SonicOS 7 Getting Started Guide for NSsp 13700 and NSa Series

Front Panel

Refer to the following front panel and the associated table to understand the ports and LED lighting on the ports.

MGMT

MGMT Port - RJ45: The MGMT port is a dedicated 1GE interface for appliance management and SafeMode access.

  • Solid green = link at 1G or lower
  • Blinking green = activity.
consoleConsole Port - RJ45: Serial Console for CLI access.
X32 - X33

100/40GE QSFP28 Ports and LEDs:

  • Solid amber = link at 100G or 40G
  • Blinking amber = activity
  • Solid green = link at 1G or lower
  • Blinking green = activity
  • Off = no link.
Breakout cables are not supported on these ports.
X24 - X31

25/10/5/2.5GE SFP28 Ports and LEDs:

  • Solid amber = link at 25G, 10G, 5G or 2.5G
  • Blinking amber = activity at 25G, 10G, 5G or 2.5G,
  • Solid green = link at 1G or lower
  • Blinking green = activity
  • Off = no link
X20 - X23

10/5/2.5GE SFP+ Ports and LEDs:

  • Solid amber = link at 10G, 5G or 2.5G
  • Blinking amber = activity
  • Solid green = link at 1G or lower
  • Blinking green = activity
  • Off = no link
X16 - X19

10/5/2.5/1GE Copper RJ45 Ports and LEDs:

  • Solid green = link at speeds 1G or lower
  • Blinking green = activity at 1G or lower
  • Amber = unused
  • Off = no link
X0 - X15

1GE Copper RJ45 Ports and LEDs:

  • Solid green = link at speeds 1G or lower
  • Blinking green = activity at 1G or lower
  • Amber = unused
  • Off = no link

SafeMode Button: A recessed button used to enter SafeMode:

  • If (Undefined variable: Products/SonicOS.Product_Series_NSsp) is up, press button with a narrow, straight object.
  • If (Undefined variable: Products/SonicOS.Product_Series_NSsp) is down, press while connecting (Undefined variable: Products/SonicOS.Product_Series_NSsp) to power and hold until Test LED blinks yellow 3 times.

Power Button:

  • Short press powers ON if button was used to power system off.
  • Short press powers OFF with graceful shutdown. Test and Alarm LEDs turn red. Standby power to some circuitry stays on.
  • Long press (5+ sec) = forced shutdown. Standby power to some circuitry stays on.

LAN Bypass LED: When (Undefined variable: Products/SonicOS.Product_Series_NSsp) is without power and LED is off, LAN Bypass state is difficult to distinguish. It can be either:

  • Bypass disabled (default), traffic cannot pass
  • Bypass enabled, power is lost, traffic can pass

Yellow = bypass active and traffic is passing while (Undefined variable: Products/SonicOS.Product_Series_NSsp) is powered but not available, such as during reboot.

Green = bypass enabled and traffic can pass if firewall goes down.

SS USB SS 3.0 Ports: For configuration, recovery, re-imaging the (Undefined variable: Products/SonicOS.Product_Series_NSsp), and USB WWAN device support.

Storage LED: Status on internal and external storage.

  • Blinking green = activity
  • Yellow = storage warning
  • Off = no activity

Alarm LED:

  • Red = high Level alarm (such as fan failure) or power down requested
  • Yellow = lower level alarm
Test LED:
  • Red = power down requested
  • Yellow = initializing
  • Blinking yellow = SafeMode/FIPS test in progress
  • Off = normal

Power LED: 1 = Primary, 2 = Redundant

  • Blue = powered on

  • Yellow = defective redundant power supply

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