Product Documentation

Ports

Jul 05, 2013
Note: Some CloudBridge appliances do not require SFP transceivers.

Ports are used to connect the appliance to external devices. Citrix CloudBridge 4000/5000 appliances support RS232 serial ports, 10/100/1000Base-T copper Ethernet ports, fiber 1G SFP ports and 10-gigabit fiber SFP+ ports. All Citrix CloudBridge 4000/5000 appliances have a combination of some or all of these ports. For details on the type and number of ports available on your appliance, see the section describing that platform.

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 appliances 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.

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.

1G SFP and 10G SFP+ Ports

A 1G SFP port can operate at a speed of 1 Gbps. It accepts either a copper 1G SFP transceiver, for operation as a copper Ethernet port, or a fiber 1G SFP transceiver for operation as a fiber optic port.

The 10G SFP+ ports are high-speed ports that can operate at speeds of up to 10 Gbps. You need a fiber optic cable to connect to a 10G SFP+ port.

LED Port-Status Indicators

The port LEDs show whether the link is established and traffic is flowing through the port. For information about the LED indicators for each card type, see Networking Bypass Adapters.