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After removing the Plixer Endpoint Analytics appliance from its box and mounting it in a standard 19-inch rack or cabinet (if desired), follow these steps to continue the deployment process:


Confirm that the box contents are complete (appliance, rackmount kit, appliance-locking bezel and keys, power cord). If the appliance appears damaged, do not attempt to install the unit. If you encounter any issues, contact Plixer Technical Support.

  1. Connect the power cable to the socket in the rear of the appliance and plug the other end into a grounded AC outlet.

  2. Connect a monitor, keyboard, and mouse directly to the appliance or through a KVM switch.


A PC running HyperTerminal can also be used to access the appliance command line interface (CLI) using serial parameters: 9600 baud, N, 8, and 1.

  1. Connect an RJ-45 Ethernet cable to the port labeled e0:Mgt behind the appliance and connect the other end of the cable to an available switch port.

  2. Power on the device using the button on the front panel and use the LEDs to confirm connectivity based on the following table:



    Connectivity status



    No network connection (Link Down)

    Solid amber

    Network link established (Link Up)

    Blinking amber

    Transmit/receive activity



    10 Mbps connection (if left LED is on or blinking)

    Solid amber

    100 Mbps connection

    Solid Green

    1000 Mbps connection

  3. Connect the monitoring interface(s) to the network switch ports. The second on-board copper port and additional ports in the expansion slots can be used as additional monitor ports for the system.

  4. Once the appliance boots, wait for the login prompt to be displayed on the monitor or console and follow the initial configuration guide to complete the installation process.