EdgeMAX - Device LED Statuses


Overview


This document explains what state an EdgeRouter or EdgeSwitch is in based on the System LED status.

NOTES & REQUIREMENTS: 
This article applies to all EdgeSwitch models and these EdgeRouter models:
ER-12 (coming soon)
ER-10X (coming soon)
 
These statuses will show when using the latest bootloader version. This bootloader update is bundled with firmware 1.10.6 and higher for the EdgeRouter models listed above and with firmware 1.8.0 and higher for EdgeSwitches.

 

ATTENTION: These new system LED patterns only apply when using the latest bootloader version. If upgrading from a version before 1.10.6 (EdgeRouter) or 1.8.0 (EdgeSwitch) a second reboot to is needed to allow the new bootloader to become active.

 


Table of Contents


  1. Introduction
  2. EdgeRouter Units with System LED
  3. EdgeSwitch
  4. Related Articles

Introduction


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As of firmware version 1.10.6 for EdgeRouters and version 1.8.0 for EdgeSwitch models, the status LEDs have been improved to indicate more clearly the state the device is in. See the tables below for the description and meaning of the different system and port LED patterns.


EdgeRouter Units with System LED

This applies to: ER-4, ER-6P, ER-12, and ER-10X


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Type of Device Activity

Device State/Activity

LED Pattern

General Status
Initial Power On Steady blue
Bootup in Progress Flashing white
Ready for Use (Not connected to UNMS) Steady white
Ready for Use (Connected to UNMS) Steady blue
Ready for Use (Unable to connect to UNMS) Blue flashes off every 5 seconds.
Device Locate Feature Active Blue flashing quickly
Troubleshooting Status
Firmware Upgrade in Progress Flashing blue and white.
Error A12 - Device Hardware Failure White flashing quickly
Power On Reset (Holding reset button while applying power) Release reset button within 0-5 seconds to reboot with existing configuration. Port LEDs illuminate from left to right showing progress.
Release reset button within 6-10 seconds for Factory Reset. Port LEDs illuminate from left to right showing progress.
Release reset button after 10 seconds to start TFTP Recovery. (Available in future firmware.) Port LEDs are all on, then alternate odd/even.
Runtime Reset (Holding reset button while the unit is powered on) Hold reset button for more than 5 seconds while unit is powered on to trigger a system reboot with the factory default configuration. Last Port LED blinks while holding reset button, remains solid for 1 second; all port LEDs turn off when reset is complete. System LED goes initial boot state of steady blue.

 

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EdgeSwitch


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Type of Device Activity

Device State/Activity

LED Pattern

General Status
Initial Power On Steady blue
Bootup in Progress Flashing white
Ready for Use (Not connected to UNMS) Steady white
Ready for Use (Connected to UNMS) Steady blue
Ready for Use (Unable to connect to UNMS) Blue flashes off every 5 seconds.
Device Locate Feature Active Quick flashing blue
Troubleshooting Status
Firmware Upgrade in Progress Alternating blue/white
Error A12 - Device Hardware Failure Rapid flashing white/off

Power On Reset

(Holding reset button while powering on)

Hold reset button for more than 5 seconds to perform a Factory Reset. Alternating Blue/Off 8 times

Runtime Reset (Holding reset button while the unit is powered on)

Hold reset button for more than two seconds to have the system restart with the existing configuration. Steady blue

Related Articles


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EdgeRouter - Beginners Guide to EdgeRouter

EdgeRouter - How to Update Bootloader


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