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Ring Manager IP Network System Catalog Page

Product name
Ring Manager IP Network System
Document type
Catalog Page
Document number
LIT-1901096
Revision date
2024-05-21

You can connect IP-enabled controllers to the IE 2000 switch in many ways, because the IE 2000 is a fully-featured, managed switch. The following figure demonstrates one possible ring combination, and identifies the network components that you may require. Use this catalog page to identify ordering information for the items labeled as 2 and 4 in the following figure. For ordering of the other items, please refer to the respective IP Equipment Controller, Supervisory Controller, or Server catalog pages.

Figure 1. Example network components

Label Description
1 Server
2

Aggregation Switch

If this functionality is not provided by an IT department, the system design tool guides you toward selection of either the Cisco IE 4010 or Cisco IE 2000. See Table 3 for the list of components required to install one of the Cisco IE switches as an aggregation switch.

3

Industrial Network Director (IND) software (optional)

Use the IND software to configure IE 2000 and IE 4010 switches without the use of SD cards. Available only from an authorized Cisco distributor.

4

Access switch

If this functionality is not provided by an IT department, the design tool guides you to select an appropriate Cisco IE 2000 switch. Two models are available for you to purchase, one with 8 Ethernet ports for network access, the other with 16 ports. For the list of components related to the 8-port IE 2000, see Table 1. For information about the 16-port version, see Table 2.

5

Supervisory device

For more information about Metasys engines, refer to the Network Engines Product Bulletin (LIT-12012138)

For more information about Facility Explorer controllers, refer to the FX80 Supervisory Controller Product Bulletin (LIT-12012250)

6

IP equipment or IP-enabled controllers arranged in a ring network

For more information about Metasys IP equipment controllers refer to the Metasys CG, CV Equipment Controllers and XPM Expansion Modules Product Bulletin (LIT-12013105).

For more information about Facility Explorer IP-enabled Equipment Controllers refer to the Facility Explorer CG, CV Series Equipment Controllers and XPM Expansion Modules Product Bulletin (LIT-12013225).