10 Gigabit Ethernet customer data network ports

NAS Platform and Unified Storage Series 4000 Hardware Reference

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The 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) customer data network ports are used to connect the server or cluster node to the customer's data network (also called the public data network). These ports may be aggregated into a 1, 2, 3, or 4 aggregated port.

See the Network Administration Guide for more information on creating aggregations.

The 10 GbE ports operate at speeds of ten (10) gigabits per second. The 10 GbE ports use enhanced small form factor pluggable (SFP+) optical connectors.
Note: The 10 GbE customer data network ports cannot be used to interconnect cluster nodes.
SPF+ optical transceiver module considerations. The SFP+ modules can be removed from the chassis. The 10 GbE SFP+ cluster interconnect modules are interchangeable with each other and with the 10 GbE SFP+ network modules.
Note: When removed, the 10 GbE and 8 GB Fibre Channel (FC) SFP+ storage modules are indistinguishable from one another except for their serial numbers. The serial number is located on the side of the module housing and is only visible when the module is removed. Serial numbers prefixes are different as follows:
  • 10 GbE: FTLX<number>
  • FC: FTLF<number>
Figure. 10 GbE customer data network ports label

Once connected, each 10 GbE port has two indicator LEDs; one green and one amber. These LEDs provide link status and network activity status information as follows:

Status/Activity (per port) Meaning
Status Green

(on, not flashing)

10 GbE network link present
Green off No link
Activity Amber flashing Network activity
Amber off No network activity