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The Infoblox 2205 series are 2-U appliances that you can efficiently mount in a standard equipment rack. For rack mounting information, see Rack Mounting Procedures. 

Front Panel

Infoblox 2205 series front panel components include the LCD (liquid crystal display) panel and navigation buttons, communication ports, and hard disk drives, as shown in Figure 1 and described in Table 1. The hard disk drives are concealed under a removable drive bay door. You must remove the door to access the hard disk drives, as shown in Figure 1. For explanations of Ethernet port LEDs, and console and Ethernet port connector pin assignments, see Ethernet Port LEDs and Interface Connector Pin Assignments.
Table 1 describes the Infoblox 2205 series front panel components.  

Table 1 Front Panel Components

Component

Description

Hard Disk Drives

Four hot-swappable Infoblox data storage devices configured in a RAID 10 (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) 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 green 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 green 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.

USB Port

Reserved for future use.

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.

MGMT Port

A 10/100/1000-Mbps gigabit Ethernet port for appliance management, or for appliance services on the network. You enable the MGMT port and define its use through the Grid Manager after the initial setup.
The Advanced Appliance PT-2205 must be managed through its MGMT port.

LAN1 Port

A 10/100/1000-Mbps gigabit Ethernet port that connects the appliance to the network. You use the LAN1 port for initial appliance setup. The LAN1 port carries all traffic if you do not enable the MGMT and LAN2 ports. The passive node in an HA pair (supported in the Trinzic 2210 and 2220 appliances) uses this port to synchronize the database with the active node.

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 3.

HA Port (Active for high availability in the TE-2215 appliances and
PT-2205)

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-2205 and TR-2205 Reporting Models: The HA Port is inactive and reserved for future use. See Table 2 , SFP/SFP+ Interfaces Support Summary for appliance support details.

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 enable the LAN2 port and define its use through the Grid Manager after initial setup.

UID Button

The unit identification button. When you press the UID button, the LCD panel on the front panel blinks and the UID LED on the 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 command.

 The following figures depict the front panels of the Infoblox 2205 Series.

The front panels of the Infoblox 2205 Series may vary depending on the model that is delivered to you. Some models have slots for the four ports (LAN2, HA, LAN1, MGMT) on the right and some models have the slots for the ports on the centre. The following figures depict these models. There is however no difference in functionality between these models.

Models on which the port slots are located at the right

 

Models on which the port slots are located at the center without the drive bay door



CC and FIPS Compliance for 2205 Series Appliances

Infoblox 2205 series appliances can be made compliant with CC and FIPS 140-2 security standards. For the list of appliances that can be made CC and FIPS compliant, see the Common Criteria and FIPS Compliant Appliances section in the Infoblox NIOS 8.5 DocumentationBoth 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 and fan 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-2225 appliances only. Note that these labels are not required for CC.

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 stickers for each of the fans into the chassis as shown in this picture


Install a sticker for each power supply module as shown in this picture

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

Ethernet Port LEDs

To see the link activity and connection speed of an Ethernet port, you can look at its Activity and Link LEDs. Figure 2 shows the status the LEDs convey 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 2205 Series support optional interfaces to accept SFP transceiver modules, for 1GbE optical connectivity. Table 2 summarizes SFP and SFP+ support for appliance models in the Infoblox 2205 series.


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.


To support connectivity to 10 Gigabit networking infrastructure, Infoblox also offers versions of the Trinzic TE-2215, TE-2225, Network Insight ND-2205 and Trinzic Reporting TR-2205 that provide 10-Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) interfaces accepting SFP+ transceiver modules, for 10GbE RJ-45 copper or optical connectivity.

The Trinzic TE-2215 and Trinzic TE-2225 appliances support four active 10GbE interfaces in the optional 1GbE SFP and 10GbE SFP+ configurations.

Other appliances in the Infoblox 2205 series, comprising the ND-2205 and TR-2205, support three active interfaces in the optional 1GbE SFP and 10GbE SFP+ configurations. The port designated HA for these three models is inactive for these appliances. Order of ports from left to right is otherwise the same.

The Advanced Appliance PT-2205 supports accelerated 10GbE connectivity in a factory-only configuration, and supports HA.

In optional configurations for the Infoblox 2205 series (any appliance that does not use the internal Ethernet ports), the Infoblox 1GbE SFP or 10GbE SFP+ ports replace the functionality in the original system MGMT, LAN1, HA and LAN2 ports, thereby disabling the built-in MGMT, LAN1, HA and LAN2 ports. 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., one copper SFP in the MGMT port and two or three fiber SFPs).

SFP and SFP+ transceivers also may be used in a mixed configuration in a 4-Port 10GbE system. One example involves installing 10GbE SR SFP+ transceivers in the LAN1 and LAN2 ports for the Trinzic TE-2215 or TE-2225 appliance, and installing 1GbE SFP copper transceivers in the MGMT and HA interfaces.


Note: For ND-2205 and TR-2215 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.



Table 2 SFP/SFP+ Interfaces Support Summary

Infoblox 2205 Series Model

SFP/SFP+
Support

# of active SFP/SFP+ ports

10GbE
Support

Accelerated 10GbE Support


HA

Disabled internal RJ-45 ports

TE-2205/2215/ 2225

Y1

4

Y

N

Y

Y3

ND-2205

Y1

3

Y

N

N

Y3

TR-2205

Y1

3

Y

N

N

Y3

PT-2205

SFP/SFP+ only

4

Y

Y2

Y

Y

1 – With optional 1GbE or 10GbE line card. Disables internal RJ-45 ports.

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

3 – Only in appliance configurations with optional SFP/SFP+ ports.

See the section Field Replaceable Units for specific information on part numbers, availability, and device compatibility.

Interface Connector Pin Assignments

An Infoblox Infoblox 2205 series appliance has three types of ports on its front panel:

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

Figure 3 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 3 DB-9 Console Port and RJ-45 Port Pinouts


Appliance Rear Panel

The Infoblox 2205 series appliances ship with dual AC power supplies and six fan modules. The power supplies and fan modules are field replaceable. The power supplies are also hot-swappable so you can replace any one of them at a time without disrupting the operations of the appliance.
Figure 4 Infoblox 2205 series, Rear View

 


Table 3 Rear Panel Components

Component

Description

Fan Modules

Six field replaceable fan modules to help maintain optimum operating temperature. Each fan has an air vent that allows warm air to flow out of the appliance. Do not obstruct.

UID LED

Blue = UID is activated through pressing the UID button on the appliance or 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.

UID Button

The unit identification button. When you press the UID button, the LCD panel on the front panel blinks and the UID LED on the 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 command.

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 Supplies

Each of the two redundant power supplies has a three-prong power outlet for connecting the appliance to a standard AC (Alternating Current) power source.

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