Procedure: Finding the status of Ethernet connections

This procedure explains how to find the status of the Ethernet connections when you cannot connect.

Ethernet port 1 must be connected to an active port on your Ethernet network. Determine the state of the Ethernet LEDs by using the following methods:

If your link is not connected, complete the following actions to check the port status each time until it is corrected or connected.

  1. Verify that each end of the cable is securely connected.
  2. Verify that the port on the Ethernet switch or hub is configured correctly.
  3. Connect the cable to a different port on your Ethernet network.
  4. If the status is obtained using the USB flash drive, review all the node errors that are reported.
  5. Replace the Ethernet cable.
  6. Follow the hardware replacement procedure for a node canister.