Installing the Blue Cedar Gateway

Installing the Atlas gateway

This installation guide describes how to install the Atlas™ 4536 hardware. This process involves:

  • Unpack the gateway appliance.
  • Check that the hardware, power, and software requirements have been met.
  • Set up the gateway for the serial console connection.
  • Perform the initial boot of the gateway. (The initial boot of the gateway requires that the host directly connect to the gateway server using the serial console port. You can make the serial connection to the console port using a Terminal server, a laptop running a Terminal emulation package, or a dumb terminal.)

Unpack the gateway and verify that the following items are included. If any items are missing, contact Blue Cedar support.

  • Atlas gateway appliance, featuring the TILE-Gx36™ processor
  • Two power cords for 100–240 VAC, 15A power circuits
  • Black Serial cable (RJ45-DB9)
  • Atlas option kit 
    • Blue Cedar-qualified SFPs (3)
    • Custom Green Atlas Serial Console Cable (RJ45-DB9)
  • Tool-less rail kit for mounting the Atlas gateway on a chassis
  • Stationary flange mounts (Optional—for mounting the gateway without the tool-less rail kit)
  • This installation guide

Check that the hardware, power, and software requirements have been met.

  • The Atlas gateway box must be placed in a location that does not restrict airflow at the front and rear vents, either by installing it in a rack or placing it on a work surface.
  • Atlas requires two 100–240 VAC, 15A power circuits.

Install the gateway on your rack with the tool-less rail kit provided. 

Note: To perform a 2-post installation of the gateway, use the optional 2-post stationary flanges.

Connect a serial cable to the rear panel of the Atlas gateway from your host PC. Insert the RJ45 end of the serial cable into the "Serial Port for Atlas Console" as shown in the following figure.

Note: You can use the black serial cable or the custom green serial cable to connect to the serial port. Blue Cedar recommends that you use the custom green cable for easy identification. If you do not have a serial cable, refer to the Gateway Quick Start Guide for Atlas Initial Setup instructions. To get a serial cable, contact Blue Cedar support.

Location of Rear Panel Connectors

Note: If you need the connector pinout detail, see Atlas console cable pinout below.

From your host PC, enter the following values for the gateway's initial default connection settings for the serial port:

  • 115200 baud
  • 8 data bits
  • No parity
  • 1 stop bit
  • No flow control

Note: If the connection settings do not match between the host and the Atlas gateway, then the connection cannot work, and there is no console output from the Atlas. You can only connect to the Atlas console port using a serial connection.

Connect an Ethernet cable from your host PC to the Management Port (eth0) of Atlas (as shown).

Connect the power cables to an AC power source.

Power up the Atlas appliance. (The initial serial console screen displays a login prompt.)

At the login prompt, enter console as your username.

Note: console is the only acceptable login account for the serial console session. If you enter any other username, your login fails.

Set your password. Enter the password twice—first to set it and second to verify it.

The next step is to set up the basic connections and configure the basic options for the Atlas gateway. For details, see the Gateway Quick Start Guide at

Atlas console cable pinout 

This table summarizes the details for the console cable J35 and J36 RS232 connector:


Molex P/N: 43860-0004; Tilera P/N: 108-00194-01

RJ-45 UART Connector Summary x4
PinSignal nameDescription
1n/aNo connection


n/aNo connection
3RXD Receive data (input to motherboard)
4GNDDigital return
5GNDDigital return
6TXDTransmit data (output from motherboard)
7n/aNo connection
8n/aNo connection