Switching on the Appliance

After you have installed the appliance in a rack and connected the cables, verify that the power cable is properly connected. If you have installed a second power supply, make sure the second cable is connected to an outlet for a different circuit than the first. After verifying the connections, you are ready to switch on the appliance.

To switch on the appliance

  1. Verify that the appliance is connected through a console or Ethernet port. This will ensure that you can configure the appliance after it is switched on.
  2. Depending on the appliance, press the ON/OFF toggle power switch or the power button to switch on the appliance.

Be aware of the location of the emergency power off (EPO) switch, so that if an electrical accident occurs you can quickly remove power from the appliance.

For more information, see Configure Management IP Address.

On SD-WAN 1000-SE appliance, this port is labeled as MGMT (management) port and on SD-WAN 2000-SE and SD-WAN 2100-SE appliances, the port is labeled as PRI (primary) port. To complete the installation, you switch on the appliance. Be sure to observe the cautions and warnings listed with the installation instructions.

Switching on the Appliance