Connect and start the devices

After inspecting the device and identifying the preferred location for installation, perform the steps in this section to install it.


  1. Mount the device.
    Note: To protect the device and the cabling from accidental damage or disconnection, mount the device in a rack (see Appendix F - Install AXXVRAIL rail set).
    1. Prepare a space for the device in the mounting location.
    2. Mount the device securely in the location you selected.
  2. Connect the power supply to the device. Properly install and ground the equipment in accordance with this instruction manual and national, state, and local codes.
    Important: We highly recommend connecting all ESM devices to an uninterruptible power supply (UPS). Redundant power cords and power modules operating at normal conditions balances the load share through its parallel design, resulting in a reliable power system. Since the Nitro IPS device is inline, it must be connected to a UPS.
  3. Start the device.
    1. Cable with turn off and make sure that traffic is passing.
    2. Turn on the device.
  4. Select the network cable.
  5. Connect the cables to the untrusted and trusted ports. If you are connecting fiber cables, remove the cable and network connector covers only when you are ready to connect the cables.
  6. Verify the connectivity of the device by pinging from the trusted side of your network to a valid IP address on the untrusted side.