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The back of your XRA-31 system.
The back of your XRA-31 system.

1. Mount the rack-rails optional

The server mounting rails consist of separate outer and inner rails. Follow these steps to rackmount your system

  1. Mount the outer rack-rails in your rack
  2. Attach the inner rails on the system
  3. Slide the system in the rails

2. Connect power cables

Power connectors

Connect the system with the included power cables.
Supported power ratings:
100 - 240V AC auto-range
50 to 60 Hz

3. Connect the MAN1 interface

MAN1 interface

Connect the management interface to your network to control the XRA-31 remotely through its web-based GUI or API.

4. Connect the IPMI interface optional

IPMI interface

Optionally, connect the IPMI Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) interface for remote server management.

5. Connect the RF ports optional

RF interfaces

Connect downstream and upstream ports (75 Ω) to your RF testing network.

6. Power up the system

Power button

Press the button behind the front panel to boot the system.


Your system comes pre-configured by us.
But if needed you can make some configuration changes

What is the management IP address? read more

Need a fixed management IP address? read more



Now you are ready to start capturing traffic. You can control the XRA-31 with its web UI or start scripting in Python thanks to our API.


Powerful automation via Python API or CLI commands. Installation is as easy as running pip3 install excentis-xra31.

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Analysis of the pcap captures can be done using Wireshark® or TShark.

Download Wireshark


XRA Header

A special XRA header is prepended to all packets and encapsulates several physical layer (e.g. MER) and MAC layer (e.g. SID, IUC) parameters relevant to the packet.

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