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Input and Output Ports

Front Side

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Network Ports

Default Ports

When no expansion card is installed, this is the port configuration.

Port

Interface Name

Port Name

Port Type

Port Speed

0

WAN

igb0

RJ-45

1 Gbps

1

LAN

igb1

RJ-45

1 Gbps

2

OPT1

ix0

SFP+

10 Gbps

3

OPT2

ix1

SFP+

10 Gbps

Note

Both the WAN and LAN ports of the pfSense® appliance support auto-MDIX and are capable of utilizing either straight-through or crossover ethernet cables.

Warning

The ix(4) driver used for ports IX0-IX1 does not support ALTQ traffic shaping directly. Limiters may be used instead, or use tagged VLAN interfaces which can be used with ALTQ traffic shaping.

Optional Intel 1 Gbps Expansion Card Ports

When the 4 port Intel 1 Gbps Ethernet Expansion Card is installed, this is the port configuration.

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Port

Interface Name

Port Name

Port Type

Port Speed

0

OPT6

igb0

RJ-45

1 Gbps

1

OPT5

igb1

RJ-45

1 Gbps

2

OPT4

igb2

RJ-45

1 Gbps

3

OPT3

igb3

RJ-45

1 Gbps

4

WAN

igb4

RJ-45

1 Gbps

5

LAN

igb5

RJ-45

1 Gbps

6

OPT1

ix0

SFP+

10 Gbps

7

OPT2

ix1

SFP+

10 Gbps

Optional Chelsio 10 Gbps Expansion Card Ports

When the 2 port Chelsio 10 Gbps Ethernet Expansion Card is installed, this is the port configuration.

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Port

Interface Name

Port Name

Port Type

Port Speed

0

WAN

cxl0

SFP+

10 Gbps

1

LAN

cxl1

SFP+

10 Gbps

2

OPT1

igb0

RJ-45

1 Gbps

3

OPT3

igb1

RJ-45

1 Gbps

4

OPT2

ix0

SFP+

10 Gbps

5

OPT4

ix1

SFP+

10 Gbps

Network Port LEDs

Both the RJ-45 and SFP+ Network Ports have LEDs indicating status.

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RJ-45 Ports
RJ-45 LEDs Configuration

Activity LED (Left)

Link Speed LED (Right)

Off = No Connection
Yellow Flashing = Activity

Amber = 1 Gbps
Green = 100 Mbps
Off = No Connection or 10 Mbps

Note

Reverse the above table for the bottom port as it is inverted.

SFP+ Ports
SFP+ LEDs Configuration

Left Two LEDs

Right Two LEDs

Off = No Connection
Green = Connection Established
Green Blinking = Activity

Note

The triangles point either up or down, indicating the port it is referring to.

Status LEDs

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LED

State

Description

8a

Continuously on and red

An overheat condition has occurred.
(This may be caused by cable congestion.)
Blinking red (1Hz)
Fan failure, check for an inoperative fan.
Blinking red (0.25Hz)
Power failure, check for a non-operational power supply.
Solid blue

Local UID has been activated. Use this function through
IPMI to locate the server in a rack mount environment.
Blinking blue

Remote UID is on. Use this function through IPMI to
identify the server from a remote location.

8b

Flashing
Indicates network activity on igb1 (upper left port).

8c

Flashing
Indicates network activity on igb0 (lower left port).

8d

Flashing
Indicates IDE channel activity on the hard drive.

8e


Illuminated

Indicates power is being supplied to the system power supply
units. This LED should normally be illuminated when the
system is operating.
Off

Indicates no power is being supplied to the system power
supply. System is powered off.

Other Ports

Port

I/O Type

4

IPMI

5

2x USB 3.0

6

VGA

7

Reset & Power buttons

8

Status LEDs

Rear Side

Other Ports

  1. Power port

    • Power Consumption 20W (idle)