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.
Before installing or repairing the appliance, remove all jewelry and other metal objects that might come in contact with power sources or wires. When you touch both a live power source or wire and ground, any metal objects can heat up rapidly and cause burns, set clothing on fire, or fuse the metal object to an exposed terminal.
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.
3. Verify that the LED glows amber when the connection is established.
2. Insert the RJ-45 connector at the other end of the cable into the serial port of the computer or terminal.
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 4100/5100 SE appliances have 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.
3. Connect the other end of the power cable to a standard 110V/220V power outlet.
4. Repeat steps 1 and 2 to connect the second power supply.
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.