[admin@UplogixLM (modem)]# config init This device has already been initialized. Would you like to reinitialize it? (y/n): y --- Enter New Values --- description: : Iridium make: [embedded]: Iridium serial bit rate : 19200 serial data bit : serial parity [none]: serial stop bit : serial flow control [none]: Do you want to commit these changes? (y/n): y Testing login will take a few moments... Login successful; credentials are valid.
[admin@UplogixLM (modem)]# terminal Press ~[ENTER] to exit Connecting ... Console session started.
ati4 IRIDIUM OK
Use the show serial command to modify the current serial settings and the config answer command to modify the initialization string.
Before the modem can access the Iridium network, it must be configured to use the installed SIM card.
If the Iridium modem has already been configured and you have successfully placed or received calls, you may skip this section.
Signal quality is vital to the reliable performance of the appliance and modem.
AT+CSQ? +CSQ:4 OK
The Local Manager answers incoming calls by watching for RING statements and then issuing the ATA command. If the modem is configured to answer automatically, it will interrupt this process.
Before testing the automated features of the Uplogix appliance, ensure that the Iridium can place and receive calls.
To enable dial-in access, use the config answer command in the modem resource. Then enter the following subcommands:
[admin@UplogixLM (modem)]# config answer [config answer]# enable [config answer]# init "" \d\d\d+++\d\d\dATH&F OK AT&K0+CBST=71,0,1 [config answer]# allow all [config answer]# rings 1 [config answer]# number 881655551111 [config answer]# domain msg.iridium.com [config answer]# exit
To configure PPP settings, use the config ppp command in the modem resource. You will need your service provider's phone number and username/password if required.
[admin@UplogixLM (modem)]# config ppp --- Existing Values --- Phone Number: User Name: Password: ******** Use Static IP Address: false Change these? (y/n) [n]: y --- Enter New Values --- Phone Number:: +15125550101 User Name: : username Password [****]: ******** Confirm Password: ******** Use Static IP Address: (y/n) [y]: n Do you want to commit these changes? (y/n): y
To test the PPP settings, use the ppp cycle command.
Similar to the standard PPP configuration, a RUDICS VPN scenario additionally requires a static IP address. The dial-up phone number and static IP address will be provided by Iridium.
[admin@UplogixLM (modem)]# config ppp --- Existing Values --- Phone Number: User Name: Password: ******** Use Static IP Address: false Change these? (y/n) [n]: y --- Enter New Values --- Phone Number:: 0088160000555 User Name: : arbitrary_username Password : ******** Confirm Password: ******** Use Static IP Address: (y/n) [n]: y Static IP Address: : 192.168.100.1 Do you want to commit these changes? (y/n): y
NOTE: While the PPP server does not support authentication, arbitrary text is required in the User Name field on the appliance. PPP connections will fail if this field is left empty.
To test the PPP settings, use the ppp on and ppp off command.
This feature allows you to activate PPP from the Control Center when an LM has stopped heartbeating. The Control Center will send an encoded message to an Iridium gateway that converts it to SMS and delivers it to the Iridium modem.
To activate PPP when an SMS message is received, the LM must be configured to check for messages. This can be accomplished with the config monitor sms command and smsPppOn rule.
[admin@UplogixLM (modem)]# config monitor sms smsPppOn :60 Validate scheduled monitor(sms)? (This will execute the job now.) (y/n): y Job was scheduled 8: [Interval: 00:00:60 Mask: * * * * *] rulesMonitor sms none smsPppOn 60
The sequence for this feature is:
The smsPppOn rule is basic:
[admin@UplogixLM]# show rule smsPppOn rule smsPppOn action pppOn conditions sms.command equals pppOn exit exit
The rule can be edited to generate alerts or take additional actions.
The sms monitor must be running for this feature to work.
After clicking Schedule on the Control Center, the instruction to activate PPP must pass through your specified SMTP server, Iridium's E-mail to SMS gateway, and the Iridium network. Once it is delivered, the sms monitor may not run for an additional thirty seconds. After PPP is activated, an out of band path will be created. Once a route is available to the Control Center, it may be an additional thirty seconds before the appliance heartbeats.