When the appliance is securely mounted on the rack, determine which ports you should use. You are then ready to connect the cables. Ethernet cables and the optional console cable are connected first. Connect the power cable last.
A typical installation using a single accelerated-bridge uses three Ethernet ports (the Primary port and apA) and five IP addresses (three on the Primary port's subnet and two on apA's subnet).
The appliance has two motherboard ports and two (CloudBridge 400/800 and CloudBridge 2000) or three (CloudBridge 3000) accelerated bridges. The Primary port is used for initial configuration.
On the CloudBridge 2000 and CloudBridge 3000 appliances, the motherboard ports are labeled "0/1" and "0/2." They are equivalent to the Primary and Aux1 ports, respectively.
The CloudBridge 400/800 and CloudBridge 2000 appliances each have two pairs of accelerated bridge ports. The CloudBridge 3000 appliance has three pairs of accelerated-bridge ports. On a CloudBridge appliance, ports 1/1 and 1/2 are the accelerated pair A (apA) bridge ports, ports 1/3 and 1/4 are the apB ports, and ports 1/5 and 1/6 are the apC bridge ports.
Ethernet cables connect your appliance to the network. The type of cable you need depends on the type of port used to connect to the network. Use a category 5e or category 6 Ethernet cable with a standard RJ-45 connector on a 10/100/1000BASE-T port.
A CloudBridge appliances has one power supply, unless you have installed a second. A separate ground cable is not required, because the three-prong plug provides grounding. Provide power to the appliance by installing the power cord.