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The Infoblox 1405 Series platforms are 1-U appliances that you can efficiently mount in a standard equipment rack. For rack mounting information, see Rack Mounting Procedures.

Appliance Front Panel

The front panel components include the LCD (liquid crystal display) panel and navigation buttons, communication ports, and LEDs, as shown in Figure 1 and described in Table 1 . For explanations of Ethernet port LEDs, and console and Ethernet port connector pin assignments, see Ethernet Port LEDs and DB-9 Console Port and RJ-45 Port Pinouts.
Figure 1 Infoblox 1405 Series, Front View


The front panel components are described in Table 1.
Table 1 Front Panel Components

Component

Description

Hard Disk Drive(s)

The Trinzic TE-1415 and TE-1425 appliances, and Advanced Appliance PT-1405 each provide one (1) Infoblox hard disk storage device.
The Trinzic Reporting TR-1405 appliance, and Network Insight ND-1405 appliance provides two (2) hard disks in a RAID 1 array. Each disk drive has LEDs on the far left side of each drive carrier, that indicate the connection and activity status on the disk drive. The top LED flickers to blue when the disk drive is operational and performing read-write operations. The lower LED is dark (inactive) during all operations. Both drive LEDs are dark when the disk drive is not connected. You must use the Grid Manager UI or the NIOS CLI to verify disk operation. For more information, see Evaluating the Status of the Disk Subsystem.

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 blue 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 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.

USB Port

Reserved for future use.

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).
If your system lacks a DB-9 serial port, use a properly grounded USB-to-Serial dongle for connection to the serial console port. If the dongle is connected to a laptop, the laptop also must be properly grounded. Failure to do so may cause damage to the serial console port of the Infoblox appliance. Infoblox is not responsible for such damage. For DB-9 pin assignments, see Figure 4.

MGMT Port

A 10/100/1000-Mbps gigabit Ethernet port that you can use for appliance management or DNS service. You can enable the MGMT port and define its use through the Grid Manager after the initial setup.
The Advanced Appliance PT-1405 must be managed through its MGMT port.

HA Port (Active for high availability in the TE-1415 appliances and PT-1405)

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-1405 and TR-1405 Reporting: The HA Port is inactive and reserved for future use.

LAN1 Port

A 10/100/1000-Mbps gigabit Ethernet port that connects the 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.

LAN2 Port

A 10/100/1000-Mbps gigabit Ethernet port that connects the 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. When you press the UID button, the UID LED on the front and rear panel glows blue. 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 Grid Manager and CLI commands.

CC and FIPS Compliance for 1405 Series Appliances

The Trinzic 1405 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, all PSU canisters, 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-1425 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 on the drive bay cover as shown in the picture

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

Install a sticker for each powers supply modules as shown in this picture

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

Ethernet Port LEDs

View the Activity and Link LEDs to see link activity and connection speeds on Ethernet ports. Figure 2 describes the status conveyed by Ethernet port LEDs through their color and illumination (steady glow or blinking).
Figure 2 Ethernet Port LEDs (inc. SFP+ interfaces where noted)

SFP/SFP+ Interface Support

All models in the Infoblox 1405 Series support optional interface configurations to accept SFP transceiver modules, for 1GbE optical connectivity.
To support connectivity to 10 Gigabit networking infrastructure, Infoblox also offers versions of the TE-1415, TE-1425, Network Insight ND-1405 and Trinzic Reporting TR-1405 that provide 10-Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) interfaces accepting SFP+ transceiver modules for 10GbE RJ-45 copper or optical network connectivity. Figure 3 shows an Infoblox 1405 Series appliance with optical interfaces.
Table 2 summarizes SFP and SFP+ support for appliance models in the Infoblox 1405 Series.

The TE-1415 and TE-1425 appliances support four active 10GbE interfaces in the optional 1GbE SFP and 10GbE SFP+ configurations. Other appliances in the Infoblox 1405 Series, comprising the ND-1405 and TR-1405, support three active interfaces in the optional 1GbE SFP and 10GbE SFP+ configurations. The port designated HA is inactive for these appliances. Order of ports from left to right is otherwise identical.
The Infoblox PT-1405 operates only with 1GbE SFP interfaces, and supports HA.

Note

You cannot add SFP/SFP+ support after you have purchased an appliance model that does not have the SFP/SFP+ interfaces pre-installed. Contact your Infoblox representatives if you are interested in purchasing appliances that support SFP/SFP+ interfaces.


Figure 3 Infoblox 1405 Series, Front View with Four SFP/SFP+ Interfaces
 


In optional configurations for select Infoblox 1405 Series appliances, 1GbE SFP and 10GbE SFP+ ports replace the functionality in the original built-in MGMT, LAN1, HA and LAN2 ports, thereby disabling the built-in ports as indicated in Figure 3. 10GbE support accepts Infoblox-provided SFP+ 10GbE Short Range and Long Range transceivers, Cisco SFP+ Direct Attach 10GSFP+Cu, or HP HPJ9283B SFP+ Direct Attach 10GSFP+Cu transceivers.
You may mix media types in the set of ports (e.g., two copper interfaces and two fiber interfaces).
You may use SFP and SFP+ transceivers in a mixed configuration in 4-Port 10GbE appliances. An example use case involves installing 10GbE SR SFP+ transceivers in the LAN1 and LAN2 ports for the TE- 1415 or TE-1425 appliance, and installing 1GbE SFP copper transceivers in the MGMT and HA interfaces.

Note

For ND-1405 and TR-1405 appliance models configured with 1GbE SFP or 10GbE SFP+ interfaces, the HA port is reserved for future use and cannot be used for network applications. Order of ports from left to right is otherwise the same. (The PT-1405 does not support 10GbE operation, but supports HA.)


Table 2 SFP/SFP+ Appliance Support Summary

Infoblox 1405 Series Model

SFP/SFP+
Support

# of active SFP/ SFP+ ports

10 GbE
Support?

Accelerated 10 GbE Support?

HA?

TE-1415, TE-1425

Y1

4

Y

N

Y

ND-1405

Y1

3

Y

N

N

TR-1405

Y1

3

Y

N

N

PT-1405

SFP only

4

N

N2

Y

1 – Optional 1 GbE or 10 GbE line card.
2 – Uses 1-GbE hardware acceleration for DNS security threats targeting DNS caching and authoritative applications

All models in the Infoblox 1405 series support the following part numbers:

  • IB-SFPPLUS-LR
  • IB-SFPPLUS-SR
  • IB-SFP-SX
  • IB-SFP-CO
  • Finisar FTLF1318P3BTL
  • Cisco SFP-H10GB-CU5M
  • HPJ9283B

Interface Connector Pin Assignments

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

  • USB port (reserved for future use)
  • Male DB-9 console port
  • Four (4) RJ-45 10Base-T/100Base-T/1000Base-T auto-sensing gigabit Ethernet ports

Figure 4 describes DB-9 and RJ-45 connector pin assignments. The 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. The 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 4 DB-9 Console Port and RJ-45 Port Pinouts



TE-1415, TE-1425, PT-1405, and ND-1405 Appliance Rear Panel

Infoblox 1405 Series rear panel components include the power connectors, hard disk drive, fans, and the UID LED, as shown in Figure 5.

Figure 5 Infoblox 1405 Series, Rear View

Table 3 Infoblox 1405 Series Rear Panel Components

Component

Description

Fans

A fan system (up to six fans depending on the models) 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 Grid Manager or CLI command Dark = UID is deactivated When UID is activated, the LCD on the front panel blinks at the same time.

Power Supply

The 1405 Series appliances have two power supplies that provide redundancy. Each power supply has a power outlet for connecting the appliance to a standard AC or DC (Direct Current) power source.

Grounding Post

For DC installations, you securely connect a grounding wire to the chassis and to earth ground, which typically is the equipment rack on which you install the appliance. The mounting nut is placed on the grounding post for convenience. Remove the mounting nut, place the grounding wire connector onto the grounding post and replace the mounting nut. Ensure that it is snug.

Power LED

The power indicator is blue if the power supply has power and is dark if it does not have power.

Air Vent

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

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