G4-PT-040-8T 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. Using an Ethernet cable, connect the ETH0 port to the network.
Connecting the ETH0 port allows you to use Windows Remote Desktop or other tools to control or configure Windows or Windows applications, such as Observer.
2. (Optional) Connect an Ethernet cable from your router or switch to the LOM or IPMI port.
(Optional) A Lights Out Management 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. Connect a monitor, keyboard, and mouse to the hardware appliance.
You can use a KVM switch if desired. (The KVM must be compatible with the operating system used on the appliance.) The user input devices or KVM switch are only temporarily needed to set the IP address, so you can disconnect them after the IP address is set.
6. Turn on the appliance and wait for the RAID to initialize.
The power button is located on the front of the appliance on the top left. This process may take a couple of minutes. The RAID lights on the front will cycle through a sequence and then be dark. Each light only blinks when there is activity for that specific RAID drive.
After plugging in the power cords, wait until the blue Information LED starts to blink. Press the power button once. The power button is located on the front of the appliance. The control board initiates the power up sequence in three seconds. The entire process may take a couple of minutes.
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.
Next, give the ETH0 IP address and IPMI port address, if using, to the Observer administrator.

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