Matrix technical specifications
Figure 2: Front
Port Block Speed
Light that indicates the speed for the port block. If no light is lit for the port block, that port block is unlicensed.
Port Status
Light that shows whether that specific port is active. When it blinks, there is traffic on the port. The faster the blinking, the faster the traffic. When it is dark, the port is not enabled.
Port Block
Group of four ports that are assigned a speed (for instance, 1 Gb or 10 Gb). All ports in the port block must be of the same speed; it cannot have mixed speeds. The 10 Gb licenses float, meaning that if you insert a 10 Gb SFP+ into a port, that port block will be 10 Gb. If you license two 10 Gb port blocks, the first two port blocks with 10 Gb SFP+s in them are licensed at 10 Gb. If you insert a 10 Gb SFP+ into a third port block, it remains at 1 Gb and there will be a warning in the logs and web interface. If you remove one of the first two 10 Gb SFP+s, the third port block upgrades to 10 Gb. If you require mixed speeds, use 1 Gb in one port block and 10 Gb in a different port block. You can then combine them using rules and filters.
Press and hold for three seconds to turn the device ON or OFF.
To reset to factory defaults, unplug the power cables. Press and hold the Power button. While holding the Power button, insert the power cable. Continue holding until the device beeps twice.
RESET: Reset button. Press to clear the memory and restart the device when the device is not responding. Use instead of turning off or unplugging the device if there is a problem or before restoring to factory defaults.
PWR: Power. When solid green, both power supplies are functioning as expected. When solid orange, one of the power supplies is OFF or not functioning properly. Different from the PWR light on the rear of the device.
MGMT: Ethernet (management) port. When solid green, an Ethernet cable is connected. When unlit, no cable is connected and no changes can be made to the settings through either the web UI or CLI.
Figure 3: Rear
Power supplies
Redundant auto-selecting 100-240 volt power supplies are standard.
Mute button to silence the alarm.
Reset button. Use to clear the memory and restart the device when the device is not responding. Use instead of turning off or unplugging the device if there is a problem or before restoring to factory defaults.
PWR: Power. Different than the PWR light on the front of the case and useful when troubleshooting web or CLI interface connectivity issues. When solid green, the web and SSH servers are running. When unlit, no power is present for those servers.
RDY: Ready. This light indicates that the web server and SSH server are running so that the web UI and CLI are accessible. This light blinks during a factory reset; otherwise it is solid green.
ALARM: Alarm. When this green light flashes, the device is in an alarmed state (for example, failed power supply). There are no current alarms if the light is dark.
Ethernet (management) port. Used when configuring the device, which is done through the web user interface (HTTPS) or command line interface (SSH). The left light is solid yellow when an Ethernet cable is connected. The right light blinks green with activity.
19 in (W) x 1.73 in (H) x 18 in
48.26 cm (W) x 4.39 cm (H) x 45.72 cm
Power consumption
Input voltage: 100V-240V auto select
Input frequency: 50/60Hz
93w (317 Btu/h)
17 lbs (7.7 kg)
Supported media
Operating Temperature
32° F (0° C) to 104° F (40° C)
Multimode or Single-mode
1 Gb (SX or LX)
10 Gb (SR, LR, ZR)
35-85% (non-condensing)
100/1000 Ethernet
10 Gb Twinaxial (CX4)1

1 Twinax cable must be 2 meters or shorter. Tested with Molex cables.

The device is pre-licensed at the factory. The license enables ports in blocks of four starting at port 1. It also indicates the number of blocks that are 10 Gb-capable. If you have eight ports licensed, you may only use ports 1-8. Ports 9-24 remain dark and unusable even if you insert an SFP module. If you need more ports or blocks of 10 Gb, you can request a license upgrade.
IP Address Must use HTTPS in a web browser or SSH. HTTP will fail.
Default User/password
Self-signed certificate
VIAVI uses a self-signed certificate. When connecting to the device, your web browser may issue a warning about the site being "untrusted" or that there is a problem with the "security certificate." This is a harmless message that may be ignored. You see that message because the site uses a self-signed certificate. See your web browser's documentation for adding the IP address as a trusted source.