G3-GSP-2P40-8TSSD Installation
Getting your appliance installed is the first step to greater visibility of your network. This topic covers installing your appliance in the cabinet and connecting it to your network.
1. Take the appliance and all other components out of the packing materials.
2. (Optional) Connect an Ethernet cable from your router or switch to the Lights Out Management (LOM) or Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) port.
A LOM or IPMI port provides you a dedicated management channel for device maintenance. It allows you to monitor, start, stop, and manage your appliance remotely regardless of whether the appliance is powered on.
3. Install SFP transceivers1 into the open slots on the back of the capture card(s).
4. If you are connecting to SPAN/mirror ports of a network switch: connect a straight-through Ethernet cable from the SPAN/mirror ports on your switch to the SFP transceivers on the capture card.
5. If you are connecting to a network TAP (sold separately):
a. Connect the TX port from your server, firewall, router, or switch to the Link A port on the TAP.
b. Connect the TX port from your other switch to the Link B port on the TAP.
c. Use two analyzer cables to connect the analyzer port on the TAP to the SFP transceivers in the capture card.
d. If you have more than one TAP to connect, repeat the process for each TAP.
6. Turn on the appliance and wait for the RAID to initialize.
The entire process may take a couple of minutes.
7. Ensure the time zone settings match your environment.
8. Double-click the Observer icon on the Desktop to start Observer.
 
 
 
Your hardware appliance is installed and on your network.
 

1 SFP, SFP+, QSFP+, and QSFP28 transceivers are sold separately.