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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.

Installing SFPs

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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.

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  • Insert the SFP Gigabit Ethernet LC or SFP Gigabit Ethernet copper RJ-45 transceivers into SBC 5100/5110 media ports 0-1, SBC 5200/5210 media ports 0-3, as needed.
  • Insert the SFP Gigabit Ethernet LC or SFP Gigabit Ethernet copper RJ-45 transceivers into HA ports 0-1, as needed.
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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).

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  1. Attach an Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) wrist strap (provided in the 
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    kit) using the ESD grounding point on the rear panel of the chassis (see Connecting Electrostatic Discharge Wrist Strap).
  2. Insert the Sonus-approved SFP transceiver into the desired socket and ensure that the proper orientation when inserting, and that you will hear a click-in when the SFP is seated correctly.
  3. Connect/reconnect the fiber optic and/or CAT 5 cables, as appropriate, to media and HA ports.
  4. Verify LEDs above the part are flashing indicating link status and data activity.
  5. Verify port functionality using the CLI show status system commands once the SBC application software is installed and the system is up and running (for details, see show status system).
    1. Verify management and packet port functionality:

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      > show status system ethernetPort 
    2. Verify HA port functionality:

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      > show status system highAvailabilityPort 
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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.

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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.

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Connecting High Availability Ports

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1Management and HA Port Connections for SBC 5100

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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.

Connecting Alarm Ports

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The Alarm port is not supported by the SBC 5000 series application software in this release.

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Each Alarm In port is an isolated, current-sourcing sensor which expects to see an external dry contact connection open and close.

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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.)

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 Pin 1 is beside the Alarm In text on the module face plate.

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