5. Basic Configuration
This section describes the basic configuration procedure for all RSM-8R4 units. For
more information on Reboot Options and Alarm Configuration, please refer to Section 6
and Section 7.
5.1. Communicating with the RSM-8R4 Unit
In order to configure the RSM-8R4, you must first connect to the unit, and access
command mode. Note that, the RSM-8R4 offers two separate configuration interfaces;
the Web Browser Interface and the Text Interface. In addition, the RSM-8R4 also offers
three different methods for accessing command mode; via network, via modem, or via
local console. The Web Browser interface is only available via network, and the Text
Interface is available via network (SSH or Telnet), modem or local PC.
5.1.1. The Text Interface
The Text Interface (also known as the "Command Line Interface" or "CLI") consists of a
series of simple ASCII text menus, which allow you to set options and define parameters
by entering the number for the desired option using your keyboard, and then typing in
the value for that option.
Since the Web Browser Interface and Telnet accessibility are both disabled in the
default state, you will need to use the Text Interface to contact the unit via Local PC or
SSH connection when setting up the unit for the first time. After you have accessed
command mode using the Text Interface, you can then enable Web Access and Telnet
Access, if desired, in order to allow future communication with the unit via Web Browser
or Telnet. You will not be able to contact the unit via Web Browser or Telnet until you
have enabled those options.
Once Telnet Access is enabled, you will then be able to use the Text Interface to
communicate with the RSM-8R4 via local PC, Telnet or SSH connection. You can also
use the Text Interface to access command mode via an external modem installed at one
of the RSM-8R4's serial ports.
In order to use the Text Interface, your installation must include:
• Access via Network: The RSM-8R4 must be connected to your TCP/IP Network,
and your PC must include a communications program (such as HyperTerminal.)
• Access via Modem: A phone line must be connected to the RSM-8R4's internal
modem. In addition, your PC must include a communications program.
• Access via Local PC: Your PC must be connected to an RSM-8R4 Serial Port,
the Serial Port must be configured for Any-to-Any Mode, and your PC must include
a communications program. Serial Port 1 is designated as a Set Up Port, and
by default, is configured for communication with a local control device. Note
that Serial Port 2 can also function as a Set Up Port, providing that you have not
reconfigured Port Mode or Administrator Access at that port.