the software
commands associated with the Distributed Management Module.
Distributed Management Module Commands Guide - Describes each
management command by providing detailed information on the
command's format, use, and description.
ONcore ATM Switch and CELLplex 4000 Command Reference Guide Describes each ATM command by providing detailed information on the
command's format, use, and description.
For a complete list of 3Com documents, contact your 3Com representative.
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Reference Documents
The following documents supply related background information:
Case, J., Fedor, M., Scoffstall, M., and Davin, J., The Simple Network
Management Protocol, RFC 1157, University of Tennessee at Knoxville,
Performance Systems International and the MIT Laboratory for Computer
Science, May 1990.
Rose, M., and K. McCloghrie, Structure and Identification of Management
Information for TCP/IP-based internets, RFC 1155, Performance Systems
International and Hughes LAN Systems, May 1990.
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Chapter 1. Overview
This chapter presents an overview of the ONcore 12-Port 25 Mbps ATM I/O Module
(6412M-25-TP). It describes the main functions of the module, and how the module
operates as part of the ATM subsystem when installed in the ONcore Integrated System
Hub or CELLplex 4000 Expansion Unit.
6412M-25-TP Module Features
The 6412M-25-TP module is a single-slot module that functions as part of the ONcore
ATM or CELLplex 4000 Expansion Unit.
Chapter 1. Overview 1-1
6412M-25-TP modules can be used in any of the following ways:
To send and receive data from an ATM subsystem in another ONcore ATM
switching hub or CELLplex 4000.
To attach high capacity workstations and servers (with 25.6Mbps adapter cards)
that function in ATM mode.
6412M-25-TP modules interface to the ONcore hub or CELLplex 4000 by means of the
Control Point located in either the ONcore ATM Switch/Control module or CELLplex
4000 base unit. 6412M-25-TP modules process ATM cells of data by:
Checking their validity
Accessing the switching tables to locate the destination module
Preparing the internal ATM format required by the Control Point
Sending the cells to the Control Point
6412M-25-TP modules can be used in any vacant slot in the CELLplex 4000 expansion
unit, or any vacant slot in the ONcore hub except for slots 9, 10, and (for 17-slot
models) 11 and 12. These slots are reserved for ONcore ATM Switch/Control modules.
In 17-slot ONcore models, although slot 12 is also reserved, you can insert an
6412M-25-TP module in slot 12 if no ONcore ATM Switch/Control module is installed in
slot 11.
Like other ATM media modules, the 6412M-25-TP module can be inserted while the
hub or CELLplex 4000 is operating without disturbing data traffic on other modules.
Before removing the module however, you must first isolate it by using the SET
MODULE command.
For more information on how to install and change modules, see the ONcore Integrated
System Hub Installation Guide, Document Number 17-000362 or CELLplex 4000
Installation and User's Guide Document Number 17-000865, as appropriate.
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Module Functions
The 6412M-25-TP module has the following characteristics:
Twelve ports operating at up to 25 Mbps to connect stations or servers to the hub
or CELLplex 4000. Each port may connect to:
– An ATM or multimedia workstation that requires a high bit rate (UNI connection)
– A UNI device using a supported interface
Physical interface: copper cable with RJ45 connector.
ONcore 12-Port 25 Mbps ATM I/O Module connections: port-to-port, hub-to-server,
and hub-to-workstation.
Up to three 6412M-25-TP modules can be used in the CELLplex 4000 expansion
unit, thereby providing up to 48 ATM ports.
Up to fourteen 6412M-25-TP modules can be used in the 17-slot ONcore hub at the
same time (8 in the 10-slot ONcore hub).
Interfaces Supported
The 6412M-25-TP module supports the following interfaces:
User-to-network (UNI)
Network-to-network (NNI)
Switch-to-switch (SSI)
The UNI interface is defined in the following documents:
ATM Forum UNI Specification V3.0 and V3.1
ITU (ex-CCITT) SG13 as defined in the following standards:
– I.413 (B_ISDN User-Network Interface)
– I.432 (Physical Layer)
– Q.2931 (Signaling)
Chapter 1. Overview 1-3
Using the 6412M-25-TP Module for ATM Campus
Networking
The 6412M-25-TP module can be used as a link to an ATM campus network by
allowing workstations, servers, and other ATM devices to communicate with the
network.
Figure 1-1. ATM Campus Networking
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Chapter 2. Installation
This chapter describes how to unpack, install, and connect ATM devices to the
6412M-25-TP module.
Before You Unpack the Module
Take the following precautions before unpacking the 6412M-25-TP module:
Do not remove the 6412M-25-TP module from its anti-static shielding bag until you
are ready to install it. This avoids the possibility of having electrostatic discharge
damage static-sensitive devices on the module.
Always handle the module by the edges.
Always use a foot strap and grounded mat or wear a grounded static discharge
wrist strap whenever you inspect or install or remove the module. Or else, be sure
to touch a grounded rack or another source of ground before handling it.
Chapter 2. Installation 2-1
Unpacking the Module
To unpack the 6412M-25-TP module, follow these steps:
1. Verify that the 6412M-25-TP module is the correct model by matching the model
number listed on the side of the shipping carton to the model number you ordered.
Note: The product model number printed on the shipping box differs from the
model number on the product. The model number on the shipping box bears the
prefix 3C9.
2. Remove the module from its shipping carton.
3. Remove the 6412M-25-TP module from its anti-static bags and inspect it for
damage. Always handle it by the edges, being careful not to touch the internal
components.
If the module appears to be damaged, put it back in the anti-static bag, put the bag
back into the shipping carton, then contact your local 3Com dealer.
It is recommended that you retain the shipping carton and the anti-static shielding bag
in which the module was delivered. These can be reused later if you want to repackage
the components for storage or shipment.
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Installation Summary
Note: The installation activities described in the following sections should be
undertaken by TRAINED SERVICE PERSONNEL ONLY.
Table 2-1 lists the steps to follow to install the 6412M-25-TP module. Each step is
described in detail in this chapter.
Note: Before installing an 6412M-25-TP module in an ONcore switching hub, make
sure that an ONcore ATM Switch/Control module is installed in slots 9 and 10 (or 11
and 12 in a 17 slot model), and that an ONcore ATM Switch/Control console has
already been configured. If an ONcore ATM Switch/Control module is not installed, the
Reset LED on the 6412M-25-TP module will start blinking when you insert the module.
Table 2-1. Installation Steps
Step
Refer to
1. Insert the 6412M-25-TP module into a vacant slot:
“Installing the Module in
an ONcore Hub” on
page 2-4 (ONcore)
ONcore:
1 to 8 on 10-slot models (or 1 to 8, 12 to
17 on 17-slot models).
CELLplex 4000: Any vacant slot in the expansion unit.
“Installing the Module in a
CELLplex 4000
Expansion Unit” on
page 2-7 (CELLplex
4000)
2. Set up connections between the ONcore 12-Port 25
Mbps ATM I/O Module ports and other ATM devices using
the appropriate Twisted Pair (TP) cables and connectors.
“Connecting ATM
Devices” on page 2-10
Chapter 2. Installation 2-3
Installation
You can install the 6412M-25-TP module while the ONcore hub or CELLplex 4000
expansion unit are powered on.
Installing the Module in an ONcore Hub
To install a 6412M-25-TP module in an ONcore hub, follow these steps:
1. Locate a vacant slot in positions 1 to 8 (or 12 to 17 in 17 slot models). (Slots 9 and
10 are reserved for the ONcore ATM Switch/Control module. You cannot install the
6412M-25-TP module in slot 11.) If necessary, remove a panel on the hub to
expose a blank slot.
2. Make sure that the slot to be used is in Isolated mode by entering the following
command from the ONcore ATM Switch/Control console:
SET MODULE slot ISOLATED
where slot specifies the number of the slot to be used. For more information, see
the ONcore Integrated System Hub Installation Guide, Document Number
17-000362.
3. Insert the 6412M-25-TP module into one of the free slots in the hub as shown in
Figure 2-1 on page 2-5, matching the top and bottom board guides as you slide the
module cleanly into place (by pressing evenly on the top and bottom of the
faceplate). Do not attempt to push the module all the way into the hub until you
have verified that the top and bottom module ejectors are OPEN (see Figure 2-2 on
page 2-6.)
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Slots
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 1112 13 14 15 16 17
Figure 2-1. Installing the Module in an ONcore Hub
Chapter 2. Installation 2-5
4. Close the top and bottom ejectors simultaneously.
Figure 2-2. ONcore Module Ejectors
5. The Reset LED should light ON briefly, and then turn OFF.
6. Fasten the spring-loaded screws on the front panel of the module to the hub using
your fingers. Do not overtighten.
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Installing the Module in a CELLplex 4000 Expansion Unit
To install a 6412M-25-TP module in a CELLplex 4000 expansion unit, follow these
steps:
1. Locate a vacant slot in the expansion unit. If the slot is filled with a blank panel,
loosen the knurled screws on both sides of the cover and remove it from the front
panel of the expansion unit.
Figure 2-3. Removing a Blank Panel
Store the blank panel in a safe place in case the ATM media module needs to be
removed in the future.
Chapter 2. Installation 2-7
2. Make sure that the slot to be used is in Isolated mode by entering the following
command from the ATM console:
SET MODULE slot ISOLATED
where slot specifies the number of the slot to be used. For more information, see
the CELLplex 4000 Installation and User's Guide.
3. Make sure that the two module ejectors (left and right) are OPEN (see Figure 2-4.)
Figure 2-4. CELLplex 4000 Module Ejectors
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4. Insert the 6412M-25-TP module into one of the free slots in the expansion unit as
shown in Figure 2-5, matching the left and right board guides as you slide the
module cleanly into place (by pressing evenly on the top and bottom of the
faceplate).
Figure 2-5. Installing the Module in a CELLplex 4000 Expansion Unit
5. Close the left and right ejectors simultaneously. This secures the module.
6. The Reset LED should light ON briefly, and then turn OFF.
7. Fasten the spring-loaded screws on the front panel of the module to the expansion
unit using your fingers. Do not overtighten.
Chapter 2. Installation 2-9
Connecting ATM Devices
After inserting the module, attach the cables to the ATM ports that will connect to ATM
devices.
Cabling Up
The following sections provide instructions and guidelines for connecting ATM devices
(such as switches, servers, personal computers, and workstations). Remember these
tips when connecting cables:
Avoid stretching and bending the cables too much.
Avoid routing the cables near potential sources of electromagnetic interference,
such as motorized devices and fluorescent lights.
Avoid trip hazards by routing the cables away from aisles and other areas where
people walk. If such routes cannot be avoided, use floor cable covers or similar
material to secure and protect the cables.
Be sure that the cables connected to the 6412M-25-TP module are supported so
that the cable connectors are not excessively strained. The cable management
bracket shipped with the ONcore hub or CELLplex 4000 expansion unit helps
prevent strain on the cables.
Use a Category 3 or better UTP cable or a 150-ohm STP cable for each of the ATM
ports.
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UTP/FTP/STP Cabling Information
Table 2-2 details the accepted UTP/FTP/STP cables for the 25.6 Mbps ATM ports.
Table 2-2. UTP/FTP/STP Cabling Details
Cable
Type
Impedance
Category
Trunk
Attenuation
@ 100 MHz
Patch
Attenuation
@ 100 MHz
RFI
Class
UTP-5
100 ohm
5 / Class D
22db MAX /
100m
33db MAX /
100m
A
FTP/SFTP
100 ohm
5 / Class D
22db MAX /
100m
33db MAX /
100m
B
FTP/SFTP
120 ohm
5 / Class D
17db MAX /
100m
25db MAX /
100m
B
STP
150 ohm
IBM
Cabling
IBM type
1/1A
12.3db MAX
/ 130m
IBM type
6/6A
18.4db MAX
/ 130m
B
Legend:
UTP-5
FTP
SFTP
STP
TRUNK
PATCH
Unshielded Twisted Pair (Category 5)
Foiled Twisted Pair
Screened and Foiled Twisted Pair
Shielded Twisted Pair
rigid cable
flexible cable
Chapter 2. Installation 2-11
Cabling Distances
Table 2-3 lists the maximum cabling distances for devices attached to the 25.6-Mbps
ATM ports.
Table 2-3. ATM Device Cabling Distances
Cable Type
Maximum Allowable Distance (meters)
UTP Category 3
100 (330 ft)
UTP Category 4
150 (495 ft)
UTP Category 5
160 (528 ft)
STP
300 (990 ft)
Note: The minimum UTP cable quality must meet EIA/TIA-568 specification for
Category 3 or equivalent UTP wiring.
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Connecting Devices to the ATM Ports
You can connect devices to the ATM ports either through the building wiring or by a
direct connection.
Via Building Wiring
To connect an ATM device via building wiring, follow the steps listed below.
Note: This procedure begins with the cabling of the ATM device (such as a 25.6-Mbps
ATM adapter installed in a workstation) to the building faceplate; then it describes
connecting the ONcore switching hub or CELLplex 4000 to the patch panel in the wiring
closet.
1
2
3
4
5
Look at the cabling chart, which your network planner provided, to determine
how the ONcore switching hub or CELLplex 4000 should be connected to the
network.
In the work area, connect one end of a straight-through cable (with
ATM-compliant pin assigments) to the ATM connector on the device and the
other end to the ATM connector on the faceplate where the building wiring
terminates.
Label the faceplate if it does not already have a cable label. Follow your
enterprise’s procedures for cable labeling. If there is more than one wiring
closet on a floor, record on the same line, the wiring closet identifier or
location and the cable identifier.
In the wiring closet, connect the cable that originated at the ATM device to
the appropriate connector on the patch panel or other equipment where the
building wiring terminates. Connect the other end of the cable to an ATM
port on the 6412M-25-TP module.
Label the connector on the patch panel (or other equipment used to
terminate the building wiring).
Chapter 2. Installation 2-13
Direct Cabling
To cable an ATM device directly to the 6412M-25-TP module:
1
2
3
Look at the cabling chart, which your network planner provided, to determine
how the ONcore hub or CELLplex 4000 should be connected to the network.
Connect the cables between the 6412M-25-TP module and other devices as
indicated by the connections in the cabling chart.
Label the cables, following your enterprise’s procedures for cable labeling.
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Cables, Pins and Connectors
Each of the ATM ports on the 6412M-25-TP module connects to other ATM devices
using an 8-pin female RJ-45 connector. The sections below describe the male RJ-45
plug and the twisted-pair cables that attach to this connector.
RJ-45 Connector
The RJ-45 connector is the 8-pin female connector on the CELLplex 4000 that attaches
to UTP Category 3, 4, or 5 cable or STP category 1, 1A, 9, or 9A cable. Table 2-4 lists
the signal name associated with each pin on this connector, and Figure 2-6 shows how
the pins are numbered.
Table 2-4. RJ-45 Connector-Pin Signal Assignments
Pin Number
Signal Name
1
RD+
2
RD-
3-4-5-6
Frame Ground
7
TD+
8
TD-
Figure 2-6. RJ-45 Connector
Chapter 2. Installation 2-15
Twisted-Pair Cable
Figure 2-7 on page 2-16 below shows the pin-outs for the straight-through cable
required for connecting ATM Forum compliant devices via UNI interface to the ports on
the 6412M-25-TP module.
Note: Pins 3, 4, 5, and 6 are not used and are grounded on the chassis.
RJ-45
RJ-45
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Figure 2-7. Straight-Through UTP Cable. Note that one cable connects pins 1 and
2 and the other cable connects pins 7 and 8. You will cause an error if you
cable any other active pins together, such as 1 and 7, 1 and 8, 7 and 2, or 8
and 2.
Non-ATM Forum Compliant (UNI) Devices: To connect non-ATM Forum compliant
devices to the 6412M-25-TP module you must build a twisted-pair cable that connects
the pins as listed in Table 2-5 on page 2-17.
2-16 25 Mbps ATM Module - Installation and User's Guide
Table 2-5. Pin Assignments for Cabling Non-ATM Forum Compliant
Devices
6412M-25-TP Module Port
Non-Compliant 25.6-Mbps Device
1
RD+
3
TD+
2
RD-
6
TD-
7
TD+
4
RD+
8
TD-
5
RD-
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2
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Chapter 2. Installation 2-17
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Chapter 3. Configuration
After installing the 6412M-25-TP module and attaching media cables to ATM devices,
you must enter configuration commands from the ATM console to:
Configure the ports parameters.
Connect the module to the network.
Enable the ports.
This section describes the ATM commands you need to enter to configure each
6412M-25-TP module in the ways described above. For a complete description of all
ATM commands, see the ONcore ATM Switch and CELLplex 4000 ATM Command
Reference Guide (hereafter referred to simply as the Command Reference Guide).
Configuring Port Parameters
The 6412M-25-TP module uses the user-to-network (UNI) interface. A UNI interface
defines the interface between an ATM user device (such as a router, bridge, server,
workstation, or concentrator equipped with an ATM adapter) and the ATM network.
Before you connect a 6412M-25-TP module to the ATM network (as described in
“Connecting the Module to the Network” on page 3-6) and enable its ports, you must
first set the type of ATM interface used on each port (UNI).
In addition, you can switch ILMI flow control on or off, and specify the ILMI
characteristics.
When a port is enabled, it can transmit and receive cells in the ATM network. The port's
parameters should be configured before the port is enabled.
Chapter 3. Configuration 3-1
To set individual port parameters, enter the following command at the ATM console
prompt. The parameters may be entered in any order.
SET PORT slot.port mode type flow_control ilmi
slot
Slot number of the 6412M-25-TP module.
port
ATM port number.
mode
enable or disable. Enter disable until the port has been configured.
type
Type of interface used: UNI (user-to-network), NNI (network-to-network),
or SSI (switch-to-switch). Default: Last value entered.
flow_control
Used to activate or deactivate the ILMI flow control for this port:
FLOW_CONTROL:ON
activates ILMI flow control (GFC field of the cell
header)
FLOW_CONTROL:OFF
deactivates ILMI flow control.
Default: Last value entered.
ilmi
Specifies the ILMI characteristics for this port:
ILMI:NORMAL
ILMI active with automatic detection of the
signalling protocol version (UNI 3.0 or UNI 3.1).
ILMI address registration is normally performed.
ILMI:FORCED_SIG_3. UNI 3.0 signalling is forced, and ILMI address
registration active.
ILMI:FORCED_SIG_3.1 UNI 3.1 signalling is forced, and ILMI address
registration active.
ILMI:OFF_SIG_3.
UNI 3.0 signalling is forced, and ILMI address
registration inactive.
ILMI:OFF_SIG_3.1
UNI 3.1 signalling is forced, and ILMI address
registration inactive.
Default: Last value entered.
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Example
The following example configures port 2 of the 6412M-25-TP module installed in slot 1.
ONcoreATM> set port 1.2 uni
ONcoreATM> Port set.
ONcoreATM> show port 1.2 verbose
[ENTER]
[ENTER]
Type Mode
Status
------------------------------------------------------------------------------1. 2:UNI
enabled
UP-OKAY
Signalling Version
: with ILMI
Flow Control
: Off
Connector
: RJ-45
Media
: copper twisted pair
Remote device is active
IX status
: IX OK
Port speed
: 256
Kbps
ONcoreATM>
Displaying Configuration Settings
The following sections describes how to display information about the module and its
port configurations. By displaying this information, you can check that the module is
properly configured before connecting it to the network.
Module Information
To display status information about a 6412M-25-TP module, use the SHOW MODULE
command.
Chapter 3. Configuration 3-3
For example, to display configuration information about the 6412M-25-TP module in slot
2, you would enter the following command:
ONcoreATM> show module 2 verbose
Slot Install Connect Operation General Information
------------------------------------------------------------------2
Y
Y
Y
ONcore 12-Port 25 Mbps ATM I/O Module
status: connected / hardware okay
enable / normal
P/N:xxxxxxx EC level:xxxxxx Manufacturer:xxxx
Operational FPGA version : 1
Backup FPGA version : 1
Type
Mode
Status
------------------------------------------------------------------2. 1:UNI
enabled UP-OKAY
2. 2:UNI
enabled UP-NO ACTIVITY
2. 3:UNI
enabled UP-NO ACTIVITY
2. 4:UNI
enabled UP-OKAY
2. 5:UNI
enabled UP-OKAY
2. 6:UNI
enabled UP-OKAY
2. 7:UNI
enabled UP-NO ACTIVITY
2. 8:UNI
enabled UP-NO ACTIVITY
2. 9:UNI
enabled UP-NO ACTIVITY
2.1 :UNI
enabled UP-NO ACTIVITY
2.11:UNI
enabled UP-NO ACTIVITY
2.12:UNI
enabled UP-NO ACTIVITY
2.13:NOT INSTALLED
ONcoreATM>
If the value for port status indicates that the port is inoperational or not functioning
properly (for example, NOT IN SERVICE or NO ACTIVITY), refer to the chapter called
"Troubleshooting", in the ONcore ATM Switch/Control Module Installation and User's
Guide, Document Number 17-00616.
For more information on the SHOW MODULE command, see the Command Reference
Guide.
3-4 25 Mbps ATM Module - Installation and User's Guide
Port Information
To display status information about the ports of an 6412M-25-TP module, use the
SHOW PORT command.
The following example shows how to display detailed information about port 1 of the
6412M-25-TP module in slot 1:
ONcoreATM> show port 1.1 verbose
Port display for ONcore 12-Port 25 Mbps ATM I/O Module
Type Mode
Status
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------1. 1:UNI enabled UP-NO ACTIVITY
Signalling Version
: with ILMI
Flow Control
: Off
Connector
: RJ45
Media
: copper twisted pair
Remote device is active
IX status
: IX OK
Port speed
: 256
Kbps
ONcoreATM>
For more information on the SHOW PORT command, see the Command Reference
Guide.
Saving Configuration Settings
After configuring the 6412M-25-TP module and port settings, save the settings by
entering the SAVE MODULE_PORT command.
Chapter 3. Configuration 3-5
Connecting the Module to the Network
When you install an 6412M-25-TP module, it is by default set to Isolated mode and all
of its ports are disabled. When a module is isolated, no network activity takes place on
it and it cannot be accessed by the network. This is a security measure that protects
your ATM network from unauthorized access and module dysfunction.
To establish the module's connection to the network, enter the following command at
the ATM console prompt:
SET MODULE slot CONNECTED
where slot specifies the slot number of the ONcore 12-Port 25 Mbps ATM I/O module.
The module's ports will not be enabled. This allows you to configure individual ports
before enabling them. If you wish to enable all ports using the current values (either
the default values if the module has not been used, or the previous values entered),
enter the following command:
SET MODULE slot CONNECTED ENABLE
If you wish to enable individual ports using the current values (either the default values
if the module has not been used, or the previous values entered), enter the following
command:
SET PORT slot.port ENABLE
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Verifying Module Operation
After configuring and saving 6412M-25-TP module and port settings, you can verify that
the module is operating correctly by viewing the LEDs on the front panel:
The Port Status light should be lit (Green if no traffic, Yellow when traffic is present)
The Module Reset LED should be off.
The Wrong Slot LED should be off.
Table 3-1 on page 3-8 provides a full description of the front panel LEDs.
Note: The 155M LEDs are reserved for future use.
Chapter 3. Configuration 3-7
Front Panel
ATM connections are made through the 6412M-25-TP module by means of the ports on
its front panel and its backplane interfaces. The front panel is shown in Figure 3-1 on
page 3-10. The meaning of each LED is shown in Table 3-1.
By pressing the Module Reset button, you interrupt and reset the operation of the
6412M-25-TP module. All ATM data traffic and connections that are being transmitted
are stopped, and the Reset LED lights while the reset is performed. The change in
status of the 6412M-25-TP module (from normal operation to reset status) is reported to
the ATM Control Point.
Table 3-1 (Page 1 of 2). Meaning of the Front Panel LEDs
LED Name
Color
State
Meaning
Port Status
None
OFF
Port is disabled or there is no
traffic.
Green
ON
Port is enabled and there is a
connection.
Blinking
Port is enabled, but either no
cable is connected or the cable
is damaged, or there is no
station at the other end of the
connection.
Yellow
ON
(or blinking)
Normal operation (traffic
detected).
Yellow
OFF
Normal operation. Module is
not being reset.
ON
Module is being reset; data
traffic is interrupted.
Blinking
No 6416SW installed or module
faulty.
Module Reset
3-8 25 Mbps ATM Module - Installation and User's Guide
Table 3-1 (Page 2 of 2). Meaning of the Front Panel LEDs
LED Name
Color
State
Meaning
Wrong Slot
Yellow
OFF
Normal operation.
ON
(ONcore
only)
Module is installed in an
incorrect slot and no power is
reaching the module. Check
that the module is installed in
the correct slot slot (1 to 8 on
10-slot models, 1 to 8 and 12 to
17 on 17-slot models).
See Chapter 4, “Troubleshooting” on page 4-1 if:
A Port Status LED does not light or is blinking.
The Reset LED is ON or is blinking.
The Wrong Slot LED is ON.
Chapter 3. Configuration 3-9
Port Status LEDs
Module Reset LED
Module Reset Button
ATM Ports
Wrong Slot LED
6412M-25-TP
Figure 3-1. Front Panel
3-10 25 Mbps ATM Module - Installation and User's Guide
Chapter 4.
Troubleshooting
This chapter describes how to diagnose and solve problems that may arise with the
operation of an 6412M-25-TP module. These problems are signaled by the following
conditions:
The Port Status LED of a port does not light green, or is blinking, when idle
(connected and enabled but no traffic).
The Port Status LED of a port does not light yellow during data transmission.
The Reset LED is either ON or blinking.
The Wrong Slot LED is ON.
Before you start troubleshooting, be sure to carry out the procedure described in
“Verifying LED Operation.”
When instructed to replace an 6412M-25-TP module, proceed as described in
“Replacing 6412M-25-TP Modules” on page 4-10.
Verifying LED Operation
Before troubleshooting an 6412M-25-TP module, verify that all LEDs on the module are
functioning properly:
ONcore
Press the LED Test button on the Fault-Tolerant Controller module in
the ONcore hub.
CELLplex 4000 Press the RESET button on the base unit. Note that this action will
interrupt all traffic and reset the CELLplex 4000.
All LEDs on the module should light ON. If not, replace the module (see page 4-10).
Note: The 155M LEDs will not light. These LEDs are reserved for future use.
Chapter 4. Troubleshooting 4-1
Port Status LED Does Not Light Green or Is
Blinking When Idle
During normal operation, the Port Status LED of an 6412M-25-TP module should light
GREEN if the port is enabled and a connection present. (The LED will light YELLOW
during traffic.)
If the Port Status LED does not light GREEN or is blinking when there is no traffic, refer
to Table 4-1 on page 4-3 to diagnose and solve the problem.
4-2 25 Mbps ATM Module - Installation and User's Guide
Table 4-1 (Page 1 of 2). Problem Determination Using Port Status LEDs
Status LED
Port Status
Possible
Cause
Corrective Action
OFF
Disabled
Port is
disabled.
Enable port.
Enabled
6412M-25-TP
module is not
powered ON.
1) Check that the ONcore or
CELLplex 4000 is connected to
a power supply.
2) Check the power supply LED
by following the instructions in
“Verifying LED Operation” on
page 4-1.
3) Re-insert the 6412M-25-TP
module in the hub.
Status LED is
burned out.
1) Check the Status LED by
following the instructions in
“Verifying LED Operation” on
page 4-1.
2) If the Port Status does not
light, replace the module.
6412M-25-TP
module is
faulty.
Perform the wrap tests
described in “Determining the
Failing Component Using a
Wrap Test” on page 4-9.
Chapter 4. Troubleshooting 4-3
Table 4-1 (Page 2 of 2). Problem Determination Using Port Status LEDs
Status LED
Port Status
Possible
Cause
Corrective Action
Blinking
Enabled
No connector is
attached to the
port, or there is
no device at
the end of the
connection.
Attach a connector to the port,
or ensure that there is a device
at the end of the connection.
Cable attached
to the port is
faulty.
1) Change the cable.
2) Perform wrap tests to
determine the failing
component.
3) Check the cable type.
Remote station
attached to the
port is either
turned OFF or
inoperational.
Check the remote station.
Maximum link
distance
exceeded.
See Table 2-3 on page 2-12 for
the maximum distances for valid
connections.
If the station is turned OFF, turn
ON the station. If the station is
inoperational, restart the
application that is running on it.
4-4 25 Mbps ATM Module - Installation and User's Guide
Port Status LED Does Not Light Yellow During
Traffic
If during continous traffic the Status LED of a port does not light YELLOW, refer to
Table 4-2 on page 4-6 to diagnose and solve the problem.
Chapter 4. Troubleshooting 4-5
Table 4-2. Problem Determination Using Port Status LEDs during Traffic
Status
LED
Possible Cause
Corrective Action
OFF
Port is disabled.
Enter the SHOW PORT command at
the ATM console to see if port is
enabled.
6412M-25-TP module is not
powered ON.
1) Check the Port Status LED and
the power supply LEDs by following
the instructions in “Verifying LED
Operation” on page 4-1.
2) Re-insert the 6412M-25-TP
module in the hub.
Status LED is burned out.
1) Check the Status LED by
following the instructions in
“Verifying LED Operation” on
page 4-1.
2) If necessary, replace the module.
6412M-25-TP module port is
faulty.
Perform the wrap tests described in
“Determining the Failing Component
Using a Wrap Test” on page 4-9.
There is a bad connection on the
ATM backplane.
1) Remove the 6412M-25-TP
module and re-insert it in the same
slot.
2) If the problem persists, insert the
module in another slot.
UNI port is enabled but not in
service.
From the ATM host, make sure that
the station attached to the port has
been assigned an ATM address and
that the address is unique within the
network.
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When the Reset LED Is ON or Starts Blinking
When the Reset LED of an 6412M-25-TP module is ON or starts blinking, the module
has entered into an error condition. Table 4-3 describes the possible problems that
may occur and the corrective action to take for each problem.
Table 4-3. Problem Determination Using the Module Reset LED
Reset LED
Meaning
Possible
Cause
Corrective Action
ON
6412M-25-TP
module error
condition
Module is
faulty.
Perform the wrap tests
described in “Determining the
Failing Component Using a
Wrap Test” on page 4-9.
There is a bad
connection on
the ATM
backplane.
1) Remove the module and
re-insert it in the same slot.
2) If the problem persists, insert
the module in another slot.
(ONcore only)
ONcore ATM
Switch/Control
module is not
installed.
Install an ONcore ATM
Switch/Control module in slots 9
to 10 (or 11 to 12 in 17-slot
model).
Module is either
faulty or not
securely
plugged into
the ATM
backplane.
1) Remove the module and
re-insert it.
2) If the problem persists,
replace the module.
There is a bad
connection on
the ATM
backplane.
1) Remove the module and
re-insert it in the same slot.
2) If the problem persists, insert
the module in another slot.
Blinking
6412M-25-TP
module error
condition
Chapter 4. Troubleshooting 4-7
When the Wrong Slot LED Is ON (ONcore only)
When the Wrong Slot LED of an 6412M-25-TP module is ON, the module is not
installed in the correct slot. Remove the module from the hub and re-insert it into any
vacant slot in positions 1 to 8 (or 12 to 17 in 6017C-AC model). (Slots 9 to 10, and 11
in a 17-slot model are reserved for the ONcore ATM Switch/Control module.) Slot 12 in
17-slot models cannot be used if an ONcore ATM Switch/Control module is installed in
slot 11.
4-8 25 Mbps ATM Module - Installation and User's Guide
Determining the Failing Component Using a Wrap
Test
In the troubleshooting procedures in this chapter, you are sometimes instructed to
perform a wrap test in order to determine the failing component that caused the
problem.
To run a wrap test:
1. Enter the SET PORT slot.port DISABLE command, where slot is the slot number of
the 6412M-25-TP module and port is the number of the port (1 through 12). Then
press Enter.
2. Insert a wrap plug in the port.
3. Enter WRAP slot.port EXTERNAL where slot is the slot number of the module and
port is the number of the port. Then press Enter.
If you receive a return code of KO Test Failed, the port is faulty and the module
motherboard should be replaced. Contact your 3Com Service Representative.
If you receive a return code of OK Test Successful, test the line connected to the
port.
Chapter 4. Troubleshooting 4-9
Replacing 6412M-25-TP Modules
The troubleshooting procedures in this chapter sometimes instruct you to replace a
failing 6412M-25-TP module. To do so, follow these steps:
1. Enter SET MODULE slot ISOLATED where slot is the slot number of the failed
module. Then press Enter.
2. Remove the failed module and insert another 6412M-25-TP module in its slot.
3. Enter SET MODULE slot CONNECTED where slot is the slot number of the new
module. Then press Enter.
The new module is automatically configured with the last settings configured for the slot
number you entered.
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Appendix A. Technical
Specifications
General Specifications
Face Plate Marking
6412M-25-TP
Number of Ports
12
Connectors
RJ-45 copper
Electrical Specifications
Power Requirement
25 Watts
1.2 Watts for +12V
Power Consumption
6 Amps for +5V
0.10 Amps for +12V
Fuses
7 Amps for +5V
1 Amp for +12V
Environmental Specifications
Operating Temperature 0°C to 50°C (32°F to 122°F)
Storage Temperature
−10°C to +60°C (14°F to 140°F)
Humidity
0 to 95 % RH
Appendix A. Technical Specifications A-1
Mechanical Specifications
Dimensions
2.5 cm. (1.0 in) Width
27 cm. (10.7 in) Length
38.5 cm. (15.25 in) Height
Weight
3.3 lbs (1.5 kg)
A-2 25 Mbps ATM Module - Installation and User's Guide
Appendix B. ATM
Components
Table B-1 lists the part numbers of ATM components that can be ordered for use with
the 6412M-25-TP module.
Table B-1. Part Numbers of ATM Components
ATM Component
3Com Part
Number
RJ-45 wrap plug
42H0540
Appendix B. ATM Components B-1
B-2 25 Mbps ATM Module - Installation and User's Guide
Appendix C. Technical
Support
3Com provides easy access to technical support information through a variety of
services. This appendix contains the following sections:
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Support From Your Network Supplier
Support From 3Com Corporation
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Accessing the 3Com ISD MIB
Contacting 3Com ISD Technical Publications
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following online systems:
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technical articles. This service is available through a modem or ISDN 7 days a week, 24
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Appendix C. Technical Support C-1
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Country
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Telephone Number
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Kbps. To access 3ComBBS using ISDN, call the following number:
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Index
activity LEDs 1-4, 3-7, 3-9
adapters B-1
ATM
attaching ATM devices 2-10
campus networking 1-4
cell switching 1-1
components B-1
interfaces 1-3, 3-1
multiplexed traffic 1-3
ATM data transmission 1-1
ATM Forum specifications 1-3
ATM interfaces 1-3, 3-1
ATM ports
building wiring 2-13
cabling 2-13, 2-14
connecting devices to 2-13
attaching ATM devices 2-10
attaching devices to ONcore 12-Port 25
Mbps ATM I/O Module ports 2-10
campus networking 1-4
campus networks 1-4
CELLplex 4000
cabling instructions 2-10
pin-out information 2-15
commands
SET MODULE 3-6, 4-10
SET PORT 3-6, 4-9
SHOW PORT 4-5
WRAP 4-9
configuration 3-1
connecting devices to the ATM ports 2-13
connecting to end-node devices 2-14
connecting to network 3-6
connections 1-3, 1-4
to ONcore 12-Port 25 Mbps ATM I/O
Module ports 1-3
connectors
on front panel 3-8
pin numbers 2-15
pin signal names 2-15
B
D
A
blinking LEDs
4-7
C
cables
labeling 2-14
cabling
ATM connections 2-13, 2-14
CELLplex 4000 2-10
instructions 2-10
labeling cables 2-13, 2-14
types 2-14
devices, connecting 1-3
port 1-3
dimensions A-2
direct cabling 2-14
disabling ONcore 12-Port 25 Mbps ATM I/O
Module ports 4-9
displaying configuration 3-3
displaying ONcore 12-Port 25 Mbps ATM
I/O Module configuration 3-3
Index X-1
E
electrical specifications A-1
electronic emission notices ii
enabling ONcore 12-Port 25 Mbps ATM I/O
Module ports 3-6, 4-9
enabling ports 3-6
environmental specifications A-1
4-1, 4-2
I
installation 2-4
interfaces used on ONcore 12-Port 25 Mbps
ATM I/O Module ports 1-3, 3-1, 3-3
isolated mode 3-6
isolating module 4-10
isolating ONcore 12-Port 25 Mbps ATM I/O
modules 4-10
L
LEDs
normal operation 4-1
on front panel 3-7, 3-9
troubleshooting 4-1
logical links, configuring 3-1
M
Index X-2
N
notices, electronic emission
ii
O
operating temperature
F
Fault-Tolerant Controller module
FCC statement ii
feature codes A-1
front panel 3-9
front panel LEDs 3-7
fuses A-1
module reset button 3-8
multiplexed ATM traffic 1-3
A-1
P
part numbers for ATM components B-1
physical interface 1-3
pin-outs for twisted-pair cable 2-16
power requirements A-1
problem determination
See troubleshooting
R
reconnecting module 4-10
replacing module 4-10
replacing ONcore 12-Port 25 Mbps ATM I/O
modules 4-10
reset LED 1-4, 2-6, 2-9, 3-7, 3-9, 4-7
resetting 3-8
resetting ONcore 12-Port 25 Mbps ATM I/O
modules 3-8
RJ-45 connector
connector pin numbers 2-15
connector pin signal names 2-15
S
saving configuration 3-5
saving ONcore 12-Port 25 Mbps ATM I/O
Module configuration 3-5
SET MODULE command 3-6, 4-10
SET PORT command 3-1, 3-6, 4-9
SHOW MODULE command 3-3
SHOW PORT command 3-5, 4-5
slot positions 1-2
slot positions in expansion unit 2-7
slot positions in hub 2-4
specifications
dimensions A-2
electrical A-1
feature codes A-1
temperature A-1
weight A-2
status LEDs 1-4, 3-6, 3-7, 3-9, 4-2, 4-5
W
WRAP commands 4-9
wrap plugs B-1
wrap tests 4-9
wrong slot LED 1-4, 3-9, 4-8
T
temperature, operating and storage
troubleshooting 4-1
replacing modules 4-10
using reset LED 4-7
using status LEDs 4-2, 4-5
using wrong slot LED 4-8
wrap test 4-9
twisted-pair cable
pin-outs 2-16
A-1
U
unpacking 2-2
user-to-network interface (UNI)
1-3, 3-1
V
verifying ONcore 12-Port 25 Mbps ATM I/O
Module operation 3-7
verifying operation 3-7
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Index X-4
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