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This section provides information on connecting media (packet) ports, HA ports, management ports, serial port and alarms ports and installing SFPs.
Sonus-provided SFP modules must be used to guarantee proper operation of the external ports. Failure to follow this recommendation may cause permanent damage to the system.
The following SFP transceivers are compatible with SBC 5000 series in all Media and HA ports:
SFP transceivers must be installed in the Media and HA (if configured for HA) ports of each SBC 5000 series server before making the fiber/copper connections.
The router(s) connected to the Media ports MUST support Gigabit speeds. Otherwise, the Gigabit Media ports will not be able to communicate with the router(s).
Follow these steps to install SFPs for the first time. To replace an SFP, see the CRU document SBC 5000 Series SFPs.
show status systemcommands once the SBC application software is installed and the system is up and running (for details, see show status system).
Verify management and packet port functionality:
Verify HA port functionality:
If an unsupported SFP module is inserted, an error message similar to the following displays:
PNPS: pkt1 SFP detected not supported by Sonus! Turning pkt1 off!
PNPS: Replace pkt1 SFP with an approved Sonus part to ensure NEBS. Replace the SFP modules to resolve issue.
When connecting a serial cable to the rear serial port of the SBC server for communication with a host PC, refer to the figure below for the serial port location.
The following table lists the serial port settings for the host PC.
Serial Port Settings
The DB9 serial cable pin-out is shown below.
Pin Signal Type 1 DCD 2 RXD 3 TXD 4 DTR 5 GND 6 DSR 7 RTS 8 CTS 9 RI
To establish the Management port connections, connect the CAT5e cable to the Mgmt 0 and Mgmt 1 ports. The CAT5e cable may be connected to a switch, router, LAN or WAN as per the customer requirements.
The physical connection between two SBC 5000 series systems consists of a pair of GigE cables (Use the Single mode or Multi mode fiber optic CAT5e cable (NON-CROSSOVER TYPE ONLY), directly connected between each HA ports.
The HA connections provides both box-Level and port-level redundancy system. The HA pair system consists of four management ports; two ports each per system. When a switchover occurs, the logical management address follows the currently active server. For the Media ports, the MAC and IP addresses float (are replicated from active to standby on fail-over).
If using fiber SFPs for HA connections, both ends of an HA connection must use the same type. Connecting a single mode SFP to a multi-mode will not work.
The Alarm port is not supported by the SBC 5000 series application software in this release.
The SBC 5000 series ports, allow you to sense (Alarm In) and issue (Alarm Out) external signal. The Alarm Port utilizes a DB15 pin connector and supports 4 output alarms and 2 input alarms. You must create the remainder of the cable, wiring the appropriate sensor or alarm leads to the screw terminator on the connector.
The following table lists the Alarm port pin details and their descriptions.
Minor Reset Return
Major Reset Return
Critical Alarm Normally Open
Critical Alarm Normally Closed
Critical Alarm Return
Minor Alarm Return
Minor Alarm Normally Open
Minor Alarm Normally Closed
Major Alarm Normally Open
Major Alarm Normally Closed
Major Alarm Return
Power Alarm Normally Open
Power Alarm Return
Each Alarm Out port is a dry relay contact. Each contact will withstand up to 60 volts DC maximum when open, and will carry up to 1 ampere DC maximum when closed.
The following table lists the pin out for the Alarm Out port.
Power Out or Reset Condition
Alarm Out 1
Alarm Out 1 Return
Alarm Out 2
Alarm Out 2 Return
|5||Alarm Out 3||Open|
Alarm Out 3 Return
Alarm Out 4
Alarm Out 4 Return
Each Alarm In port is an isolated, current-sourcing sensor which expects to see an external dry contact connection open and close.
No external voltage or current should be applied to the Alarm In ports.
For proper operation, the total external load (wiring plus dry contacts) on an Alarm In port must be less than 200 ohms. (Each Alarm In port can source up to 20 milliamperes DC of current maximum, and withstand a voltage drop of up to 7.5 volts DC maximum across an external load.)
Pin 1 is beside the Alarm In text on the module face plate.
The following table lists the pin-out for the Alarm In port.
Power Out or Reset Condition
Alarm In 1
Alarm In 1 Return
Alarm In 2
Alarm In 2 Return