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LED status indicators on the IBM Security Network Protection (XGS) and IBM Security Network Intrusion Prevention System (GX) appliances

Question & Answer


Question

How do you determine an alert from the LED indicators on the XGS and GX appliances?

Answer

The LED indicators on the front panel and on the network adapter ports of the GX and XGS appliances provide information that is related to the activity of the device, and can also report a failure or an alert.


The following tables include the information that is related to the meaning of each LED and color indicator:

Management Port (Network Adapter Indicators):
Management Port 1 & 2 Left Green Steady Link status UP
Left Green Flashing Link status UP and data that is transmitted or received
Right Amber Steady Link Speed 1Gbps
Right Green Steady Link Speed 100Mbps
Right Off Off Link Speed 10Mbps


Protected Ports (Security Interfaces):
 
Protected Ports Left Green Steady Link status UP
Left Green Flashing Link status UP and data that is transmitted or receive
Right Green Steady Link Speed 1Gbps
Right Abber Steady Link Speed 100Mbps
Right Off Off Link Speed 10Mbps


Power LED:
 
Green Steady Powered up
Amber Flashing There is a power supply fault (redundant power supply)
Off Off


Hard Disk Activity LED:
 
LED Color State Description
Blue Steady There is activity on the disk
Amber On There is a HDD or RAID fault
Off Off No activity nor fault

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Modified date:
23 January 2021

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