When the appliance is securely mounted on the rack, you are ready to connect the cables. Ethernet cables and the optional console cable are connected first. Connect the power cable last.
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.
Figure 1. Inserting an Ethernet cable
Figure 2. Inserting a console cable
To use a cable with an RJ-45 converter, insert the optional converter provided into the console port and attach the cable to it.
The SD-WAN 4000/5000 appliance has two power supplies, with one serving as a backup. A separate ground cable is not required, because the three-prong plug provides grounding. Power up the appliance by installing one or both power cords.
Figure 3. Inserting a power cable
The appliance emits a high-pitched alert if one power supply fails or if you connect only one power cable to the appliance. To silence the alarm, you can press the small red button located on the back panel of the appliance.