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Before you start
Safety
To ensure you do not injure yourself or damage equipment, read Madge Networks Safety Guidelines
(part number 102-002) before installing the product. Madge Networks Safety Guidelines is on the
accompanying CD.
The manual
Neither Madge Networks Limited or its affiliated companies (together collectively “Madge”) make
any warranties about the information in this guide. Under no circumstances shall Madge be liable for
costs of procurement of substitute products or services, lost profits, lost savings, loss of information or
data or any other special, indirect, consequential or incidental damages, arising in any way out of the
use of its products, whether or not used in accordance with the guide.
Notes, cautions, and warnings
Note: A note icon indicates information that you should observe.
Caution: A caution icon indicates the possibility of damage to data or equipment.
Warning: A warning icon indicates the possibility of a threat to personal safety.
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Contents
Chapter 1
Introduction ................................................................................................................................ 1
This guide ........................................................................................................................1
Madge TrueView DeskStream Manager ......................................................................1
Physical characteristics of the DeskStream ..................................................................2
Chapter 2
Installation .................................................................................................................................. 3
Electrical considerations ............................................................................................................ 3
Working with electrical equipment ...............................................................................3
Preventing electrostatic discharge damage ...................................................................4
Tools you will need ........................................................................................................4
Unpacking the unit .................................................................................................................... 5
Checking the inventory ..................................................................................................5
Mounting of the Smart DeskStream......................................................................................... 6
Surface mounting ............................................................................................................6
Rack mounting ................................................................................................................6
Powering-on the Smart DeskStream ........................................................................................ 7
Diagnostics ......................................................................................................................8
DeskStream LEDs during system startup ....................................................................8
DeskStream port and option module LEDs and port mode .......................................9
Connecting cables to the Smart DeskStream ........................................................................ 10
Connecting to a working token-ring network .............................................................10
Reseting the DeskStream........................................................................................................ 11
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DeskStream Ports and Modules............................................................................................. 13
DeskStream Ports .................................................................................................................... 13
Impedance Matching ................................................................................................... 13
Dedicated Token Ring ................................................................................................ 13
Unshielded Twisted Pair ............................................................................................. 14
Shielded Twisted Pair (IBM Type 1) ........................................................................ 14
Master Port Connectivity (Port 24) ............................................................................. 15
Converter/Patch Cables ............................................................................................... 15
DeskStream Modules.............................................................................................................. 16
Installing an option module ......................................................................................... 16
Smart DeskStream Token Ring Fiber Module ......................................................... 17
Fiber Optic Transceivers - Compatibility Testing ........................................ 18
Connecting a TR Fiber Module to a CAU ..................................................... 18
Connecting a TR Fiber Module to a workstation/server ............................... 18
Connecting a TR Fiber Module to another DeskStream or switch ............. 18
Smart DeskStream High Speed Token Ring Modules ............................................ 19
Connecting HSTR Modules to a workstation/server ..................................... 20
Connecting HSTR Modules to another DeskStream or switch ................... 20
Smart DeskStream Ethernet Module ......................................................................... 21
Connecting an Ethernet Module to any MDI-X device ............................... 22
Connecting an Ethernet Module to any MDI device .................................... 23
Smart DeskStream ATM Module .............................................................................. 24
Connector redundancy ..................................................................................... 24
Connecting ATM ports .................................................................................... 25
Software requirements for installed module ......................................................................... 26
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Chapter 4
Using the command line interface .......................................................................................... 27
How to use the Menu system.................................................................................................. 29
Overview of the top level menu commands .......................................................................... 30
More information on selected commands .............................................................................. 32
Displaying the IP address ............................................................................................32
Setting the IP address ...................................................................................................32
Displaying the IPX address ..........................................................................................32
Setting a password (Community String) .....................................................................32
Appendix A
Stacking the DeskStream ........................................................................................................ 35
Inserting a Stacking Module ........................................................................................35
Stacking DeskStreams ..................................................................................................36
Adding a DeskStream to a working stack ...................................................................37
Downloading microcode to a working stack ...............................................................37
Additional stacking information ...................................................................................38
Appendix B
Product details .......................................................................................................................... 39
Smart DeskStream Physical Specifications ................................................................39
Smart DeskStream Power Specifications ....................................................................40
Smart DeskStream Environmental Specifications .....................................................40
Smart DeskStream EMC/Safety Information ............................................................41
Smart DeskStream Features ........................................................................................42
Appendix C
Legal information and acknowledgments .............................................................................. 45
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Chapter 1
Introduction
Introduction
This guide
This guide helps you to install, configure, and manage the Madge Smart DeskStream Token Ring
Switch. It is a getting started guide and you should use it in conjunction with the Madge TrueView
DeskStream Manager online help.
Product Registration
Please register your DeskStream online by going to: www.madge.com/register
Madge TrueView DeskStream Manager
The DeskStream is managed by the Madge TrueView management system which runs under
Windows 95/98/NT4/2000. You may also manage the DeskStream by a telnet session or by
connecting a serial cable and using the command line interface. For more information, see Chapter 4,
Using the command line interface.
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Physical characteristics of the DeskStream
The drawings below show the physical characteristics of the DeskStream. For information on the
DeskStream ports and installable modules, see Chapter 3, DeskStream Ports and Modules.
Figure 1.1
Front view of the DeskStream
Master Port
(Port 24)
Figure 1.2
Rear view of the DeskStream
Power Socket
2
Serial Port
Uplink Slot
Stacking Slot
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Installation
Electrical considerations
This section provides important information about working with electrical equipment and
preventing electrostatic discharge.
Working with electrical equipment
Follow these basic guidelines when working with any electrical equipment:
• before beginning any procedures requiring access to the interior of the unit, locate the
emergency power-off switch for the room in which you are working
• disconnect all power and external cables before moving the unit
• do not work alone if potentially hazardous conditions exist
• never assume that power is disconnected from a circuit; always check
• do not perform any action that creates a potential hazard to people or makes the
equipment unsafe
• carefully examine your work area for possible hazards such as moist floors and ungrounded power
cables
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Caution: To make sure you do not injure yourself or damage your Madge product, always refer to
the installation manual and the Madge Safety Guide (part number: 102- 002) before installing hardware.
If you are in any doubt, contact your customer support representative.
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Preventing electrostatic discharge damage
Electrostatic discharge (ESD) damage can result in complete or intermittent failure. Some protection
from ESD is built-in to the Smart DeskStream, but we advise you to follow these guidelines for
preventing ESD damage:
• always use an ESD-preventative wrist or ankle strap and ensure that it makes good skin contact
• connect the equipment end of the strap to the metal case of the Smart DeskStream
• handle modules by the metal carrier and the edges of the module only; never touch components
on the board or the connector pins
• place a removed module on an antistatic surface or in a static shielding bag. If the component will
be returned to the factory, immediately place it in a static shielding bag
• avoid contact between the module and clothing. The wrist strap only protects the board from
ESD voltages on the body; ESD voltages on clothing can still cause damage
Caution: For safety, periodically check the resistance value of the antistatic strap. The measurement
should be between 1 and 10 megaohms.
Tools you will need
You will need the following tools:
• a flat blade screwdriver
• a Pozidriv screwdriver
• a screwdriver and four screws appropriate to your rack (if the DeskStream is to be rack mounted)
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Installation
Unpacking the unit
When you unpack the unit, make sure you keep the original packaging materials. You may need
them to store, transport, or return the product.
Installation
Checking the inventory
Check you have received a complete DeskStream package before installing the unit.
If any items are missing or damaged, please contact Madge technical support services immediately.
The package should contain:
• one Smart DeskStream
• this guide
• an accessory kit (includes surface mounting feet, two rack mounting brackets, and fixings)
• a Smart DeskStream Software pack
Unpack the DeskStream from its protective packaging and inspect it to make sure that it was not
damaged during shipment.
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Mounting of the Smart DeskStream
Surface mounting
Attach the surface mounting feet to the underside of the DeskStream. If you are to stack the
DeskStream, sit the feet in the recesses on the unit below.
Rack mounting
Attach the mounting brackets to the DeskStream and secure it to a standard 19inch rack either
horizontally or vertically. If you attach the DeskStream to your rack vertically, ensure that the end
that contains the cooling fan is positioned at the top of the unit. (The DeskStream is in the correct
position if the reset button and LEDs are at the top of the unit.)
Note: Leave a clearance of 40mm around the vents in the DeskStream chassis for heat dispersal.
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Installation
Powering-on the Smart DeskStream
Caution: For safe operation and servicing, the outlet socket must be located near the product and be
easily accessible.
Installation
Caution: Do not connect the Smart DeskStream to a telecommunications network.
To power on the DeskStream:
1 Make sure the power a the outlet socket is turned OFF.
2 Connect the power cable to the power outlet socket.
3 Then connect the power cable to the rear of the DeskStream.
4 Turn on the power at the outlet socket to power the switch.
Note: There is no power switch on the DeskStream.
The input-voltage is auto-ranging so you do not have to set a voltage-selector.
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Diagnostics
When the DeskStream is powered-on, it will go through a diagnostics self-test. Pressing the reset
button will restart the diagnostics self-test.
When you power-on the DeskStream the bottom LED (labelled Link 2) is green.
During the diagnostics self-test, the status LED flashes green and the port LEDs flash when tested.
This is normal operation. When the DeskStream passes diagnostics, the status LED stays green and
in normal use it remains green.
Note: If the DeskStream does not pass the diagnostics self-test, all three LEDs flash red. You must
connect your DeskStream to a workstation via the serial connection. The status of the self-test is
reported and a message indicating which test failed is shown every 15 seconds. For more information
on using the serial connection see Chapter 4, Using the command line interface.
DeskStream LEDs during system startup
Table 2.1
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DeskStream system status LEDs
LED state
System status
Green
Normal
Flashing Green
Diagnostic self test
Red
Error
Flashing Red
Warning
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Table 2.2
CAU fiber
RI/RO port
LED state
Port in node mode
Port in concentrator mode
Green
Open
indicates that a node is
inserted into a
concentrator
Open
indicates that a node is inserted
in that port
Open
Red
Closed
N/A
Closed
No color
N/A
Ready
indicates that the port is ready
but there is nothing connected
to it
N/A
Flashing Green
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
Flashing Red
Error
Error
Error
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Connecting cables to the Smart DeskStream
Follow these guidelines when connecting devices such as hubs, servers, personal computers, and
workstations to the DeskStream:
• do not stretch cables. If you have to bunch cables together, support them to avoid strain
• do not route cables near sources of electromagnetic interference
• do not route cables in areas where they may be a hazard to people. If you have to route them in
walkways use a cable cover to secure and protect them
• remember to label cables so that it will be easier to find them when you are troubleshooting a
network problem
Connecting to a
•
•
•
•
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working token-ring network
connect a PC or workstation to any of ports 1-23
connect a token-ring bridge to any of ports 1-23
connect a shared port on a hub to port 24
connect ports 1-24 on the DeskStream to a token-ring switch
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Reseting the DeskStream
Table 2.3
Reset functions in the DeskStream
Function
Middle
Bottom
delete password
(returns to default)
red
no color
erase configuration
(returns to default)
no color
red
skip self-test (not
recommended)
red
red
boot from ROM
(returns to default)
green
red
Note: For all returns to default, the original factory setting is used.
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To reset the DeskStream functions:
1 Depress the DeskStream reset button.
2 The top LED is green.
3 Keep the reset button depressed and the DeskStream will go through its reset all the menu
items, and the middle and bottom LEDs will show a combination of colors.
4 To carry out a function (see Table 2.3), wait for the color combination of the middle and bottom
LED you want, and release the reset button.
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DeskStream Ports and Modules
DeskStream Ports
The front ports on DeskStream have industry-standard shielded RJ-45 connectors. This allows the
high density of 24 ports in a 1U high, 19” rack-compatible format.
Impedance Matching
The RJ-45 ports offer impedance matching for both Unshielded Twisted Pair (UTP) and STP
(example: IBM Type 1) cabling.
Dedicated Token Ring
Each DeskStream port supports the IEEE 802.5r Dedicated Token Ring (DTR) standard. This
allows point-to-point switched Token Ring connections to operate in Full Duplex mode, offering an
aggregate throughput of up to 32Mbps. While using DTR between active components, the cable
distances supported are effectively doubled. Each port on the DeskStream will automatically
negotiate DTR operation if the connected adapter or switch supports DTR. Conventional 4Mbps
and 16Mbps connections are described as Classic in the following tables.
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To connect the DeskStream RJ-45 port to the DB-9 or IDC (IBM Data Connector) used on Shielded
Twisted Pair (STP) cabling requires the use of a standard converter cable; an impedance matcher, or
media filter, is not required. Sourcing these patch cables from local cabling suppliers/resellers allows
exact cable lengths to be specified.
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Unshielded Twisted Pair
The DeskStream RJ-45 ports support Category 5 UTP cabling. Cat 5 UTP is recommended, offering
greatest cable distances and resilience to interference. Cat 3 cabling is especially susceptible to
interference, and can even be affected by variations in temperature.
Category 5 UTP
4Mbps Classic
16Mbps Classic
16Mbps DTR
Max Node Count
256
250
2
Recommended Maximum Cable
Length
150m
100m
200m
Madge Tested Cable Length
170m
120m
200m
4Mbps Classic
16Mbps Classic
16Mbps DTR
170m
85m
150m
Category 3 UTP
Madge Tested Cable Length
Shielded Twisted Pair (IBM Type 1)
The DeskStream RJ-45 ports support IBM Type 1 STP cabling with impedance of 150 Ohm.
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IBM Type 1 STP
4 Mbps Classic
16 Mbps Classic
16 Mbps DTR
Max Node Count
256
250
2
Recommended Maximum Cable
Length
375m
150m
300m
Madge Tested Cable Length
375m
175m
325m
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Master Port Connectivity (Port 24)
Port 24 on the DeskStream supports connectivity to a shared port on a hub, allowing easy integration
into the existing shared environment. The cable length for this connection will be determined by the
shared hub.
Converter/Patch Cables
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Where STP IBM Type 1 cabling is being used, there is a need to use a converter cable (patch cable)
to connect between the STP cabling and the RJ-45 ports on the DeskStream. STP IBM Type 1
cabling has two connector types; the hermaphroditic IBM Data Connector (IDC) and a DB-9 pin
connector. In the wiring patch panel and for hub/MAU attachment an IDC to IDC STP patch cable
is commonly used. For adapter or node attachment, the STP cable is usually IDC to DB-9. For the
connection from the wiring patch panel to the DeskStream, an IDC to Shielded RJ-45 patch cable is
required. This patch cable must have a shielded cable and shielded connector, and support the STP
impedance of 150 Ohms. This type of cable is generally available and most cabling suppliers will
have standard part numbers for it. Two examples of suppliers are Anixter, Inc. (www.anixter.com)
and South Hills Datacomm (Black Box) (www.blackbox.com).
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DeskStream Modules
You can install optional modules to connect the DeskStream to your network using various cabling
media. The modules are installed in slot labelled “uplink” on the back of the DeskStream.
Option modules currently available for the DeskStream:
• Smart DeskStream Token Ring (TR) Fiber Module (part number 58-34)
• Smart DeskStream HSTR Copper Module (part number 58-35)
• Smart DeskStream HSTR Fiber Module (part number 58-36)
• Smart DeskStream Ethernet Module (part number 58-39)
• Smart DeskStream ATM Module (part number 58-38)
Installing an option module
To install an option module:
1 Power-off the DeskStream.
2 Remove the uplink plate at the rear of the DeskStream.
3 Insert the option module until it is firmly seated in the uplink slot.
Caution: Make sure that you insert the module correctly. When the module is inserted correctly, its
name is in the top left hand corner of the module.
4
5
6
16
Hand tighten the screws on the module.
Power-on the DeskStream.
Connect the appropriate cable for the installed module.
Verify that all cables are installed correctly into their respective connectors. Also check on the
cabling route (so a cable will not be damaged or create a safety hazard).
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Smart DeskStream Token Ring Fiber Module
The Smart DeskStream Token Ring (TR) Fiber Module provides the flexibility of fiber connectivity
in Token Ring networks.
This module is fully compatible with the IEEE 802.5j standard. The module offers dual TR fiber
ports, which operate independently, allowing load sharing in Source Routing environments.
The module ports can be used to connect to Fiber TR adapters, backbone switch fiber ports or for
connecting DeskStreams together over fiber using DTR. In addition, the module has been designed
to allow connection to RI/RO ports on CAUs.
Fiber Interface
IEEE 802.5j
Multimode Fiber
62.5/125mm or 50/125mm
Wavelength
850 nm
Connectors
ST type
Cable Length
Option Modules
Fiber Type
2km – 62.5/125mm
1km – 50/125mm
The TR Fiber module ports support the following modes:
• Concentrator or Node modes
Node and concentrator port modes support operation at 4 or 16Mbps, and Full-Duplex mode.
• Ring-in/Ring-out mode
Ring-in/Ring-out port mode enable you to connect to a Ring-in/Ring-out port in a CAU.
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Note: Full-Duplex and auto ring-speed are not supported by Ring-in, Ring-out mode.
Note: When you connecting the fiber cable, make sure that the correct ends are connected to the
transmit and receive connectors.
Fiber Optic Transceivers - Compatibility Testing
The Smart DeskStream TR Fiber Module has been tested for compatibility with third party Fiber to
Copper transceivers for 4 and 16Mbps operation. The Cabletron TR-FOT2 converts between DB9
STP and multimode Fiber ST connectors. The use of external fiber optic transceivers provides
greater cabling flexibility, although may introduce an additional point of network failure.
Connecting a TR Fiber Module to a CAU
Connect a CAU Ring-in/Ring-out port to the DeskStream port and configure this to be in “Ring-in/
Ring-out” mode.
Connecting a TR Fiber Module to a workstation/server
The port mode must be configured to “concentrator” mode.
Connecting a TR Fiber Module to another DeskStream or switch
The port mode on one device must be configured to “node” mode and the other device
“concentrator” mode.
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Smart DeskStream High Speed Token Ring Modules
To provide high bandwidth connections to backbone resources, the Smart DeskStream family
includes two High Speed Token Ring (HSTR) 100Mbps modules. The Smart DeskStream HSTR
Copper Module and HSTR Fiber Module both offer independent ports.
These modules can be connected to HSTR 100Mbps TR adapters, backbone switch ports, or backto-back to connect DeskStreams together.
Fiber Interface
IEEE 802.5t 100Mbps HSTR
Multimode Fiber
62.5/125mm or 50/125mm
Wavelength
1300 nm
Connectors
Low Cost Fibre Optical Interface Connector
(duplex SC Connector)
2km – 62.5/125mm
1km – 50/125mm
Cable Length
Copper Interface
IEEE 802.5t 100Mbps HSTR
Connectors
Cable Type
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Fiber Type
Shielded RJ-45
Cat5 UTP
IBM Type 1 STP
Recommended
Maximum Cable Length
100m
100m
Madge Tested Cable Length
120m
175m
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Note: The DeskStream HSTR Module ports support 100Mbps in concentrator or node mode and
always operates in full-duplex mode.
Connecting HSTR Modules to a workstation/server
The port mode must be configured to “concentrator” mode.
Connecting HSTR Modules to another DeskStream or switch
The port mode on one device must be configured to “node” mode and the other device
“concentrator” mode.
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Smart DeskStream Ethernet Module
The DeskStream Ethernet Module provides a dual layer 2 connection between Token Ring and
Ethernet networks. The Translation Switching solution provided in the DeskStream, allows for “any
to any” connectivity permitting Ethernet and Token Ring end-stations to talk directly without the
need for any special drivers in these end-stations. It is wired as an adapter/workstation.
Copper Interface
Ethernet/IEEE 802.3
10BASE-T
Cable Type
Cat5 UTP
Cat3 UTP
Connectors
Shielded RJ-45
Shielded RJ-45
Auto-Negotiation enabled
Full and Half Duplex
Auto-Negotiation disabled
Full and Half Duplex
10Mbps or 100Mbps
10Mbps
100m
100m
Port Attributes
Port Speed
Recommended
Maximum Cable Length
Option Modules
10BASE-T and 100BASE-TX
Note: Currently, a DeskStream Stack will only support a single installed Ethernet Module.
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Connecting an Ethernet Module to any MDI-X device
When you connect to a standard hub or standard switch configured and marked with “X” you must
use straight-though Twisted Pair (TP) cable with RJ-45 connectors. The cables can be shielded or
unshielded; we recommend that you use shielded.
A straight-though cable is one where the pins of one connector are connected to the same pins of the
other connector.
Table 3.1
Schematic of a Straight-through Cable
DeskStream Ethernet Port
MDI-X device
RJ-45 Pin
Function
RJ-45 Pin
Function
1
TxD+
1
TxD+
2
TxD-
2
TxD-
3
RxD+
3
RxD+
6
RxD-
6
RxD-
Pins 4, 5, 7 and 8 are not used
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Connecting an Ethernet Module to any MDI device
When you connect to an adapter/workstation or a Ringswitch or another DeskStream or any printer/
scanner device then you must use a crossover cable.
Table 3.2
Schematic of a Crossover Cable
DeskStream Ethernet Port
MDI device
Function
RJ-45 Pin
Function
1
TxD+
1
TxD+
2
TxD-
2
TxD-
3
RxD+
3
RxD+
6
RxD-
6
RxD-
Option Modules
RJ-45 Pin
Pins 4, 5, 7 and 8 are not used
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Smart DeskStream ATM Module
The ATM Module is an optional module used to extend the functionality of the DeskStream. It
enables you to connect token-ring LANs to a high-speed ATM Network, thereby giving token-ring
workstations access to ATM-based resources.
The ATM Module enables you to connect token-ring or Ethernet devices into an ATM network
through a single physical interface. To do this the ATM Module supports eight LAN Emulation
Clients (LECs). A LEC behaves like a token-ring or Ethernet port. The ATM Module assigns a
virtual bridge port to each of these LECs to interface with the ATM network.
Connector redundancy
The ATM Module provides a dual redundant OC-3 STS-3c/STM-1 155Mbps connection supporting
ATM Forum specified LAN Emulation. It is an MMF (Multi-Mode Fiber) module and has two
female full duplex SC (Snap Connection) sockets.
Having two connectors provides a resilient link between the DeskStream and the network. One
connector is the ‘active’ connector and carries the data. The second is a redundant ‘standby’
connector that is kept open and ready to take over carrying data in the event of the active connector
failing.
Fiber Interface
Fiber Type
Multimode Fiber
62.5/125mm or 50/125mm
Wavelength
1300 nm
Connectors
Low Cost Fibre Optical Interface Connector (duplex SC Connector)
Cable Length
24
ATM OC-3 STS-3c/STM-1 155Mbps
2km – 62.5/125mm
1km – 50/125mm
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Note: Madge recommends that LANE components are located within an ATM switch.
Note: Currently, a DeskStream Stack will only support a single installed ATM Module.
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Connecting ATM ports
The ATM Module is an ATM edge device running LAN Emulation (LANE) that switches tokenring encapsulated frames to and from the ATM network. The ATM Module can be connected to any
ATM Switch whose port supports:
• 155Mbps network speed
• UNI (User Network Interface) 3.0 or 3.1
• SONET or SDH framing
• ILMI
The ATM Switch can communicate with other ATM devices running LANE v1, for example:
• ATM endstations running token-ring LANE
• ATM endstations running Ethernet LANE
• other edge devices running Ethernet LANE
• other edge devices running token-ring LANE
• other DeskStreams with ATM Modules
Integrating LANs into a high speed ATM network presents a range of possible applications. For
example, token-ring based stations existing on multiple DeskStreams can be connected across an
ATM network.
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Software requirements for installed module
We strongly recommend that you always update the software on your Smart DeskStream switches to
the latest available release, and that you use the same software level on all switches that are
connected as a stack. You can download software updates from the Madge.connect website at
www.madge.com/connect, or order them from your Madge.connect reseller quoting
part number 87-18.
The following table shows the minimum software level we advise according to the option module
installed (if any).
Note: We recommend that you do not use any software release prior to Release 1.6.
Table 3.3
Software versions required for DeskStream modules
DeskStream Modules
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Software Release
Microcode Version
Stacking Module
1.6
1.06.xx
HSTR Copper Module
1.6
1.06.xx
HSTR Fiber Module
1.6
1.06.xx
10/100 Mbps Ethernet Module
1.6
1.06.xx
16/4 Mbps TR Fiber Module
1.6
1.06.xx
ATM Module
1.6
1.06.xx
No option module installed
1.6
1.06.xx
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Chapter 4
Using the command line interface
There are two ways to use the command line interface:
— Telnet
— Serial interface
Telnet connection
Run the Telnet application and enter the IP address of the DeskStream you want to manage. You see
the menu shown in Figure 4.1.
Note: If you use Telnet, the DeskStream must have an IP address.
The serial connection at the rear of the DeskStream enables you to communicate either locally or
remotely with the DeskStream to configure, monitor and manage it.
• To use a local connection, connect a serial cable (9-way D-type) from the serial interface on the
DeskStream to the serial interface on your workstation.
• To use a remote connection you will need a modem (baud rate 9600) to dial in to the
DeskStream.
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Serial connection
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Note: In both cases, run a terminal emulator on your workstation. It must run at a baud rate of 9600,
and preferably be ANSI standard.
The cable specification below is for a DB-9 pin to DB-25 pin terminal cable.
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DB - 9 Pin
Signal
DB - 25 Pin
Signal
1
DCD
20
DTR
2
RXD
2
TXD
3
TXD
3
RXD
4
DTR
6, 8
DSR, DCD
5
GND
7
GND
6
DSR
20
DTR
7
RTS
5
CTS
8
CTS
4
RTS
9
N/A
9
N/A
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Chapter 4
Using the command line interface
How to use the Menu system
The DeskStream Terminal Configuration is a straightforward menu-driven configuration program.
To select a menu item, enter its number and press Enter. If you need to change a configuration,
press 0 to return to the previous menu, and choose a number again.
Figure 4.1 shows the opening menu screen from a Telnet session.
Figure 4.1
DeskStream Terminal Configuration from a Telnet session
DeskStream Terminal Configuration
General
Versions
IP
Port
Port Group
Bridge
Spanning Tree
Download
Debug
Security
ATM
Quit
Command Line
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
Enter selection number:
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Overview of the top level menu commands
General
The General menu enables you to set system values, passwords, and reboot the DeskStream.
Versions
The Versions menu shows you version numbers of software and hardware.
IP
The IP menu enables you to set IP values on the DeskStream, and enable or disable BOOTP,
DHCP, and RARP.
Port
The Port menu enables you to configure the ring speed and spanning tree values for a port, and view
information about a port.
Port Group
The Port Group menu enables you to view and set Port Group information.
Bridge
The Bridge menu enables you to view and set Bridging information.
Spanning Tree
The Spanning Tree menu enables you to view and set spanning tree values.
Download
Use the Download menu to inform your DeskStream from what server it will download software.
The Download menu enables you to configure, initiate, and download software.
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Using the command line interface
Security
Use the Security menu to set passwords and show users of the DeskStream. You can also enable or
disable port security.
Debug
The Debug menu enables you to view debugging information. Should you experience problems with
your DeskStream, contact Madge Customer Support.
ATM
Use the ATM menu to view and configure ATM and ELAN information.
Quit
Quits the session.
Command Line
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More information on selected commands
Displaying the IP address
From the top level, enter 3 for IP, and then 1 for Show IP values. You see the current IP address of
the DeskStream.
Setting the IP address
From the top level, enter 3 for IP, then 2 for Set IP Address. Enter the address and press Enter. From
submenu 3 you can also set values for the Subnet Mask and Gateway.
Displaying the IPX address
From the top level, enter 5 for Port group, and then 1 for Show Port Group Info. The Management
address is the IPX address.
Setting a password (Community String)
From the top level, enter 10 for Security, and then either 4 for a read password, or 5 for a write
password.
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Using the command line interface
Setting the Bridge Mode
The DeskStream supports Source Route and Source Route Transparent Bridging forwarding modes.
Source Routing forwards frames using the Routing Information Field (RIF) segment of the frame.
Source Route Transparent Bridging forwards frames that do not have a RIF by using the MAC
address of the frame.
From the top level enter 6 and then set the Bridge Number and Global Hop limit, and the
Forwarding mode.
Port Bridging
To connect a port on the DeskStream to a different ring number, you must enable Port Bridging.
From the top level enter 4 and then 7 to enable port bridging. Enter the port number of the port you
want to enable port bridging on.
By default the port auto learns the ring number.
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Command Line
To configure it manually press 3 for Configure Bridge Port and 1 for Set Bridge Port Ring Number.
Enter the Port Number and then Ring Number.
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Appendix A
Stacking the DeskStream
You may stack up to eight DeskStreams to provide up to 192 ports. To stack your DeskStream, you
need an optional Stacking Module and cable (part number 58-37).
The TrueView DeskStream Manager will view these stack of DeskStreams as one DeskStream.
Inserting a Stacking Module
Caution: Never insert a Stacking Module into a powered-on DeskStream; the Stacking Module is
not a “hot-swap” device.
1
2
3
4
5
Power-off the DeskStream.
Remove the Stacking blanking plate at the rear of the DeskStream.
Insert the Stacking Module until it is firmly seated in the slot.
Hand tighten the screws.
Power-on the DeskStream.
Stacking
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Stacking DeskStreams
To stack a number of DeskStreams:
1 Insert Stacking Modules into each DeskStream.
2 Stack your DeskStreams or secure them in a rack using the mounting brackets and fixings.
3 Connect the Stacking Cable to the nearest connector on each DeskStream. Be careful to fit the
cable connectors correctly. Hand tighten the screws.
4 Connect the power cables and power-on.
Figure A.1 shows how to connect DeskStreams in a stack. Connect the top stacking cable slot on the
lower DeskStream to the bottom stacking cable slot on the next DeskStream.
Figure A.1
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Appendix A
Stacking the DeskStream
Adding a DeskStream to a working stack
To add a Deskstream to a working stack of DeskStreams:
1 Insert a Stacking Module into the DeskStream.
2 Place the DeskStream on top of the working stack.
3 Power-on the DeskStream.
4 Connect the Stacking Cable to the nearest connector on the DeskStream (see Figure A.1)
5 Reset any DeskStream in the stack to include the additional DeskStream.
Note: A working stack is defined as a stack of DeskStreams that have completed self-test.
Note: You can add a DeskStream to a working DeskStream stack; however, you must reboot the
stack to integrate the additional DeskStream.
Downloading microcode to a working stack
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Stacking
The TrueView DeskStream Manager sees a stack of DeskStreams as one DeskStream. Therefore
downloading the latest microcode to a stack will update the microcode on all of the DeskStreams in
the stack. For information on downloading microcode, see TrueView DeskStream Manager online
help.
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Additional stacking information
• a DeskStream stack is considered a single entity by network management and therefore uses a
single IP address
• you may combine two stacks by connecting the top DeskStream of the first stack to the bottom
DeskStream of the second stack. Reset any DeskStream in either of the stacks and they will
reconfigure as one stack
• if a DeskStream is to be removed from a stack, first power-off the DeskStream and then
disconnect the stacking cables. Re-cable the stack and it will reset
• if a stack of DeskStreams suffers a power failure, it will reset itself when the power returns
• if a DeskStream within a stack suffers a permanent power failure, the stack will reset and
reconfigure itself around this DeskStream. If the failing DeskStream is in the middle of the
stack, two new stacks will form; if the failing DeskStream is located at the top or bottom the
stack will have one less DeskStream
Note: Currently, a DeskStream Stack will only support a single installed Ethernet Module.
Note: Currently, a DeskStream Stack will only support a single installed ATM Module.
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Appendix B
Product Details
Product details
Smart DeskStream Physical Specifications
Table B.1
Smart DeskStream Physical Specifications
Network Type
IEEE 802.5 Token Ring 4, 16, 32Mbps Classic/DTR
Media Interface Shielded RJ-45 supporting 150Ohm STP and 100Ohm UTP cabling
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Number of
Ports
23 slave (concentrator) ports, supporting direct connections to PCs
routers, bridges, switches. 1 Master/slave (node/concentrator) port,
supports connection to shared ring ports.
Up to 192 ports by stacking eight DeskStreams
Auto-speed sensing (Ring speed can be set manually on a per port basis)
Option Slots
1 stacking module slot, 1 option module slot; Slots situated on rear of unit.
Serial Interface
Console/Modem connectivity, EIA/TIA RS232; DB9
Mounting
1U, 19-inch rack-compatible
Dimensions
445mm by 44mm by 325mm
Weight
4.2 Kg
Warranty
1 year
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Smart DeskStream Power Specifications
Table B.2
Smart DeskStream Power Specifications
Supply
100-240V AC auto-ranging
Frequency
47-63 Hz
Thermal Dissipation
110W max, 375.3 BTU/hr
AC Current Rating
2A @ 115V; 1A @ 230V
Smart DeskStream Environmental Specifications
Table B.3
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Smart DeskStream Environmental Specifications
Operating temperatures
10-40 degrees C
Non-operating
temperatures
-25 to 60 degrees C
Operating humidity
10-90% RH non-condensing
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Appendix B
Product details
Table B.4
Product Details
Smart DeskStream EMC/Safety Information
Smart DeskStream EMC/Safety Information
EMC
FCC Class A, EN55022 Class A
EN50082-1, VCCI Class A (Cat.5 UTP)
Safety
UL1950, C UL to CSA C22.2 No.950 EN60950, IEC 950
CE Mark
Yes
Year-2000 Compliant
Yes
Smart DeskStream Module Current Ratings
Check the following table to make sure that the sum of the current ratings for the modules you install
in your DeskStream does not exceed the maximum permissible value of 2.2A.
Table B.5
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Option Module
1.7A
Stacking Module
0.5A
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Smart DeskStream Features
Table B.6
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Smart DeskStream Features
Switching
Cut-through between ports
Forwarding
Source Route Switching
Automatic ring number learning (ISO 8802-5/Amm.1 Annex K)
Microcode updates
TFTP over IP or IPX
MIB Support
RFC 1213, 1573, 1748, 1493
Dedicated Token Ring (DTR) interface/concentrator
Madge stack MIB, Madge box MIB, Madge DeskStream MIB
Spanning Tree
IEEE Spanning Tree, IBM Spanning Tree
Buffers
2Mbytes of Central Buffer Memory
Network
Management
Command line interface over serial or telnet session
SNMP over IP and IPX
Separate read and write community strings (passwords)
DeskStream Manager for Windows 95/98/NT4/2000
DeskStream Manager for UNIX also available
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Appendix B
Product details
Product Details
Smart DeskStream Cabling Lengths
Check the following table for recommended maximum cabling lengths.
Table B.7
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UTP
100 meters
STP
150 meters
UTP with DTR
connections
200 meters
STP with DTR
connections
300 meters
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Smart DeskStream Serial Port Connectors
Table B.8
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Smart DeskStream Serial Port Connectors
Pin
Signal
I/O
Definition
1
DCD
I
Data carrier detect
2
RXD
I
Data receive
3
TXD
O
Data transmit
4
DTR
O
Data terminal ready
5
GND
N/A
Signal ground
6
DSR
I
Data set ready
7
RTS
O
Request to send
8
CTS
I
Clear to send
9
N/A
N/A
N/A
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Appendix C
Legal information and acknowledgments
Mandatory regulations
The sections that follow outline the mandatory regulations governing the installation and operation
of the following products from Madge Networks:
• Smart DeskStream Token Ring Switch
• TR Fiber Module
• HSTR Module
• Ethernet Module
• ATM Module
• Stacking Module
For full safety information refer to the Madge Networks Safety Guidelines (part number: 102-002).
European Directives
The CE mark indicates that all the above named products meet the requirements of the following
European Directives:
• 89/336/EEC Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive
• 93/68/EEC CE Marking Directive
• 73/23/EEC Low Voltage Directive
Warning: This is a Class A product. In a domestic environment this product may cause radio
interference in which case the user may be required to take adequate measures.
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General requirements
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Federal Communications Commission
This equipment complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions:
• the device may not cause harmful interference
• the device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause
undesired operation
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for Class A digital devices,
pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection
against harmful interference to radio communications, when the equipment is operated in a
commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy. If
it is not installed and used in accordance with the instruction manual, or if it is operated in a
residential area, it may cause harmful interference to radio communications. In this case, users will be
required to correct the interference at their own expense.
Industry Canada
This class A digital apparatus meets all the requirements of the Canadian Interference-Causing
Equipment Regulations.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe A respecte toutes les exigences du Règlement sur le matériel
brouilleur du Canada.
Caution: Use of controls or adjustments or procedures other than those specified herein may result
in hazardous radiation exposure.
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Appendix C
Legal information and acknowledgments
Laser devices
If the product contains a laser device, the following statement applies:
• this product complies with FDA 21 CFR 1040.10 and 1040.11 regulations which govern the safe
use of lasers
Acknowledgments
Legal
Madge, the Madge Logo, Smart DeskStream, and TrueView, are trademarks, and in some
jurisdictions may be registered trademarks, of Madge Networks or its affiliated companies. Other
trademarks appearing in this document are the property of their respective owners.
This product incorporates UNI signaling code from Trillium © Copyright 1989- 1994 Trillium
Digital Systems Inc., ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
Copyright © 2000 Madge Networks Limited. All Rights Reserved.
Release date: December 2000
No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored or transmitted in any form, without express
written approval from Madge Networks.
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