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OCTOBER 1994

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MX215C, MX218C

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Multiserver 5000

EXE

5000 MULTISERVER

CUSTOMER

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INFORMATION

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Web site: www.blackbox.comE-mail: info@blackbox.com

 

Multiserver 5000

Multiserver 5000

Multiserver 5000 CommPak

MS5 Expansion Module Sync/Async MS1 Expansion Module—Asynconly MS1 ExpansionModule—12Async—RJ-45

MS1 Expansion Module—12Async—RJ-45w/Line Drivers MS1 V.35 Converter/DCE

MS1 X.21 (V.11) Converter

MS1 Rackmount Kit

Installation and Operation Manual

Warning

Access to the interior of the unit for such purposes as replacing fuses, or any other maintenance-typeof procedure, must be performed only by a qualified technician. Before any such work is performed, the power supply must be disconnected from the source of power to avoid any possibility of electrical shock.

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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

RADIO FREQUENCY INTERFERENCE STATEMENT

This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and if not installed an used properly, that is, in strict accordance with the manufacturer's instructions, may cause interference to radio communication. It has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A computing device in accordance with the specifications in Subpart J of Part 15 of FCC Rules, which are designed to provide reasonable protection against such interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause interference, in which case the user at his own expense will be required to take whatever measures may be required to correct the interference.

Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.

This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class A limits for Radio noise emission from digital apparatus set out in the Radio Interference Regulation of Industry Canada.

Le présent appareil numérique n'émet pas de bruits radioélectriques dépassant les limites applicables aux appareils numériques de la classe A prescrites dans le Règlement sur le brouillage radioélectrique édicté par Industrie Canada.

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Table of Contents

 

Table of Contents

 

1. Specifications

 

Multiserver 5000 (Base Unit) ..................................................................................................

13

Expansion Modules..................................................................................................................

15

MS1 Voice/Fax Cards ..............................................................................................................

16

MS1 56K CSU/DSU Module ...................................................................................................

18

MS RLB Module.......................................................................................................................

18

MS1 NMS Module ....................................................................................................................

19

MS1 V.35 Converter/DCE .......................................................................................................

19

X.21 Converter/DCE...............................................................................................................

19

2. Introduction

 

2.1

The Multiserver 5000 (Base Unit) ...................................................................................

20

2.2

Feeder Muxes ....................................................................................................................

21

2.3

The Commpak ..................................................................................................................

23

2.4

Expansion Modules...........................................................................................................

23

2.5

MS1 Voice/Fax Card.........................................................................................................

23

2.6

MS1 56K CSU/DSU Module (MT150C) ........................................................................

23

2.7

MS RLB Module (MX229A).............................................................................................

23

2.8

MS1 NMS Module (MX227C)..........................................................................................

24

2.9

MS1 V.35 Converter/DCE (MX226)................................................................................

24

2.10 MS1 X.21 (V.11) Converter (MX228C).........................................................................

24

2.11 MS1 Rackmount Kit (RM220)........................................................................................

24

2.12 Documentation ...............................................................................................................

24

2.13 Manual Text Conventions...............................................................................................

25

3. Network Design and Topologies

 

3.1

Initial Considerations .......................................................................................................

26

3.2

Worksheets for the Network .............................................................................................

27

3.3

Nodes and Hubs ...............................................................................................................

27

3.4

Syntax for Node Numbers and IDs ..................................................................................

27

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3.5

Default Node Numbers and Node IDs ............................................................................

27

3.6

Examples of Network Designs ..........................................................................................

29

 

Single Link Point-to-Point.........................................................................................................

29

 

Dual Link Point-to-Point ...........................................................................................................

30

 

String..........................................................................................................................................

31

 

Star .............................................................................................................................................

32

 

Distributed Star .........................................................................................................................

33

4.0 Base-UnitInstallation

 

4.1

Check Contents.................................................................................................................

34

4.2

Plan the Location Based on the Physical Description and Requirements ....................

34

4.2

CommPak Cartridge Installation and Removal ..............................................................

35

 

Installing the CommPak Cartridge ..........................................................................................

35

 

Removing the CommPak Cartridge .........................................................................................

35

4.3

Power Up the Unit ............................................................................................................

35

4.4

LCD Display.......................................................................................................................

36

4.5

Checking the CCM Indicators..........................................................................................

36

4.6

Identify the Module Locations and Channel Numbers..................................................

37

 

Module Location and Nomenclature ......................................................................................

37

 

Channel Location and Nomenclature .....................................................................................

38

5. Module Installation

 

5.1

Module Stacking Order ....................................................................................................

40

5.2

Module-LocationSwitch Settings.....................................................................................

41

5.3

Inter-ModuleStacking Connectors..................................................................................

42

5.4

Blank Back Panel...............................................................................................................

43

5.5

Disassembly Procedures....................................................................................................

43

 

5.5.1 Unplug the Multiserver...................................................................................................

43

 

5.5.2 Remove the Cover ...........................................................................................................

44

 

5.5.3 Remove Blank Back Panels.............................................................................................

45

 

5.5.4 Remove Spacers...............................................................................................................

45

 

5.5.5 Disassembly Considerations............................................................................................

46

 

5.5.6 Removing a Channel Expansion Module (CEM), Voice/Fax Card,

 

 

or CSU/DSU Module.....................................................................................................

46

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5.5.7 Removing the CCM.........................................................................................................

46

5.6

Installation Procedures.....................................................................................................

47

 

5.6.1 Install the Spacers ...........................................................................................................

47

 

5.6.2 Install the CCM................................................................................................................

47

 

5.6.3 Install Channel Expansion Modules ..............................................................................

48

 

5.6.4 Remaining Spacers..........................................................................................................

49

 

5.6.5 Installing Blank Back Panels...........................................................................................

49

 

5.6.6 Put the Cover Back On ...................................................................................................

50

5.8

Converters (Optional Equipment) ..................................................................................

51

 

Installing Converters .................................................................................................................

51

 

Removing Converters................................................................................................................

51

6. Getting Started

 

6.1

Multiserver Base Unit Location .......................................................................................

52

6.2

Connecting an ASCII Terminal........................................................................................

52

6.3

The Command Facility .....................................................................................................

53

 

Access the Command Facility via the Command Mode using ^X <break> ...........................

53

 

Access the Command Facility via $CMD..................................................................................

54

 

Exiting the Command Facility..................................................................................................

54

6.4

Reset Defaults....................................................................................................................

55

6.6

Name the Local Node.......................................................................................................

56

 

Command Facility Configuration.............................................................................................

56

 

LCD/Keypad Configuration.....................................................................................................

57

 

NMS Switch Configuration .......................................................................................................

57

6.6

Quick Setup.......................................................................................................................

58

 

Can You Do a Quick Setup?......................................................................................................

58

 

Preliminary Steps.......................................................................................................................

58

 

The Interconnect Link..............................................................................................................

58

 

The Force-Connection..............................................................................................................

59

7. Bench Configuration and Testing

 

7.1

Overview ............................................................................................................................

60

 

Key to Examples and Illustrations ............................................................................................

60

7.2

Using CSU/DSUs with the Interconnect Link................................................................

62

 

Internal CSU/DSU to Internal CSU/DSU..............................................................................

62

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External CSU/DSU to Internal CSU/DSU .............................................................................

62

 

External CSU/DSU to External CSU/DSU.............................................................................

62

 

CCM Indicators .........................................................................................................................

62

 

Final Installation........................................................................................................................

62

7.3

Using Modems with the Interconnect Link ....................................................................

63

7.4

The Sync Data Channel ....................................................................................................

64

7.5

Testing Asynchronous Data Channels .............................................................................

66

 

Async Channels on the Local Node .........................................................................................

66

 

Async Channels Across the Link...............................................................................................

66

 

Configuration ............................................................................................................................

66

7.6

Testing the RLB Module...................................................................................................

68

 

ThinNet......................................................................................................................................

68

 

ThickNet, 10BASE-T,and Fiber ...............................................................................................

68

 

Further Configuration ..............................................................................................................

68

7.7

Voice/Fax Channels..........................................................................................................

69

 

Force-ConnectedVoice Channels............................................................................................

69

 

Connect the Phone to the Multiserver ....................................................................................

69

 

The Test .....................................................................................................................................

69

8. Link Configuration

 

8.1

Types of Links....................................................................................................................

70

8.2

Avoid Node Duplication ...................................................................................................

70

8.3

Assign a Port for each Link ..............................................................................................

70

8.4

Port Configuration............................................................................................................

71

8.5

The Interconnect Link .....................................................................................................

72

 

Port Configuration for the Interconnect Link ........................................................................

72

 

Install the Interconnect Link....................................................................................................

72

 

Connecting Multiserver Units back-to-back.............................................................................

73

 

Remote Multiserver Configuration ..........................................................................................

73

8.6

The Mux Link....................................................................................................................

75

 

Port Configuration for the Mux Link ......................................................................................

75

 

Install the Mux Link..................................................................................................................

75

 

Feeder Mux Node IDs...............................................................................................................

76

8.7

The X.21 Link ...................................................................................................................

77

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Introduction to X.21 .................................................................................................................

77

 

Port Configuration for the X.21 Link ......................................................................................

77

 

Configuration of X.21 Link Parameters ..................................................................................

77

 

Install the X.21 Link..................................................................................................................

80

 

X.21 Feeder Mux Node IDs ......................................................................................................

80

 

X.21 Channels ...........................................................................................................................

80

 

X.21 Calls ...................................................................................................................................

80

8.8

Review Link Configuration...............................................................................................

81

9. Data-ChannelConfiguration

 

9.1

Port Configuration............................................................................................................

82

9.2

Synchronous Channels .....................................................................................................

83

 

Protocol Menu...........................................................................................................................

83

 

Sync Channel Parameters .........................................................................................................

83

 

Control Signals ..........................................................................................................................

85

9.3

Asynchronous Channels ...................................................................................................

93

 

Async Channel Menu ................................................................................................................

93

 

Channel Characteristics ............................................................................................................

94

 

Channel Features ......................................................................................................................

98

 

Extended Features...................................................................................................................

101

9.4

Copy Channel Parameters..............................................................................................

102

9.5

Review Data-ChannelConfiguration .............................................................................

103

 

Reviewing Sync-ChannelConfiguration ................................................................................

103

 

Reviewing Async-ChannelConfiguration ..............................................................................

104

9.6

Connecting Data Channel Cables..................................................................................

105

10. Switching Configuration

 

10.1 Switching Control .........................................................................................................

106

10.2

Point-to-PointDedicated (Force Connect All) ...........................................................

109

10.3 Force-Connectinga Range ...........................................................................................

110

 

Example of Force-Connectinga Range .................................................................................

111

10.4 Synchronous Connections............................................................................................

111

10.5 Asynchronous Connections..........................................................................................

112

 

Async Force-Connections........................................................................................................

112

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Fixed Destination Connection ...............................................................................................

112

 

Class Connections ...................................................................................................................

112

 

Node/Class Connection .........................................................................................................

113

 

Matrix Connection ..................................................................................................................

113

10.6

Matching Capability for Asynchronous Channels.......................................................

114

10.7

Asynchronous-ChannelSwitching Parameters............................................................

115

10.8

Classes ............................................................................................................................

118

 

What is a Switching Class?.......................................................................................................

118

 

Example of a Switching Class .................................................................................................

120

 

Planning a Class.......................................................................................................................

120

 

Configuring a Class .................................................................................................................

120

 

Review Class Configuration ....................................................................................................

123

 

Review Class Messages.............................................................................................................

123

10.9

Connect Protocol Details..............................................................................................

124

 

Dedicated Protocol..................................................................................................................

124

 

DTR Protocol...........................................................................................................................

124

 

Auto (Answer) Protocol..........................................................................................................

126

10.10 Port Contention/Queueing .......................................................................................

126

10.11 X.21 Switching Considerations ..................................................................................

127

10.12 Review Switching Configuration for an Async Channel ...........................................

129

11. Administration

 

11.1

Reset...............................................................................................................................

130

 

Keypad Reset............................................................................................................................

130

 

Command Facility Reset .........................................................................................................

131

11.2

The Command Mode ...................................................................................................

133

Entering the Command Mode .............................................................................................................

133

 

Exiting the Command Mode..................................................................................................

133

11.3

Configuring the Command Facility .............................................................................

135

11.4

Messages ........................................................................................................................

140

 

Alarm Messages .......................................................................................................................

140

 

Event Messages ........................................................................................................................

140

 

Class Messages .........................................................................................................................

140

 

Broadcast Messages .................................................................................................................

140

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Dialog Messages.......................................................................................................................

141

11.5

Network Security ...........................................................................................................

144

 

Passwords .................................................................................................................................

141

 

Lock-OutConfiguration .........................................................................................................

147

11.6

Status/Statistics .............................................................................................................

148

11.7

Link Administration......................................................................................................

154

 

Reset .........................................................................................................................................

154

 

Status/Statistics........................................................................................................................

154

 

Channel Priority Over the Link..............................................................................................

154

11.8

Channel Administration ...............................................................................................

154

11.9

Switching Administration .............................................................................................

155

12. Diagnostics

 

12.1

Self-Test..........................................................................................................................

157

12.2

Terminate Test...............................................................................................................

157

12.3

Async Channel Loopback in the Command Mode.....................................................

157

 

Local Echo ...............................................................................................................................

157

 

Remote Echo ...........................................................................................................................

157

 

Local Fox .................................................................................................................................

158

 

Remote Fox..............................................................................................................................

158

12.4

System Diagnostics in the Command Facility..............................................................

159

 

Remote Composite Loopback ................................................................................................

159

 

Link Channel Loopback .........................................................................................................

159

 

Async Channel Output............................................................................................................

160

 

Sync Channel Loopback .........................................................................................................

161

 

Voice/Fax Tests .......................................................................................................................

162

 

Integral Device Tests ...............................................................................................................

162

 

LED Test ..................................................................................................................................

162

 

Memory Dump ........................................................................................................................

162

12.5

Testing the Network......................................................................................................

163

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