First, unpack the CFA and its components onto a level surface.

info If you have a desktop CFA model, skip to the next section.

Handle the rack-mounting rails with care to prevent internal rails slipping from the outer rails.

Only a trained and qualified technician should install the CFA into a rack using the rack-mounting components.

Instructions for mounting the CFA in your rack system are beyond the scope of this document. Your rack system may require special tools, therefore please refer to the instructions enclosed with your rack system. However, the CFA itself does not require additional tools for mounting.

Connecting network cables

  1. Connect an Ethernet cable to one of the RJ45 ports on your CFA.

  2. Connect the other end of the Ethernet cable to a fast network port with access to all systems, which you want to protect using the CFA.

See examples of the port layouts below.

info Positions of the ports may differ depending on the model of your CFA.
Example ports on the rack-mounted model
Example ports on the desktop 550 model
Example ports on the desktop 960 model
info IPMI port on the rack-mounted models should only be used for the console access. It looks similar to the RJ45 ports, but serves an entirely different purpose.
notification_important When connecting the CFA to your network, make sure to place it behind your firewall to prevent unauthorized external access.

Power supply connection

Connect the CFA to a power supply using the power cord included in the package.

If your CFA has redundant power supplies, make sure to connect each power supply before turning the CFA on.