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Connecting Cisco T1 and E1 IMA Network Modules to the Network

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Connecting Cisco T1 and E1 IMA Network Modules to the Network

IMA Network Modules

Connecting T1/E1 IMA Ports to the Network

IMA Network Module Interface Numbering

T1/E1 IMA Network Module LEDs

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Connecting Cisco T1 and E1 IMA Network Modules to the Network


Revised: May 1, 2008, OL-12816-01

This guide describes how to connect Cisco T1 and E1 inverse multiplexing for ATM (IMA) network modules to your network. It contains the following sections:

IMA Network Modules

Connecting T1/E1 IMA Ports to the Network

IMA Network Module Interface Numbering

T1/E1 IMA Network Module LEDs

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IMA Network Modules

This section provides information about the following network modules:

4-port T1 IMA network module (NM-4T1-IMA) (see Figure 1)

8-port T1 IMA network module (NM-8T1-IMA) (see Figure 2)

4-port E1 IMA network module (NM-4E1-IMA) (see Figure 3)

8-port E1 IMA network module (NM-8E1-IMA) (see Figure 4)

Each port provides 1.544 Mbps/2.048 Mbps connectivity. The IMA aggregation of multiple T1/E1 links increases bandwidth inexpensively to allow WAN uplinks at speeds ranging up to those of a T3/E3 link.

Figure 1 4-Channel IMA T1 Network Module

Figure 2 8-Channel IMA T1 Network Module

Figure 3 4-Channel IMA E1 Network Module

Figure 4 8-Channel IMA E1 Network Module

Connecting T1/E1 IMA Ports to the Network

To connect a T1/E1 IMA network module to a network, use a straight-through RJ-48C-to-RJ-48C cable to connect the T1 or E1 port to an RJ-48C wall jack. (See Figure 5.)

Figure 5 Connecting a T1/E1 IMA Network Module to an RJ-48C Wall Jack

IMA Network Module Interface Numbering

An individual (ungrouped) interface on the IMA network module is numbered by interface type and slot and port number, for example atm 0/2.

An interface that is part of an IMA group loses its individual port number, but adopts the IMA group number, for example atm 0/ima2.

Up to four groups can be created (numbered 0 through 3).

T1/E1 IMA Network Module LEDs

All network modules have an enable (EN) LED. The enable LED indicates that the module has passed its self-tests and is available to the router. T1/E1 IMA network modules have the additional LEDs shown in Figure 6 and described in Table 1.

Figure 6 T1/E1 IMA Network Module LEDs

Table 1 T1/E1 IMA Network Module LEDs 

LED
Color
Meaning

AL

Yellow

Alarm indicating loss of signal, loss of frame, or unavailability because of excessive errors.

LP

Yellow

Controller local loopback.

CD

Green

Carrier received on telco link.


Related Documents

For additional information, see the following documents and resources.

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Document Title

Regulatory compliance and safety information

Cisco Network Modules and Interface Cards Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/routers/access/interfaces/rcsi/IOHrcsi.html

Cisco IOS software website and reference documentation

Cisco IOS Software http://www.cisco.com/web/psa/products/index.html?c=268438303


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