10 gigabit cluster ethernet interconnect ports

NAS Platform Series 5000 Hardware Reference

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The 10 gigabit per second Ethernet (10 GbE) cluster ports allow you to connect cluster nodes together. The cluster ports are used only in a cluster configuration. The 10 GbE ports operate at speeds of ten (10) gigabits per second. The 10 GbE cluster ports use a small form factor pluggable (SFP+) optical connector.

Do not use the 10 GbE cluster interconnect ports to connect to the customer data network (also known as the public data network).

Figure. 10 GbE cluster interconnect ports 10 GbE cluster interconnect ports

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

Table. Status and activity per port
Status/Activity (per port) Meaning
Status Blue on, not flashing 10 Gbps link present
Blue off No link
Red on Fault with 10GbE cluster port. Check SFP (laser fault, not 10Gb or Copper SFP used)
Red off No fault with 10GbE cluster port
Activity Blue flashing 10GbE cluster port activity