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Ports and Connectors

The vEdge 1000 router supports three types of ports: network ports (also called SFP ports), management port, and console port.

Network Ports (SFP Ports)

The built-in Gigabit Ethernet network ports on the vEdge 1000 router support 1-Gbps SFP transceiver modules.

Table 1 provides the pinout information for the built-in SFP port connector. The SFP ports comply with the SFP MSA standards.

Table 1: SFP Port Connector Pinout Information

Pin

Signal

Description

1

VeeT

Module transmitter ground

2

TX_Fault

Module transmitter fault

3

TX_Disable

Transmitter disable

4

SDA

Two-wire serial interface data line

5

SCL

Two-wire serial interface clock

6

MOD_ABS

Module absent

7

RS0

Rate select 0; optionally controls SFP module receiver

8

RX_LOS

Receiver loss of signal indication

9

RS1

Rate select 1; optionally controls SFP transmitter

10

VeeR

Module receiver ground

11

VeeR

Module receiver ground

12

RD-

Receiver inverted data output

13

RD+

Receiver non-inverted data output

14

VeeR

Module receiver ground

15

VccR

Module receiver 3.3-V supply

16

VccT

Module transmitter 3.3-V supply

17

VeeT

Module transmitter ground

18

TD+

Transmitter non inverted data input

19

TD-

Transmitter inverted data input

20

VeeT

Module transmitter ground

Network Port LEDs

Each network port on the vEdge 1000 router has two LEDs—the link/activity/status LED and the LAN/WAN LED. See Figure 1.

Figure 1: LEDs on the SFP Network Ports on a vEdge 1000 Router

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Table 2 describes the Link/Activity/Status LED on the network ports.

Table 2: Link/Activity/Status LED on Network Ports

Color

State & Description

Green

  • Blinking—The port and the link are active, and there is link activity.
  • On steadily—The port and the link are active, but there is no link activity.

 

Yellow 

  • Blinking—The link is negotiated and active at a speed of 10M/100M, and there is link activity.
  • On steadily—The link is negotiated and active at a speed of 10M/100M, but there is no link activity.

Alternating green and yellow

  • An SFP has been detected in the port.

Off

  • The port and link are not active.

Table 3 describes the LAN/WAN LED on the network ports.

Table 3: LAN/WAN LED on Network Ports

Color

State & Description

Green

  • On steadily—The port is configured as a WAN port.
  • Off—The port is configured as a LAN port.

Management Port

The management Ethernet port on a vEdge 1000 router uses an RJ-45 connector to connect to a management device for out-of-band management.

The management port uses an autosensing RJ-45 connector to support a 10/100/1000Base-T connection. The two LEDs on the port indicate link/activity on the port as well as the link speed status of the port. See Management Port LEDs below.

Table 4 provides the pinout information for the RJ-45 connector for the management port.

Table 4: Management Port Connector Pinout Information

Pin

Signal

Description

1

TRP1+

Transmit/receive data pair 1

2

TRP1-

Transmit/receive data pair 1

3

TRP2+

Transmit/receive data pair 2

4

TRP3+

Transmit/receive data pair 3

5

TRP3-

Transmit/receive data pair 3

6

TRP2-

Transmit/receive data pair 2

7

TRP4+

Transmit/receive data pair 4

8

TRP4-

Transmit/receive data pair 4

Management Port LEDs

The management port on the vEdge 1000 router has two LEDs that indicate link/activity and port status. See Figure 2.

Figure 2: LEDs on the Management Port on a vEdge 1000 Router

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Table 5 describes the LEDs on the management port.

Table 5: LEDs on the Management Port in a vEdge Router

LED

Color

State & Description

Link/Activity

Green

Blinking—Link is up and there is link activity

Steady On— Link is up but there is no link activity

Off —Link is not up

Status

Green/Yellow/Off

Indicates the speed of the link:
Green—1000 Mbps
Yellow—100 Mbps
Off—10 Mbps

Console Port

The console port on a vEdge 1000 router is accessible via the following external interfaces:

  • An RS-232 serial interface that uses an RJ-45 connector to connect to a console management device.
  • A USB serial interface that uses a standard USB Type B connector to connect to a console management device. See Figure 3.

Figure 3: USB Type B Connector

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At any given time, you can activate only one of the external interfaces. The default baud rate for the console port is 115,200 baud.

Table 6 provides the pinout information for the RJ-45 console port connector. A USB Type-A to Type-B cable is shipped with the vEdge 1000 router as standard accessory for console port connection.

Table 6: RJ-45 Console Port Connector Pinout Information for a vEdge 1000 Router

Pin

Signal

Description

1

RTS Output

Request to send

2

NC

No connect

3

TxD Output

Transmit data

4

Signal Ground

Signal ground

5

Signal Ground

Signal ground

6

RxD Input

Receive data

7

NC

No connect

8

CTS Input

Clear to send

RJ-45–to–DB-9 Serial Port Adapter Pinout

The console port on a vEdge 1000 router is an RS-232 serial interface that uses an RJ-45 connector to connect to a management device such as a PC or a laptop. If your laptop or PC does not have a DB-9 male connector pin and you want to connect your laptop or PC to a vEdge 1000 router, use a combination of the RJ-45–to–DB-9 female adapter along with a USB–to–DB-9 male adapter as shown in Figure 4. Note that the vEdge router does not ship with an RJ-45–to–DB-9 serial port adapter cable.

Figure 4: vEdge 1000 Router Connected to a Laptop via RJ-45–to–DB-9 Cable

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Table 7 provides the wiring and pinout information for the RJ-45–to–DB-9 serial port adapter cable.

Table 7: RJ-45toDB-9 Serial Port Adapter Cable Pinout Information for a vEdge 1000 Router

RJ-45 Pin

Signal

DB9 Pin

Signal

1

RTS

8

CTS

3

TXD

2

RXD

4

GND

5

GND

6

RXD

3

TXD

8

CTS

7

RTS

You can also connect the vEdge 1000 router to a management device such as a PC or a laptop using an RJ-45–to–RJ45 cable as shown in Figure 5. Note that the vEdge router does not ship with an RJ-45–to–RJ-45 cable.

Figure 5: vEdge 1000 Router Connected to a Laptop via RJ-45–to–RJ-45 Cable

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