The Status Screens
8.2. The Port and Plug Status Screens
The Port Status screen and Plug Status screen show the current status of the
RSM-8R4's serial ports and switched plugs. The Port Status screen lists the user-
defined port name and port mode for each serial port, as well as the buffer count,
connection status and the names of any user's currently accessing these ports. The
Plug Status screen shows the On/Off status of the switched outlets, and lists user-
defined Plug Names, Boot/Sequence Delay values, and Default On/Off settings.
• In the Text Interface, Port and Plug status is shown on a single screen. In
the Web Browser Interface, Port and Plug status is shown on two separate
• When Port Status and Plug Status is viewed by an account with Administrator
or SuperUser command access, all RSM-8R4 serial ports and plugs are
listed. When Port Status and Plug Status is viewed by an account with User
or ViewOnly command access, then the screen will list only the serial ports
and switched outlets that are allowed by that account.
• The Port and Plug Status screens also display the current temperature
reading for the RSM-8R4 unit.
• The Plug Status screen also shows the current status of the RSM-8R4's
Internal Modem Port.
To view the Plug Status Screen, access the RSM-8R4 command mode and then
proceed as follows:
• Text Interface: Type /S and press [Enter].
• Web Browser Interface: Click on the "Port Status" link on the left hand side of the
screen to display the Port Status Screen. Click on the "Plug Status" link on the left
hand side of the screen to display the Plug Status Screen.
Serial Port Status: The Port and Plug Status Screen in the Text Interface and the Port
Status Screen in the Web Interface both list the following parameters for the RSM-8R4's
• Port: The number of each serial port.
• Name: The user-defined name for each serial port.
• Username: When a user is connected to a given serial port, this column will show
the name of the user account that initiated the connection.
• Status: The connection status of each serial port is displayed as follows:
• Network Connection: This column will read "Free" if the corresponding port is
not currently connected.
• Network Connection: If the Network port is connected to a given serial port, this
column will read "C-Nnn" (where nn is the number of the virtual network port that
is connected to the port.
• Connection to Another Serial Port: This column will read "C-0n" (where n is the
number of the serial port that is connected to this port) if one of the other serial
ports is currently connected to the port.