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.
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 or 1G SFP copper transceiver. Use a fiber optic cable with an LC duplex connector with a 1G SFP fiber transceiver, 10G SFP+, or XFP transceiver. The type of connector at the other end of the fiber optic cable depends on the port of the device that you are connecting to.
An MPX 5500, MPX 5550/5650, MPX 7500/9500, MPX 8005/8015/8200/8400/8600/8800 appliance has one power cable. All the other appliances come with two power cables, but they can also operate if only one power cable is connected, except the MPX 22040/22060/22080/22100/22120 and MPX 24100/24150 platforms which come with four power cables and require two power cables for proper operation. A separate ground cable is not required, because the three-prong plug provides grounding.