Product Documentation

Common Hardware Components

Aug 09, 2017

Each platform has front panel and back panel hardware components. The various hardware components on the front panel and back panel vary by hardware platform.

On some platforms,  the front panel has an LCD display and an RS232 serial console port. The number, type, and location of ports—copper Ethernet, copper and fiber 1G SFP, 10G SFP+, and XFP—vary by hardware platform. The back panel provides access to the fan and the field replaceable units (power supplies, solid-state and hard-disk drives).

This document includes the following details:

LCD Display and LED Status Indicators

The LCD display on the front of every appliance displays messages about the current operating status of the appliance. These messages communicate whether your appliance has started properly and is operating normally. If the appliance is not operating normally, the LCD displays troubleshooting messages.

The LCD displays real-time statistics, diagnostic information, and active alerts. The dimensions of the LCD limit the display to two lines of 16 characters each, causing the displayed information to flow through a sequence of screens. Each screen shows information about a specific function.

The LCD has a neon backlight. Normally, the backlight glows steadily. When there is an active alert, it blinks rapidly. If the alert information exceeds the LCD screen size, the backlight blinks at the beginning of each display screen.When the appliance shuts down, the backlight remains on for one minute and then automatically turns off.

On the appliance’s back panel, system status LEDs indicate the overall status of the appliance. The following table describes the indicators of the system status LED.

Note: System status LEDs are available on only the following appliances.

 

LED Color LED Indicates
OFF No power
Green Appliance is receiving power
Red Appliance has detected an error

The port LEDs show whether a link is established and traffic is flowing through the port. The following table describes the LED indicators for each port. There are two LED indicators for each port type.

Note: This section applies to the following appliances:

NetScaler SD-WAN WANOP 400, 800, 1000, 2000, and 3000, 4000, 5000, 1000 WS, 2000 WS,  VPX 2, 6, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, NetScaler SD-WAN Standard Edition 400, 410, 1000, 2000, 4000, 5100, VPX 10, 20, 50, 100, NetScaler SD-WAN Enterprise Edition 1000 and 2000.

Table 1. LED port-status indicators

 

Port Type LED Location LED Function LED Color LED Indicates
Ethernet (RJ45) Left Speed Off No connection, or a traffic rate of 10 megabits per second (Mbps).
Green Traffic rate of 100 Mbps.
Yellow Traffic rate of 1 gigabit per second.
Right Link/ Activity Off No link.
Solid green Link is established but no traffic is passing through the port.
Blinking green Traffic is passing through the port.
Management (RJ45) Left Speed Off No connection, or a traffic rate of 10 megabits per second (Mbps).
Green Traffic rate of 100 Mbps.
Amber Traffic rate of 1 gigabit per second.
Right Link/ Activity Off No link.
Solid yellow Link is established but no traffic is passing through the port.
Blinking yellow Traffic is passing through the port.

 

 

On each power supply, a bicolor LED indicator shows the condition of the power supply. The LEDs of the AC power supplies for each appliance are different from the LEDs of the other appliances.

Table 2. LED Power Supply Indicators

 

Power Supply Type LED Color LED Indicates
AC OFF No power to any power supply.
Flashing RED No power to this power supply.
Flashing GREEN Power supply is in standby mode.
GREEN Power supply is functional.
RED Power supply failure.
DC OFF No power to any power supply.
Flashing RED No power to this power supply.
Flashing BLUE Power supply is in standby mode.
BLUE Power supply is functional.
RED Power supply failure.