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The Infoblox 2205 Series 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 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 series front panel components.
Anchorbookmark6bookmark6 Figure 1 Infoblox 2205 Series, Front View without the Drive Bay Door
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Table 1 Front Panel Components



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.


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.


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

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 figure depicts the front panels of the Infoblox 2205 series.

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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.


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)


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 Seriesseries.


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.


Other appliances in the Infoblox 2205 Seriesseries, 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.


In optional configurations for the Infoblox 2205 Series 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.


An Infoblox Infoblox 2205 Series 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 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 2205Series series, Rear View


Table 3 Rear Panel Components