This switch provides a rugged and secure switching infrastructure for harsh environments. It is suitable for industrial Ethernet applications, including factory automation, intelligent transportation systems (ITSs), substations, oil and gas installations, and other deployments in harsh environments.
You can connect this switch to office networking devices such as Cisco IP phones, Cisco Wireless Access Points workstations, and other devices such as servers, routers, and other switches. In industrial environments, you can connect any Ethernet-enabled industrial communication devices, including programmable logic controllers (PLCs), human-machine interfaces (HMIs), drives, sensors, video devices, traffic signal controllers, and intelligent electronic devices (IEDs).
You can mount the switch on a DIN rail in an industrial enclosure. Its components are designed to withstand extremes in temperature, vibration, and shock common to industrial environments.
You can set the 10/100BASE-T downlink ports to operate at 10 or 100 Mb/s in full-duplex or half-duplex mode. You can also set these ports for speed and duplex autonegotiation in compliance with IEEE 802.3AB. (The default setting is autonegotiate.) When set for autonegotiation, the port senses the speed and duplex settings of the attached device and advertises its own capabilities. If the connected device also supports autonegotiation, the switch port negotiates the best connection (that is, the fastest line speed that both devices support, and full-duplex transmission if the attached device supports it) and configures itself accordingly. In all cases, the attached device must be within 328 feet (100 meters). 100BASE-TX traffic requires CAT5 cable. 10BASE-T traffic can use Category 3 or Category 4 cables.
When connecting the switch to workstations, servers, routers, and Cisco IP phones, make sure that the cable is a straight-through cable.
You can use the mdix auto interface configuration command in the command-line interface (CLI) to enable the automatic medium-dependent interface crossover (auto-MDIX) feature. When the auto-MDIX feature is enabled, the switch detects the required cable type for copper Ethernet connections and configures the interfaces accordingly. For configuration information for this feature, see the switch software configuration guide or the switch command reference.
10/100BASE-T Uplink Ports
The IEEE 802.3u 10/100BASE-T uplink ports provide full-duplex 10, 100 Mb/s connectivity over CAT5 unshielded twisted pair (UTP) copper cabling. The default setting is autonegotiate. The cable can be up to 100 m (0.1 km) in length.
10/100/1000BASE-T Uplink Ports
The IEEE 802.3u 10/100/1000BASE-T uplink ports provide full-duplex 10, 100 or 1000 Mb/s connectivity over CAT5 unshielded twisted pair (UTP) copper cabling. The default setting is autonegotiate. The cable can be up to 100 m (0.1 km) in length.
100 Mb/s SFP Module Downlink Slots
The IEEE 802.3u 100 Mb/s SFP module downlink slots provide full-duplex 100 Mb/s connectivity over multi-mode (MM) fiber cables or single-mode (SM) fiber cables. These ports use a SFP fiber-optic transceiver module that accepts a dual local connector (LC). Check the SFP Module Cables for the cable type and length.
100/1000 Mb/s SFP Module Uplink Slots
The IEEE 802.3u 100 Mb/s SFP module uplink slots provide full-duplex 100 or 1000 Mb/s connectivity over multi-mode fiber (MMF) or single-mode fiber (SMF) cables, or CAT5 (or later) cables. These ports use a SFP fiber-optic transceiver module that accepts a dual LC connector. See SFP Module Cables for cable type and length.
10/100/1000BASE-T Copper SFP Module Uplink Slots
The IEEE 802.3 1000BASE-T copper SFP module slots provide full-duplex 1000Base-T connectivity over copper wire. These ports use a copper SFP transceiver module that accepts an RJ-45 connector. See SFP Module Cables for cable type and length.
Dual-Purpose Fast Ethernet Uplink Ports
You can configure the dual-purpose Fast Ethernet uplink ports on the switch as either 10/100BASE-T ports or as 100 Mb/s SFP-module ports. You can set the 10/100 ports to autonegotiate, or you can configure them as fixed 10 or 100 Mb/s ports.
By default, the switch selects the medium for each dual-purpose port (10/100BASE-T or SFP). When a link is achieved on one media type, the switch disables the other media type until the active link goes down. If links are active on both media, the SFP-module port has priority, but you can use the media-type interface configuration command to manually designate the port as an RJ-45 port or an SFP port.
You can configure the speed and duplex settings consistent with the selected media type. For information on configuring interfaces, see the switch software configuration guide.
Dual-Purpose Gigabit Ethernet Uplink Ports
You can configure the dual-purpose Gigabit Ethernet uplink ports on the switch as either 10/1001000BASE-T ports or as 100/1000 Mb/s SFP-module ports. You can set the 10/100/1000BASE-T ports to autonegotiate, or you can configure them as fixed 10, 100, or 1000 Mb/s (Gigabit) Ethernet ports.
By default, the switch selects the medium for each dual-purpose port (10/100/1000BASE-T or SFP). When a link is achieved on one media type, the switch disables the other media type until the active link goes down. If links are active on both media, the SFP-module port has priority, but you can use the media-type interface configuration command to manually designate the port as an RJ-45 port or an SFP port.
You can configure the speed and duplex settings consistent with the selected media type. For information on configuring interfaces, see the switch software configuration guide.
Power over Ethernet Ports
On certain models of the IE 2000 switch, four of the 10/100BASE-T ports are available as PoE ports. The four ports can operate as PoE (IEEE 802.3af) ports or can be configured to operate as PoE+ (IE 802.at) ports. Each PoE port requires 15.4 Watts of power while PoE+ requires 30 Watts. A 54VDC /1.2Amp power source (65W) can support 4 PoE ports or 2 PoE+ ports.
Cable lengths of up to 328 ft (100 m) are supported.
You can connect the switch to a PC running Microsoft Windows or to a terminal server through either the RJ-45 console port or the USB mini-Type B console port, also referred to as the USB-mini console port. These ports use the following connectors:
■RJ-45 console port uses an RJ-45-to-DB-9 female cable.
■USB-mini console port (5-pin connector) uses a USB Type A-to-5-pin mini-Type B cable.
The USB-mini console interface speeds are the same as the RJ-45 console interface speeds.
To use the USB-mini console port, you must install the Cisco Windows USB device driver on the device that is connected to the USB-mini console port and that is running Microsoft Windows.
With the Cisco Windows USB device driver, connecting and disconnecting the USB cable from the console port does not affect Windows HyperTerminal operations. Mac OS X or Linux require no special drivers.
Note: The 5-pin mini-Type B connectors resemble the 4-pin mini-Type B connectors, but they are not compatible. Use only the 5-pin mini-Type B. See Figure 5.
Figure 5 USB Mini-Type B Port
The configurable inactivity timeout reactivates the RJ-45 console port if the USB-mini console port is activated, but no input activity occurs for a specified time period. When the USB-mini console port deactivates due to a timeout, you can restore its operation by disconnecting and reconnecting the USB cable. For information on using the CLI to configure the USB-mini console interface, see the switch software guide.
You connect the DC power to the switch through the front panel connectors. The switch has a dual-feed DC power supply; two connectors provide primary and secondary DC power (DC-A and DC-B). The DC power connectors are near the top right of the front panel (see Figure 2). Each power connector has an LED status indicator.
The switch power connectors are attached to the switch chassis. Each power connector has screw terminals for terminating the DC power (see Figure 6). All connectors are attached to the switch front panel with the provided captive screws.
The power connector labeling is on the panel. The positive DC power connection is labeled “ +”, and the return connection is labeled “ –”.
Figure 6 Power Connector
The switch can operate with a single power source or with dual power sources. When both power sources are operational, the switch draws power from the DC source with the higher voltage. If one of the two power sources fail, the other continues to power the switch.
PoE Power Connector
The IE 2000 switch models with PoE capability (IE-2000-16PTC-G-E, IE-2000-16PTC-G-L, and IE-2000-16PTC-G-NX) are equipped with an additional DC input terminal block. This DC terminal block allows the connection of a second power supply (see the Power over Ethernet Ports), or a second input from site source DC power to operate the PoE ports. The PoE terminal block accepts 48 VDC or 54 VDC at 2.5 A.
You connect the alarm signals to the switch through the alarm connector. The switch supports two alarm inputs and one alarm output relay. The alarm connector is on the bottom right of the front panel. See Figure 3.
The alarm connector provides six alarm wire connections. The connector is attached to the switch front panel with the provided captive screws.
Figure 7 Alarm Connector
Both alarm input circuits can sense if the alarm input is open or closed. The alarm inputs can be activated for environmental, power supply, and port status alarm conditions. From the CLI, you can configure each alarm input as an open or closed contact.
The alarm output circuit is a relay with a normally open and a normally closed contact. The switch is configured to detect faults that are used to energize the relay coil and change the state on both of the relay contacts: normally open contacts close, and normally closed contacts open. The alarm output relay can be used to control an external alarm device, such as a bell or a light.
See the switch software configuration guide for instructions on configuring the alarm relays.
The switch Ethernet SFP modules provide connections to other devices. These field-replaceable transceiver modules provide the uplink interfaces. LC connectors provide fiber-optic connections; RJ-45 connectors for copper connections. You can use any combination of the supported SFP modules listed in Table 2.
Table 2 SFP Module Maximum Operating Temperature by Model
Rugged and Industrial SFPs -40 to 185°F (-40 to 85°C)
■GLC-BX40-D-I with digital optical monitoring (DOM) support
■GLC-BX40-DA-I with DOM support
■GLC-BX80-D-I with DOM support
■GLC-BX40-U-I with DOM support
■GLC-BX80-U-I with DOM support
Commercial SFPs 32 to 158°F (0 to 70°C)
■GLC-BX-D with DOM support
■GLC-BX-U with DOM support
■CWDM with DOM support
■DWDM with DOM support
Extended temperature SFPs 23 to 185°F (-5°C to 85°C)
■SFP-GE-L with DOM support
■SFP-GE-S with DOM support
■SFP-GE-Z with DOM support
■GLC-LH-SMD with DOM support
■GLC-EX-SMD with DOM support
■GLC-SX-MMD with DOM support
■GLC-ZX-SMD with DOM support
For minimum software requirements, refer to the Release Notes for your platform.
Note: On IE 2000 switches with PoE support, the two SFP ports and the associated LEDs are replaced by a PoE DC-input terminal block and a PoE LED. For more information, see PoE Status LED.
Express Setup LED
The Express Setup LED displays the express setup mode for the initial configuration.
Table 3 Express Setup LED
Switch is configured as a managed switch.
Switch is operating normally.
Switch is in initial setup, in recovery, or initial setup is incomplete.
Switch failed to start initial setup or recovery because there is no available switch port to which to connect the management station. Disconnect a device from a switch port, and then press the Express Setup button.
The System LED shows whether the system is receiving power and is functioning properly.
Table 4 System LED
System is not powered on.
Boot fast is in progress.
System is operating normally.
Switch is not functioning properly.
USB-Mini Console LED
The USB-mini console LED shows which console port is in use. See Figure 9 for the LED location. If you connect a cable to a console port, the switch automatically uses that port for console communication. If you connect two console cables, the USB-mini console port has priority.
Alarm OUT is not configured, or the switch is off.
Alarm OUT is configured, no alarm detected.
Switch has detected a major alarm.
Switch has detected a minor alarm.
Table 7 Alarm IN1 and IN2 Status LEDs
Alarm IN1 or IN2 not configured.
Alarm IN1 or IN2 configured, no alarm detected.
Major alarm detected.
Minor alarm detected.
Power Status LEDs
The switch can operate with one or two DC power sources. Each DC input has an associated LED that shows the status of the corresponding DC input. If power is present on the circuit, the LED is green. If power is not present, the LED color depends on the alarm configuration. If alarms are configured, the LED is red when power is not present; otherwise, the LED is off.
If the switch has dual power sources, the switch draws power from the power source with the higher voltage. If one of the DC sources fails, the alternate DC source powers the switch, and the corresponding power status LED is green. The power status for the failed DC source is either off or red, depending on the alarm configuration.
Table 8 Power Status LEDs
Power is present on the associated circuit, system is operating normally.
Power is not present on the circuit, or the system is not powered up.
Power is not present on the associated circuit, and the power supply alarm is configured.
The Power A and Power B LEDs show that power is not present on the switch if the power input drops below the low valid level. The power status LEDs only show that power is present if the voltage at the switch input exceeds the valid level.
Link fault. Error frames can affect connectivity, and errors such as excessive collisions, CRC errors, and alignment and jabber errors are monitored for a link-fault indication.
Port is not forwarding. The port was disabled by management, an address violation, or STP.
Note: After a port is reconfigured, the port LED can remain amber for up to 30 seconds while STP checks the switch for possible loops.
Dual-Purpose Port LEDs
Figure 10 shows the LEDs on a dual-purpose port. The LEDs show how the port is being used (Ethernet or SFP module). The LED colors have the same meanings as for the Port Status LEDs.
Figure 10 Dual-Purpose Port LEDs
Dual-purpose port LEDs
PoE Status LED
The PoE STATUS LED is located on the front panel of the IE 2000 switch models that are equipped with PoE ports.The LED displays the functionality and status of the PoE ports.
Table 10 PoE Status LED
PoE is off. If the powered device is receiving power from a non-PoE power source, the port LED is off even if the powered device is connected to the switch port.
PoE is on. The port LED is green only when the PoE port is providing power.
Alternating green and amber
PoE is denied because providing power to the powered device will exceed the switch power capacity.
PoE is off due to a fault.
Caution: Non-compliant cabling or powered devices can cause a PoE port fault. Use only standard-compliant cabling to connect Cisco pre-standard IP Phones and wireless access points or IEEE 802.3af-compliant devices. You must remove any cable or device that causes a PoE fault.
PoE for the port is disabled. (PoE is enabled by default.)
Flash Memory Card
The switch supports a flash memory card that makes it possible to replace a failed switch without reconfiguring the new switch. The slot for the flash memory card is on the front of the switch. The flash card is hot swappable and can be accessed on the front panel. A cover protects the flash card and holds the card firmly in place. The cover is hinged and closed with a captive screw. This prevents the card from coming loose and protects against shock and vibration.
Note: The replacement SD card part number is SD-IE-1GB.
The rear panel of the switch has a latch for installation on a DIN rail. See Figure 11. The latch is spring-loaded to move down to position the switch over a DIN rail and return to the original position to secure the switch to a DIN rail.
Figure 11 Cisco IE 2000 Switch Rear Panel
The switch supports these management options:
■Cisco Network Assistant
Cisco Network Assistant is a PC-based network management GUI application optimized for LANs of small- and medium-sized businesses. Using the GUI, you can configure and manage switch clusters or standalone switches. Cisco Network Assistant is available at no cost and can be downloaded from this URL:
For information on starting the Cisco Network Assistant application, see the Getting Started with Cisco Network Assistant guide on Cisco.com.
You can use Device Manager, which is in the switch memory, to manage individual and standalone switches. This web interface offers quick configuration and monitoring. You can access Device Manager from anywhere in your network through a web browser. For more information, see the getting started guide and the Device Manager online help.
■Cisco IOS CLI
The switch CLI is based on Cisco IOS software and is enhanced to support desktop-switching features. You can fully configure and monitor the switch. You can access the CLI either by connecting your management station directly to the switch management port, or a console port, or by using Telnet from a remote management station. See the switch command reference on Cisco.com for more information.
You can manage switches from a SNMP-compatible management station that is running platforms such as HP OpenView or SunNet Manager. The switch supports a comprehensive set of Management Information Base (MIB) extensions and four Remote Monitoring (RMON) groups. See the switch software configuration guide on Cisco.com and the documentation that came with your SNMP application for more information.
■Common Industrial Protocol
The Common Industrial Protocol (CIP) management objects are supported. The Cisco IE 2000 can be managed by CIP-based management tools, allowing the user to manage an entire industrial automation system with one tool.
■PROFINET TCP/IP and RT
This switch supports PROFINET TCP/IP and RT and can be managed by Siemens' automation software such as STEP 7.
See the switch software configuration guide on Cisco.com for network configuration concepts and examples of using the switch to create dedicated network segments and interconnecting the segments through Gigabit Ethernet connections.