Cisco VG224 Voice Gateway Hardware Installation Guide
Powering On the Cisco VG224 Voice Gateway
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Powering On the Cisco VG224 Voice Gateway

Table Of Contents

Powering On the Cisco VG224 Voice Gateway

Checklist for Power-On

Power-On Procedure

Initial Configuration Procedures

Manual Configuration

Getting Your Network Information

Setting the Fast Ethernet Port IP Address

Verifying and Saving Your Configuration

Troubleshooting


Powering On the Cisco VG224 Voice Gateway


To power on your Cisco VG224 voice gateway, perform the following tasks in the order listed, as required:

Checklist for Power-On

Power-On Procedure

Initial Configuration Procedures

Troubleshooting

Checklist for Power-On

You can power on a Cisco VG224 voice gateway if it meets the requirements described in Chapter 3, "Installing the Cisco VG224 Voice Gateway":

The chassis is securely mounted.

Power cable is connected.

Interface cables are connected.

Power-On Procedure

Perform this procedure to power on your Cisco VG224 voice gateway and verify that it goes through its initialization and self-test. When this is finished, the Cisco VG224 voice gateway is ready to configure.

To power on the Cisco VG224 voice gateway, follow this procedure:


Step 1 Power on your terminal or PC, and configure it for 9600 bps, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, and no parity.

Step 2 Move the Cisco VG224 voice gateway power switch to the ON position.

The green LED next to the auxiliary port should come on and the fan should operate. If this does not happen, see the "Troubleshooting" section.

The following message is displayed at the end of the boot-up messages:

--- System Configuration Dialog ---
Would you like to enter the initial configuration dialog? [yes/no]:

Step 3 Enter no to proceed with manual configuration using the command-line interface (CLI):

Would you like to enter the initial configuration dialog? [yes/no]: no
Would you like to terminate autoinstall? [yes]

Step 4 Press Return to terminate autoinstall and continue with manual configuration.

Several messages are displayed, ending with a line similar to the following:

...
Copyright (c) 1986-2003 by cisco Systems, Inc.
Compiled <date> <time> by <person>

Step 5 Press Return to bring up the Router> prompt:

...
flashfs[4]: Initialization complete.
Router>

Step 6 Enter privileged EXEC mode:

Router> enable 
Router#

Step 7 Continue with the next section, "Initial Configuration Procedures."


Note If the rommon 1> prompt appears, your system has booted in ROM monitor mode. For information on the ROM monitor, refer to the router rebooting and ROM monitor information in the Cisco IOS Configuration Fundamentals Configuration Guide for your Cisco IOS software release.



Initial Configuration Procedures

Manual Configuration

To configure the Cisco VG224 voice gateway from a console (locally or remotely), refer to the Cisco VG224 Voice Gateway Software Configuration Guide for the configuration instructions. To configure it remotely through Telnet, continue to the "Setting the Fast Ethernet Port IP Address" section to set an Ethernet or Fast Ethernet (10/100BASE-T) port IP address.

For information about obtaining any referenced documentation, see the "Obtaining Technical Assistance" section on page xvi.

This section shows how to prepare the Cisco VG224 voice gateway to perform basic communication functions through its 10/100BASE-T interfaces.


Note The Console port is above the AUX port.


Perform the following initial configuration procedures, as applicable:

Getting Your Network Information

Setting the Fast Ethernet Port IP Address

Verifying and Saving Your Configuration

Getting Your Network Information

Before you begin the configuration process, get the IP address for the 10/100BASE-T ports.

Setting the Fast Ethernet Port IP Address

To configure the Cisco VG224 voice gateway remotely through a Fast Ethernet connection, connect the 10/100BASE-T port to a live Ethernet connection using a standard Ethernet cable with RJ-45 connectors; then complete this procedure to set the IP address for the port. After setting this address, you can configure the Cisco VG224 voice gateway remotely through a Telnet connection.

 
Command
Purpose

Step 1 

Router# configure terminal

Enters global configuration mode.

Step 2 

Router(config)# enable password password

Sets a password for the privileged EXEC mode.

Step 3 

Router(config)# interface FastEthernet 0/0

Enters interface configuration mode.

Step 4 

Router(config-if)# ip address IP-address subnet-mask

Enters the IP address and subnet mask for the Fast Ethernet (10/100BASE-T) port.

Step 5 

Router(config-if)# no shutdown

Activates the 10/100BASE-T port.

Step 6 

Router(config-if)# exit

Returns to global configuration mode.

Step 7 

Router(config)# line vty 0 4

Enters line configuration mode.

Step 8 

Router(config-line)# password password

Sets a password for remote access to the Cisco VG224.

Step 9 

Router(config-line)# end

Returns to privileged EXEC mode.

Step 10 

Router# copy system:running-config nvram: startup-config

Saves the configuration.

Verifying and Saving Your Configuration

To verify the configuration and save it in NVRAM so that the configuration remains in effect if the Cisco VG224 is restarted, enter the following commands:

 
Command
Purpose

Step 1 

Router# show running-config

Displays the current operating configuration, including any changes you have just made.

Step 2 

Router# show startup-config

Displays the configuration currently stored in NVRAM.

Step 3 

Router# show controller t1 1/0

Displays the configuration of the T1 network interface controller. Slot and port may vary.

Step 4 

Router# copy running-config startup-config

Writes the current running configuration to NVRAM, where it overwrites the startup configuration and becomes the new startup configuration.

Note If you reboot the Cisco VG224 voice gateway or turn off the power before you complete this step, you lose the configuration.

Troubleshooting

This section describes possible mechanical problems and corrective actions.

If there appears to be a malfunction, first check all cables and connections. If these are in order, see Table 4-1 for specific troubles and solutions.

For problems with the configuration, refer to the Cisco VG224 Voice Gateway Software Configuration Guide at the following URL:

http://cisco.com/en/US/docs/routers/access/vg224/software/configuration/guide/scg.html

Table 4-1 Troubleshooting the Cisco VG224 Voice Gateway

Symptom
Possible Cause
Corrective Action

Power LED and fan are off

Power source switched off

Switch power source on

Faulty power cable

Check/replace power cable

Faulty power source

Check/correct input power

Faulty internal power supply

Contact Cisco1 or your Cisco reseller

Power LED on; fan off

Faulty Cisco VG224

Contact Cisco1 Technical Service Center or your Cisco reseller

Power LED off; fan on

Faulty Cisco VG224

Contact Cisco1 or your Cisco reseller

No initialization response from Cisco VG224

Faulty modem console terminal

Check/replace modem/terminal

Faulty cabling to terminal

Check/replace cable

Faulty Cisco VG224

Contact Cisco1 or your Cisco reseller

Unit shuts off after operating for some time

Overheating

Check ventilation

Faulty Cisco VG224

Contact Cisco1 or your Cisco reseller

Console screen display freezes

Console fault

Reset/replace console

Software error

Repeat power-on procedure

Faulty Cisco VG224

Contact Cisco1 or your Cisco reseller

1 See the "Obtaining Technical Assistance" section on page xvi.