Home > Articles > Networking > Voice/IP Communications

This chapter is from the book

How to Set Up the RPM

This section describes the steps you must follow to set up the RPM in your MGX switch. This procedure assumes that the RPM is newly installed and is set with the factory defaults:

Step 1

Log into the active PXM1 using your user ID and password. This begins a CLI session.

Step 2

Type cd C:/RPM. This changes to the RPM directory on the PXM1 hard drive.

Step 3

Type ll. This lists the contents of the E:/RPM directory. Verify that the IOS image is on the PXM1 hard drive. The IOS image will have a name such as rpm-js-mz.121-5.3.T_XT.

Step 4

If the IOS runtime image you need is not on the PXM1 hard drive, download it from its source (such as PC or workstation) using a TFTP application. Make sure the file is put into the C:/RPM directory. This copies the IOS image to the PXM1 hard drive.

Step 5

Log into the RPM using the RPM console port. This starts a CLI session on the RPM.

Step 6

Type enable. This puts you in privileged EXEC mode.

Step 7

Type configure terminal. This starts global configuration mode.

Step 8

Type boot system c:<filename>, where filename is the IOS runtime image filename described in Step 3. This configures the RPM to download the IOS image from the PXM1 hard drive.

Step 9

Type interface switch <slot-number>/1. This starts interface-specific configuration mode.

Step 10

Type no shutdown. This brings up the RPM ATM switch interface.

Step 11

Press Ctrl-Z. This ends configuration mode.

Step 12

Type copy running-config start-config. This copies the running configuration to the startup configuration and saves the configuration changes you have made.

Step 13

Type reload. You are prompted to confirm the reload. The RPM reboots and loads the IOS image. This process takes a few minutes. If you are not directly attached to the RPM console, your CLI session ends.

Step 14

Log back into the PXM1. This starts a CLI session.

Step 15

Monitor the RPM using the dspcds command. This outputs the card status. The RPM becomes active when the process is complete.

Step 16

Log into the RPM using the RPM console port. This starts a CLI session on the RPM.

Step 17

Type show interface switch <slot-number>/1 and verify that the ATM switch interface is up.

Step 18

Type enable. This puts you in privileged EXEC mode.

Step 19

Type configure terminal. This starts global configuration mode.

Step 20

Type hostname <hostname>. This configures the RPM host name.

Step 21

Type enable password {0 | 7 | level} [level-number] <password>. This sets the enable password.

Step 22

Type line vty <first-line-number> <last-line-number>. This creates virtual terminal lines and starts line-specific configuration mode.

Step 23

Type password {0 | 7} <password>. This sets the virtual terminal access password.

Step 24

Type exit. This exits line-specific configuration mode and returns you to global configuration mode.

Step 25

Type rpmrscprtn par <ingress-percent> <egress-percent> <minimum-VPI> <maximum-VPI> <minimum-VCI> <maximum-VCI> <LCNS>. This creates a PAR partition on the RPM.

Step 26

Press Ctrl-Z. This ends configuration mode.

Step 27

Type copy running-config start-config. This copies the running configuration to the startup configuration and saves the configuration changes you have made.

Step 28

Log back into the PXM1. This starts a CLI session.

Step 29

Log into the RPM CLI by typing cc <slot number>. This starts a CLI session on the RPM and confirms communication on the cell bus between the PXM1 and RPM.


You have completed the steps necessary to set up the RPM in your MGX switch.

  • + Share This
  • 🔖 Save To Your Account