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The Infoblox 805 Series are 1-U platforms that can be installed in a standard equipment rack. For information, see Rack Mounting Procedures . Front panel components include communication ports and indicator lights. Back panel components include the air vent, power connector, and fans.

Appliance Front Panel

The Infoblox 805 Series front panel components are shown in Figure 1 Infoblox Trinzic 805 Series Appliance, Front View and described in Table 1. For explanations of the Ethernet port LEDs, and console and Ethernet port connector pin assignments, see Ethernet Port LEDs and Interface Connector Pin Assignments.
Figure 1 Infoblox Trinzic 805 series Appliance, Front View


Table 1 Infoblox Trinzic 805 Series Front Panel

Component

Description

On/Off Switch

A power switch to turn the power supply of the appliance on and off. The switch is hidden. Use a small blunt object, such as a paper clip, to gently push the switch.

Power LED

An LED that glows green when there is power to the appliance. When it is dark, the appliance is not receiving power, even if the power cable is plugged in. When it glows red, there is an error. Ensure that you power on the appliance through the On/Off switch using a small blunt object, such as a paper clip.

IPMI Port

Dedicated Ethernet port used for LOM (Lights Out Management) with specific releases of NIOS. The IPMI/LOM Port supports 10/100/1000 Mbps operations. Ensure that the IPMI port is properly connected to the network before you configure LOM through Grid Manager for remote management. The IPMI/LOM port auto-negotiates up to Fast Ethernet 1000BASE-TX speeds; ensure that the switch port to which the IPMI port connects will auto-negotiate to 1000 Mbps operation.

Console Port

A male DB-9 serial port for a console connection to change basic configuration settings and view basic system functions through the CLI (command line interface).
Should you need to use a USB-to-Serial adapter to carry a serial connection over a USB port in a computer that lacks a 9-pin serial interface, use a properly grounded USB-to-Serial dongle to connect to the serial console port. If the dongle connects to a laptop, the laptop also must be properly grounded. Failure to do so may result in damage to the serial console port of the Infoblox appliance. Infoblox is not responsible for such damage. For DB-9 pin assignments, see Figure 3 DB-9 Console Port and RJ-45 Port Pinouts.

USB Port

Reserved for future use.

MGMT Port

A 10/100/1000-Mbps gigabit Ethernet port that you can use for appliance management, or for appliance services on the network. You can enable the MGMT port and define its use through the Grid Manager after the initial setup.

LAN1 Port

A 10/100/1000-Mbps gigabit Ethernet port that connects a NIOS appliance to the network. You must use the LAN1 port to set up the appliance initially. It handles all traffic if you do not enable the MGMT and LAN2 ports. The passive node in an HA pair uses this port to synchronize the database with the active node.

HA Port (inactive and reserved for future use in the ND-805 and TR-805)

A 10/100/1000-Mbps gigabit Ethernet port through which the active node in an HA (high availability) pair connects to the network using a VIP (virtual IP) address. HA pair nodes also use their HA ports for VRRP (Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol) advertisements.
ND-805 and TR-805 Reporting only: HA Port inactive and reserved for future use.

LAN2 Port

A 10/100/1000-Mbps gigabit Ethernet port that connects a NIOS appliance to the network. The LAN2 port is disabled by default. You can enable the LAN2 port and define its use through the Grid Manager after the initial setup.

UID Button

The unit identification button. Pressing the UID button illuminates the blue UID LED on the rear panel. In a rack environment, the UID feature enables easier location of a server when moving between the front and rear of the rack. You can also identify the appliance through the Infoblox Grid Manager and CLI command.

CC and FIPS Compliance for 805 Series Appliances

The Trinzic 805 series appliances can be made compliant with CC and FIPS 140-2 security standards. For the list of Trinzic appliances that can be made CC and FIPS compliant, see the Common Criteria and FIPS Compliant Appliances section in the Infoblox NIOS 8.5 Documentation. Both CC and FIPS give assurance that the product satisfies a set of internationally recognized security measures. CC is a set of rules and specifications to evaluate the security of Information Technology (IT) products. FIPS is a U.S government computer security standard that is designed to validate product modules that use cryptography. This is necessary to maintain the integrity and confidentiality of the end-user information that is stored, processed, and transferred by the product module. To ensure that your appliance is CC and FIPS compliant, make sure that your hardware and software settings match the evaluated configuration that was certified for both CC and FIPS. For information about how to configure CC and FIPS, refer to the Infoblox NIOS Administrator Guide.

Infoblox provides tamper evident FIPS labels that you must affix on the HDD cover and over the IPMI port of the appliance to make it FIPS compliant. You must install the FIPS tamper evident labels correctly onto the device for compliance with FIPS. This label is valid for Trinzic TE-825 appliances only.

Clean the chassis before affixing tamper evident FIPS labels. Apply these labels as shown in the figures below:

FIPS label

Install a sticker covering the IPMI port as shown in this picture

Install a sticker on both of the back corners of the top cover as shown in this picture

Ethernet Port LEDs

View the Activity and Link LEDs to see link activity and connection speeds on Ethernet ports. The following figure describes the status conveyed by Ethernet port LEDs through their color and illumination (steady glow or blinking):
Figure 2 Ethernet Port LEDs


Interface Connector Pin Assignments

An Infoblox 805 Series appliance has three types of ports on its front panel:

  • USB port (reserved for future use)
  • Male DB-9 console port
  • RJ-45 10Base-T/100Base-T/1000Base-T auto-sensing gigabit Ethernet ports

Figure 3 DB-9 Console Port and RJ-45 Port Pinouts describes DB-9 and RJ-45 connector pin assignments. DB-9 pin assignments follow the EIA232 standard. To make a serial connection from your management system to the console port, you can use an RJ-45 rollover cable and two female RJ-45-to-female DB-9 adapters, or a female DB-9-to-female DB-9 null modem cable. RJ-45 pin assignments follow IEEE 802.3 specifications. All Infoblox Ethernet ports are auto-sensing and automatically adjust to standard straight-through and cross-over Ethernet cables.
Figure 3 DB-9 Console Port and RJ-45 Port Pinouts

10Base-T Ethernet and 100Base-T fast Ethernet use the same two pairs of wires. The twisted pair of wires connecting to pins 1 and 2 transmit data, and the twisted pair connecting to pins 3 and 6 receive data. For 1000Base-T connections, all four twisted-pair wires are used for bidirectional traffic.

Appliance Rear Panel

Figure 4 Infoblox 805 Series, Rear View shows the rear panel components on the Infoblox 805 Series appliances.
Figure 4 Infoblox 805 Series, Rear View


Table 2 Infoblox 805 Series Rear Panel Components

Component

Description

Air Vent

An air vent that allows warm air to flow out of the appliance. Do not obstruct.

Fan

A fan to help maintain optimum operating temperature. Do not obstruct.

UID LED

Blue = UID is activated through pressing the UID button on the appliance. Blinking Blue = UID is activated through the Infoblox Grid Manager or CLI command Dark = UID is deactivated

Power Outlet

An IEC C-14 chassis plug for connecting the appliance to a standard AC power source.

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