Interfaces

The systems support the following interfaces:

  • 10/100/1000Mb Ethernet management interface (RJ45)

  • USB port (Type A)

  • RS232 Console port (RJ45)

  • Reset button

  • Status and Port LEDs

  • Lane select LEDs and power button

In order to reviLane select LEDs and LS PBew the full configuration options matrix, refer to Management Interfaces, PSUs and Fans.

Speed

Ethernet speed must be set manually. The system’s ports can be manually configured to run at a wide range of speeds (for more details, see Specifications). To change the port speed configuration, refer to the Switch Port Attributes chapter in the Cumulus Linux User Guide.

Warning

The Console port is labeled

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The “Console” port is an RS232 serial port on the front side of the chassis that is used for initial configuration and debugging. Upon first installation of the system, the user must connect a PC to this interface and configure network parameters for remote connections. To view the full procedure, refer to Interface Configuration and Management chapter in the Cumulus Linux User Guide.

Warning

RJ45 Ethernet “MGT” port is labeled

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The RJ45 Ethernet “MGT” port provides access for remote management. The management port is configured with auto-negotiation capabilities by default (10MbE to 1000GbE). The management ports’ network attributes (such as IP address) need to be pre-configured via the RS232 serial console port or by DHCP before use. To view the full procedure, refer to Interface Configuration and Management chapter in the Cumulus Linux User Guide.

Important

Make sure you use only FCC compliant Ethernet cables.

The USB interface is USB 3.0 compliant and can be used by the operating system to connect to an external disk for software upgrade or file management. The connector complies with the USB 3.0 type A standard.

To view the full matrix of the USB configuration options, refer to Management Interfaces, PSUs and Fans.

Warning

USB 1.0 is not supported.

Warning

Do not use excessive force when inserting or extracting the USB disk to and from the connector.

The reset button is located on the front side of the system. This reset button requires a tool to be pressed.

Important

Do not use a sharp pointed object such as a needle or a push pin for pressing the reset button. Use a flat object to push the reset button.

For Cumulus Linux password reset instructions, please refer to the Single User Mode - Password Recovery section in the Cumulus Linux User Guide.

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