Allied Telesis Converteon AT-CV5000- User Manual
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Chapter 1: Overview

AT-CV5000Overview

The AT-CV5000media converter, as shown inFigure 1, is a modular unit that simplifies the task of building and maintaining a Fast Ethernet or Gigabit Ethernet network.

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When you connect workgroup hubs and other switches to the chassis, the AT-CV5000media converter functions as the focal point of your network. Or you can connect workstations, servers, printers, and routers directly to the chassis so that each device has sole use of a dedicated link to the network.

A managed AT-CV5000media converter includes at least oneAT-CV5M01Management Card which contains a CPU. The management card is shipped with theAT-S70management software preinstalled which allows you to manage the chassis and line cards, even remotely. The management card fits into any of the 18 line card slots on the front of theAT-CV5000chassis. When more than one management card is installed, one acts as a master card and the others operate as redundantfail-overcards.

An unmanaged AT-CV5000media converter has no management card and thus does not provide you with the capability to manage the chassis and line cards through theAT-S70management software. In order to configure the operational mode of the line cards, you must set the line card’s DIP switches.

An unmanaged AT-CV5000chassis does offers centralized power and air flow to the line cards. The LED interface card provides information about the power supplies and fans and a chassis reset button. The chassis will provide an unmanaged automated sequence power up to permit gradual loading of the power supplies from cold boot.

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