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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 & 2Left GreenSteadyLink status UP
Left GreenFlashingLink status UP and data that is transmitted or received
Right AmberSteadyLink Speed 1Gbps
Right GreenSteadyLink Speed 100Mbps
Right OffOffLink Speed 10Mbps


Protected Ports (Security Interfaces):

Protected PortsLeft GreenSteadyLink status UP

Left GreenFlashingLink status UP and data that is transmitted or receive

Right GreenSteadyLink Speed 1Gbps

Right AbberSteadyLink Speed 100Mbps

Right OffOffLink Speed 10Mbps


Power LED:

GreenSteadyPowered up
AmberFlashingThere is a power supply fault (redundant power supply)
OffOff


Hard Disk Activity LED:


LED ColorStateDescription
BlueSteadyThere is activity on the disk
AmberOnThere is a HDD or RAID fault
OffOffNo activity nor fault



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Modified date:
16 June 2018

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