LED specifications – FortiOS 6.2

LED specifications

LED status codes

For more information about alarms, see About Alarm Levels.

LABEL STATE MEANING
PWR Green Power is on.
Off Power is off.
LABEL        STATE MEANING
STA Green Normal status.
Flashing Green Booting up. If the FortiGate has a reset button, this could also means that the reset button was used.
Red The FortiGate has a critical alarm.
ALARM Off No alarms or the FortiGate has a minor alarm.
Amber The FortiGate has a major alarm.
Red The FortiGate has a critical alarm. The status LED will also be red.
HA Green FortiGate is operating in an FGCP HA cluster.
Red A failover has occurred. The failover operation feature is not available in all models.
Off HA not configured.
WIFI Green Wireless port is active.
Flashing Green Wireless interface is transmitting and receiving data.
Off Wireless interface is down.

About alarm levels

Minor, major, and critical alarms are defined based on IPMI, ATCA, and Telco standards for naming alarms.

  • A minor alarm (also called an IPMI non-critical (NC) alarm) indicates a temperature or a power level outside of the normal operating range that is not considered a problem. In the case of a minor temperature alarm, the system could respond by increasing fan speed. A non-critical threshold can be an upper non-critical (UNC) threshold (for example, a high temperature or a high power level) or a lower non-critical (LNC) threshold (for example, a low power level). The LEDs do not indicate minor alarms since user intervention is not required.
  • A major alarm (also called an IPMI critical or critical recoverable (CR) alarm) indicates that the system itself cannot correct the cause for the alarm and that intervention is required. For example, the cooling system cannot provide enough cooling to reduce the temperature. It could also mean that conditions (e.g. temperature) are approaching the outside limit of the allowed operating range. A critical threshold can also be an upper critical (UC) threshold (e.g. a high temperature or a high power level) or a lower critical (LC) threshold (e.g. a low power level).
  • A critical alarm (also called an IPMI non-recoverable (NR) alarm) indicates detection of a temperature or power level that is outside of the allowed operating range and could potentially cause physical damage.

LED status codes for ports

TYPE OF PORT STATE MEANING
Ethernet Ports Link / Activity Green Connected.

On FortiGate models with front-facing ports, this LED is to the left of the port. On FortiGate models with ports at the back of the device, this LED is in the upper row.

TYPE OF PORT           STATE MEANING
  Flashing Green Transmitting and receiving data.
Off No link established.
Ethernet Ports Speed Green Connected at 1Gbps.

On FortiGate models with front-facing ports, this LED is to the right of the port. On FortiGate models with ports at the back of the device, this LED is in the lower row.

Amber Connected at 100Mbps.
Off Not connected or connected at 10Mbps.
SFP Ports Green Connected.
Flashing Green Transmitting and receiving data.
Off No link established.

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