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.
Remove all jewelry and other metal objects that might come in contact with power sources or wires before installing or repairing the appliance. When you touch both a live power source or wire and ground, any metal objects can heat up rapidly, and may cause burns, set clothing on fire, or fuse the metal object to an exposed terminal.
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 (SD-WAN 400/800 and SD-WAN 1000/2000) or three (SD-WAN 3000) accelerated bridges. The Primary port is used for initial configuration.
On the SD-WAN 2000 and 3000 appliances, the motherboard ports are labeled "0/1" and "0/2." They are equivalent to the Primary and Aux1 ports, respectively.
The SD-WAN 400/800/1000 and 2000 appliances each have two pairs of accelerated bridge ports. The 3000 appliance has three pairs of accelerated-bridge ports. On the 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.
The appliances have 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.