Configuring an MRV
The MRV provides IP (network) access to serial COM ports, such as PBX Core or MGC TTY's. In a PBX environment, the network side is generally connected to the ELAN data switch - however, before doing this, the MRV needs to be configured.
The following username and passwords are the defaults:
- The default login username is InReach (with a capital I and R).
The default login password is access.
- To enter the "superuser" mode, type enable at the
The default superuser password is system.
If the superuser password is not known, the MRV will need to be reset to factory defaults (from the
ppciboot Main menu).
1. Connect a terminal to the DIAG Port (port 0) - 9600,8,N, Xon/Xoff (or NONE).
2. The "Main Menu" displays, and the unit starts loading after 8 seconds.
3. "... would you like to run Initial Connectivity Setup? y/n" displays. Press y (yes).
4. Enter the Superuser password: system. The "Quick Configuration" menu displays:
Quick Configuration menu 1 Unit IP address 2 Subnet mask 3 Default Gateway 4 Domain Name Server 5 Domain Name Suffix 6 Cluster Secret 7 Superuser Password 8 Exit and Save Enter your choice:
5. Enter the appropriate values for IP address, Subnet mask, and Gateway. Press 8 to Exit and Save.
CONFIGURATION SUMMARY 1 Unit IP address 220.127.116.11 2 Subnet mask 255.255.255.0 3 Default Gateway 18.104.22.168 4 Domain Name Server 5 Domain Name Suffix 6 Cluster Secret 7 Superuser Password Not Changed 8 Exit and Save Is this information correct? (y/n): y
6. Press y, then Save the configuration to flash memory.
7. Press Enter several times to display the Login: prompt. The default login name is InReach, the default password is access
8. Enter the following commands at the InReach (password: system) command prompt:
InReach:0 >enable Password: system InReach:0 >>config port async 1-16 speed 9600 InReach:0 >>config port async 1-16 no autohangup InReach:0 >>config port async 1-16 no authentication InReach:0 >>config port async 1-16 no authentication outbound InReach:0 >>save config flash .......... InReach:0 >>
Note: At the
InReach:0 >> (SU) prompt, type setup to re-run the setup utility, eg: to change IP addresses, at any time.
Accessing and Configuring the GUI:
To perform this procedure, you need a PC with Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 1.4.2 or later installed. A suitable Java installer is on the supplied CD. You must also have correctly programmed the MRV with the correct IP adresses (as above) before hand.
- In a browser window, type the IP address of your LX-4000T
unit. The LX-Series Console Access page displays.
- Click on the Launch Secure Console button.
- If Java is correctly installed, a Security Warning window displays:
- Accept the Security prompt. The Security Warning window closes.
- Enter your Username and Password, and click Login.
The defaults are username: InReach and password: access.
Using Web Configure Mode:
- If you log in as a "user", the following window displays:
- To log in as a "superuser", click the Admin button on the toolbar and enter the default Superuser password: system.
You can now configure the unit via the GUI.
- Click on the menu items on the left side of the window.
For example, selecting Ports: Async opens the Async ports window.
- Configure the Async ports as required.
- Connect the (PBX) TTY's with the special RJ-45 to DB-9 cables, and test.
The MRV is a DTE device, so some null modem adapters maybe required.
To connect to a serial port:
There may be 8 (LX-4008), 16 (LX-4016), 32 (LX-4032), or 48 (LX-4048) Serial Ports, depending on model.
Serial Ports are assigned Telnet port numbers 2100-6800, and SSH port numbers 2122-6822, by default.
You can connect to a Serial Port device by using the MRV-IP address followed by the port number of the Serial Port.
> telnet 22.214.171.124 2100 - to connect to serial port #1
To access the MRV's command line interface (CLI), Telnet/SSH to the default ports (Telnet: 23, SSH: 22).
Note: if you use the standard DOS telnet program in Windows, there is no colon before the port number, in OS X there is.
Changing the Telnet Port:
ONLY IF NECESSARY, you can change the interface telnet port number with the following commands:
InReach> enable Password> system InReach>> config Config:0>> interface 1 Intf 1-1:0>> telnet port #NOTE: If you change the port number, be sure not to use a socket number assigned to another application or daemon
To access the CLI port from a terminal attached to a serial port:
- Press Return several times to autobaud (if autobaud is enabled) the port and get the Login: prompt.
- Enter your login name (default is InReach).
- Enter your password (default is access).
- The Superuser password default is system.
You'll need a TFTP server, such as PumpKIN, running on your network.
Telnet into your MRV, login as a Superuser, and issue the following command:
> save configuration network <filename> <ip>
A backup file will be placed in the TFTP servers root directory.
The Modem Port:
The modem port allows dial-in access. If present (factory option), connect a phone line to the modem's RJ11 connector.
The Modem port number is as follows:
- LX-4008M - port number 9
- LX-4016M - port number 17
- LX-4032M - port number 33
- LX-4048M - port number 49
InReach:0>> prompt, enter
show port async 33 modem to display the LX-4032M modem port fields.