Product Documentation

Ports

Jul 12, 2012
Ports are used to connect the appliance to external devices. CloudBridge appliances support RS232 serial ports and 10/100/1000Base-T copper Ethernet ports.

RS232 Serial Port

The RS232 serial console port provides a connection between the appliance and a computer, allowing direct access to the appliance for initial configuration or troubleshooting.

Copper Ethernet Ports

The copper Ethernet ports installed on the appliance are standard RJ45 ports.

10/100/1000BASE-T port
The 10/100/1000BASE-T port has a maximum transmission speed of 1 gigabit per second, ten times faster than the other type of copper Ethernet port. Most platforms have at least one 10/100/1000Base-T port.

To connect any of these ports to your network, you plug one end of a standard Ethernet cable into the port and plug the other end into the appropriate network connector.

Management Ports

Management ports are standard copper Ethernet ports (RJ45), which are used for direct access to the appliance for system administration functions.

LED Port-Status Indicators

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.

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.