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Administration Guide

LEDs

Note

Check your device's QuickStart guide for specific LED information: FortiGate QuickStart Guides.

The following faceplates show where the LEDs are typically found on FortiGate models:

LED

State

Description

Logo

Green

The unit is on

Blue

The FortiWiFi unit is on

Off

The unit is off

Power (PWR)

Green

The unit is on and/or both power supplies are functioning

Amber

One power supply is functioning

Flashing Amber

Power supply failure

Red

The unit is on, but only one power supply is functional

Flashing Red

Power failure

Off

The unit is off

Status (STA)

Green

Normal

Flashing Green

Booting up

Amber

Major or minor alarm

Flashing Amber

BLE is on

Red

Major alarm

Flashing Red

BLE is on

Off

The unit is off

Bypass (BYP)

Amber

Bypass Port Pair is active

Off

Bypass Port Pair is off

Alarm

Red

Major alarm

Amber

Minor alarm

Off

No alarms

HA

Green

Operating in an HA cluster

Amber or Red

HA failover

Off

HA disabled

Max PoE

Green, Amber, or Red

Maximum PoE power allocated

Off

PoE power available or normal

PoE

Green

Power delivered

Flashing Green

Error or PoE device requesting power

Off

No PoE device connected or no power delivered

SVC

Green

SVC is on

Flashing Green

SVC activity

Off

SVC is off

3G / 4G

Green

3G / 4G service is on

Flashing Green

3G / 4G activity

Off

3G / 4G service is off

WiFi

Green

WiFi connected

Flashing Green

WiFi activity

Off

WiFi is off

Power Supply

Green

Power supply operating normally

Flashing Green

Power detected, but power supply not providing power or is in standby mode

Amber

Power output is off, there is a power supply error, or there is no input power but the redundant supply is on

Flashing Amber

Power supply error or warning events, or the power supply should be replaced

Red

Cord unplugged or power lost

Flashing Red

Power supply warning events

Off

Power not detected

Power Supply OK

Green

Standby rail and main output on

Flashing Green

Standby rail and main output off

Off

Error or no AC power input

Power Supply Fail

Amber

Main output or fan error detected

Flashing Amber

Power supply warning event detected

Off

No errors or no power

Power Supply Input

Green

Input voltage within normal range

Flashing Green

Over or under voltage warning

Off

No input power

Power Supply Output

Green

Output voltage normal

Flashing Green

Standby mode

Amber

Critical error

Flashing Amber

Warning

Off

No output

Fan

Green

Fan(s) operating normally

Flashing Green

Fan switching/initialization in progress

Amber

Fan failure

Red

Fan error, RPM too low or too high, or both fan sets have at least one alert

Flashing Red

One fan set has at least one alert

Off

Fan error or fan is off

Port LEDs

LED

State

Description

Ethernet

Green

Connected at 1 Gbps

Flashing Green

Transmitting and receiving data at 1 Gbps

Amber

Connected at 10/100 Mbps

Flashing Amber

Transmitting and receiving data at 10/100 Mbps

Off

No link established

Ethernet Link/Activity

Green

Connected

Flashing Green

Transmitting data

Off

No link established

Ethernet Speed

Green

Connected at 1 Gbps

Amber

Connected at 100 Mbps

Off

Not connected or connected at 10 Mbps

Ethernet 10G Link/Activity

Green

Connected

Flashing Green

Transmitting data

Off

No link established

Ethernet 10G Speed

Green

Connected at 10 Gbps

Amber

Connected at 5 Gbps, 2.5 Gbps, or 1 Gbps

Off

Not connected or connected at 100 Mbps

PoE

Green

PoE power on or PoE device receiving power

Amber

Providing power

Red

Connected but not powered

Off

PoE power off or no device receiving power

SFP

Green

Connected at 1 Gbps

Flashing Green

Data activity

Off

No link established

SFP+

Green

Connected at 10 Gbps or 1 Gbps

Flashing Green

Data activity

Off

No link established

SFP28

Green

Connected at 25 Gbps, 10 Gbps, or 1 Gbps

Flashing Green

Data activity

Off

No link established

QSFP28

Green

Connected at 100 Gbps or 40 Gbps

Flashing Green

Data activity

Off

No link established

Alarm levels

Minor alarm

Also called an IPMI non-critical (NC) alarm, it indicates a temperature or power level outside of the normal operating range that is not considered a problem. For a minor temperature alarm, the system could respond by increasing the 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).

Major alarm

Also called an IPMI critical or critical recoverable (CR) alarm, it indicates that the system is unable to correct the cause of the alarm, and that intervention is required. For example, the cooling system cannot provide enough cooling to reduce the temperature. It can also mean that the conditions are approaching the outside limit of the allowed operating range. A critical threshold can also be an upper critical (UC) threshold (such as a high temperature or high power level) or a lower critical (LC) threshold (such as a low power level).

Critical alarm

Also called an IPMI non-recoverable (NR) alarm, it indicates that the system has detected a temperature or power level that is outside of the allowed operating range and physical damage is possible.

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Note

Check your device's QuickStart guide for specific LED information: FortiGate QuickStart Guides.

The following faceplates show where the LEDs are typically found on FortiGate models:

LED

State

Description

Logo

Green

The unit is on

Blue

The FortiWiFi unit is on

Off

The unit is off

Power (PWR)

Green

The unit is on and/or both power supplies are functioning

Amber

One power supply is functioning

Flashing Amber

Power supply failure

Red

The unit is on, but only one power supply is functional

Flashing Red

Power failure

Off

The unit is off

Status (STA)

Green

Normal

Flashing Green

Booting up

Amber

Major or minor alarm

Flashing Amber

BLE is on

Red

Major alarm

Flashing Red

BLE is on

Off

The unit is off

Bypass (BYP)

Amber

Bypass Port Pair is active

Off

Bypass Port Pair is off

Alarm

Red

Major alarm

Amber

Minor alarm

Off

No alarms

HA

Green

Operating in an HA cluster

Amber or Red

HA failover

Off

HA disabled

Max PoE

Green, Amber, or Red

Maximum PoE power allocated

Off

PoE power available or normal

PoE

Green

Power delivered

Flashing Green

Error or PoE device requesting power

Off

No PoE device connected or no power delivered

SVC

Green

SVC is on

Flashing Green

SVC activity

Off

SVC is off

3G / 4G

Green

3G / 4G service is on

Flashing Green

3G / 4G activity

Off

3G / 4G service is off

WiFi

Green

WiFi connected

Flashing Green

WiFi activity

Off

WiFi is off

Power Supply

Green

Power supply operating normally

Flashing Green

Power detected, but power supply not providing power or is in standby mode

Amber

Power output is off, there is a power supply error, or there is no input power but the redundant supply is on

Flashing Amber

Power supply error or warning events, or the power supply should be replaced

Red

Cord unplugged or power lost

Flashing Red

Power supply warning events

Off

Power not detected

Power Supply OK

Green

Standby rail and main output on

Flashing Green

Standby rail and main output off

Off

Error or no AC power input

Power Supply Fail

Amber

Main output or fan error detected

Flashing Amber

Power supply warning event detected

Off

No errors or no power

Power Supply Input

Green

Input voltage within normal range

Flashing Green

Over or under voltage warning

Off

No input power

Power Supply Output

Green

Output voltage normal

Flashing Green

Standby mode

Amber

Critical error

Flashing Amber

Warning

Off

No output

Fan

Green

Fan(s) operating normally

Flashing Green

Fan switching/initialization in progress

Amber

Fan failure

Red

Fan error, RPM too low or too high, or both fan sets have at least one alert

Flashing Red

One fan set has at least one alert

Off

Fan error or fan is off

Port LEDs

LED

State

Description

Ethernet

Green

Connected at 1 Gbps

Flashing Green

Transmitting and receiving data at 1 Gbps

Amber

Connected at 10/100 Mbps

Flashing Amber

Transmitting and receiving data at 10/100 Mbps

Off

No link established

Ethernet Link/Activity

Green

Connected

Flashing Green

Transmitting data

Off

No link established

Ethernet Speed

Green

Connected at 1 Gbps

Amber

Connected at 100 Mbps

Off

Not connected or connected at 10 Mbps

Ethernet 10G Link/Activity

Green

Connected

Flashing Green

Transmitting data

Off

No link established

Ethernet 10G Speed

Green

Connected at 10 Gbps

Amber

Connected at 5 Gbps, 2.5 Gbps, or 1 Gbps

Off

Not connected or connected at 100 Mbps

PoE

Green

PoE power on or PoE device receiving power

Amber

Providing power

Red

Connected but not powered

Off

PoE power off or no device receiving power

SFP

Green

Connected at 1 Gbps

Flashing Green

Data activity

Off

No link established

SFP+

Green

Connected at 10 Gbps or 1 Gbps

Flashing Green

Data activity

Off

No link established

SFP28

Green

Connected at 25 Gbps, 10 Gbps, or 1 Gbps

Flashing Green

Data activity

Off

No link established

QSFP28

Green

Connected at 100 Gbps or 40 Gbps

Flashing Green

Data activity

Off

No link established

Alarm levels

Minor alarm

Also called an IPMI non-critical (NC) alarm, it indicates a temperature or power level outside of the normal operating range that is not considered a problem. For a minor temperature alarm, the system could respond by increasing the 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).

Major alarm

Also called an IPMI critical or critical recoverable (CR) alarm, it indicates that the system is unable to correct the cause of the alarm, and that intervention is required. For example, the cooling system cannot provide enough cooling to reduce the temperature. It can also mean that the conditions are approaching the outside limit of the allowed operating range. A critical threshold can also be an upper critical (UC) threshold (such as a high temperature or high power level) or a lower critical (LC) threshold (such as a low power level).

Critical alarm

Also called an IPMI non-recoverable (NR) alarm, it indicates that the system has detected a temperature or power level that is outside of the allowed operating range and physical damage is possible.