3. Getting Started
This section describes a simplified installation procedure for our RSM-8,
RSM-16, RSM-16DC, RSM-32 and RSM-32DC models, which will allow you
to communicate with the unit in order to demonstrate basic features and check
for proper operation.
Note that this Quick Start Guide does not provide a detailed description of unit
configuration, or discuss advanced operating features in detail. In order to take
full advantage of the features provided by this unit, it is recommended that
you should complete the entire Installation and Configuration sections after
performing this Quick Start procedure.
3.1. Quick Hardware Installation
3.1.1. Apply Power to the RSM
Refer to the safety precautions listed at the beginning of this User’s Guide and
in Section 4, and then connect the unit to an appropriate power source. Note
that RSM-8, RSM-16 and RSM-32 units are designed for 100 to 240 VAC,
50/60 Hz operation and feature an auto sensing power supply; while
RSM-16DC and RSM-32DC models are designed for -48 VDC operation.
When power is applied to the RSM, the ON LED should light, and the RDY
LED should begin to flash. Note however, that the boot up procedure may take
up to two minutes; this delay is due to the time required to generate SSH keys.
3.1.2. Connect your Control Device to the RSM
The RSM can either be controlled via local PC Serial Port, modem, or TCP/IP
network. In order to connect ports or select parameters, commands are issued
to the RSM via either the Network Port, Modem or RS232 Setup Port. Note
that it is not necessary to connect to both the Network and Setup Ports, and that
the Setup Port can be connected to either a local PC or an external modem.
Network Port: Connect your 10Base-T or 100Base-T network interface
to the RSM 10/100Base-T Network port.
Console Port: Use the supplied null modem cable to connect your PC
COM port to the RSM Set-Up Port (RS232).
Modem: Connect your phone line to the RSM’s Phone Line (Modem)
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