Crimson TNG Network Configuration
Overall Network Configuration
Figure 5: Overall network port configuration procedure.
Crimson TNG boasts three network ports. The Management port is used to configure the device and the two SFP+ ports are used to send data. The default Crimson TNG network values are listed in Table 1. An example of a known functioning client networking configuration is shown in Table 2. Figure 6 has the same information displayed differently.
The Management port is used to configure the device, while the two SFP+ ports are used to send data. Each SFP+ data port is connected to a specific antenna port. To properly configure Crimson TNG, each port must be properly configured.
Default Crimson TNG Network Configuration
Table 1: Default Crimson TNG Interface Addresses, Including UDP Destination Ports for SFP+ Headers.
|SFP+ A||SFP+ B||MGMT|
|Crimson TNG IP Address||10.10.10.2||10.10.11.2||192.168.10.2|
|Default MGMT Port||-||-||42799|
|Radio Channels||A, C||B, D||-|
|Destination IP (Rx)||10.10.10.10||10.10.11.10||-|
|Rx UDP Ports||42820, 42821||42822, 42823||-|
|Flow Control Ports||42809||42810||-|
|Source IP (Tx)||any||any||-|
|Tx UDP Ports||42824, 42825||42826, 42827||-|
Table 2: Example Host Computer Network Configuration for Crimson TNG Default Settings
|SFP+ A||SFP+ B||MGMT|
|Host IP Address||10.10.10.10/24||10.10.11.10/24||192.168.10.3/24|
Figure 6: Default networking set up for Crimson TNG.
The destination IP addresses for receive ports may be modified using the web GUI. The default configuration sees information from Rx A sent to the destination IP address of
To configure your network to work with Crimson, see how to configure networking.
Verifying the Setup
To test your setup and operation, read how to verify operation.
Configuring a Custom Crimson Management IP Address
To configure a custom Crimson MGMT IP address, see how to configure a custom management IP address.
^1 This is how Crimson TNG ships. If you have any issues or concerns regarding your Micro SD card, please contact us.
^2 It is very important to ensure that network devices or interfaces intended to be used to connect to Crimson TNG support 10GBASE-R. The 10GBASE-R family includes:
- and 10GBASE-ER interfaces.
There is a significant difference between a 10GBASE-X interface (4 serial lanes specified to 3.125Gbps using 8b/10b coding), and the 10GBASE-R interface (1 serial lane specified to 10.3125Gbps using 64b/66b coding) that Crimson TNG uses.
Although both standards may expose the same mechanical SFP+ interface (and thereby allowing you to mechanically connect the two interfaces) the standards are fundamentally incompatible. Connecting Crimson TNG (10GBASE-R) to a network card that only supports 10GBASE-X or 10GBASE-T will not work.