6000 Appliances Hardware (2024)

Front Panel

6200 Base

6200 Plus/Turbo

6500

6600

6800

6900

Item

Component

Description

1

Expansion line card

Expansion slot.
This expansion slot is assigned eth1-0x in the OS.

1a

Expansion line card

6800 and 6900 appliances only - Expansion slot.
This expansion slot is assigned eth2-0x in the OS.

2

On board LAN ports

Eight 10/100/1000Base-T RJ-45 ports.
These expansion slots are assigned eth1-eth8 in the OS.

3

Appliance ports

See Front Panel Ports - Use these ports to connect to the appliance.

4

System LEDs

See Front Panel System LEDs.

5

Reset

Insert a pin for 5 to 8 seconds to perform a hardware reset.

6

Identification service tag

A slide out card that identifies the appliance and shows its serial number, MAC address, and model number.

7

Factory reset / Locator / Alarm Off

  • 6200 Base, 6600, 6900 appliances - Locator - Insert a pin to turn the Location beacon LED on and off in the appliance.

  • 6200 Plus/Turbo appliances - Toggles between Locator and Alarm Off.
    • Locator - Insert a pin to turn the Location beacon LED on and off in the appliance.

    • Alarm Off - Insert a pin, press and hold it to turn off the sounding alarm when there is a PSU failure.

  • 6500appliances - Factory reset - Insert a pin to restore the appliance to its factory defaults.

  • 6800 appliances - See Restoring Factory Defaults.

8

Storage devices

6900 appliances only - When monitoring the storage devices with the raid_diagnostic command, DiskID 0 is the top storage device, and DiskID 1 is the bottom (numbered 1 and 2 on the appliance's chassis).

Front Panel Ports

Item

Component

Description

1

Synchronization port

Synchronize with cluster members or a High Availability peer.

2

RJ45 console port

For a serial connection to the appliance. See Connecting to the 6000 Appliances CLI.

3

Port activity LED

  • Off - No activity

  • Slow Blink (Green) - Activity

4

Link speed LED

  • Off - No Link or 10M link

  • On (Green) - 100M link

  • On (Amber) - 1000M link

5

Management port

For an Ethernet connection to a remote management computer.

6

USB ports

2 USB 3.0 ports.

7

LOM port

LOM (Lights Out Management) port to connect to the LOM card.

8

Console port

6500 and 6800 appliances - a MiniUSB port for a serial connection to the appliance (shown in image).

6200, 6600, and 6900 appliances - a USB Type-C port for a serial connection to the appliance.
See Connecting to the 6000 Appliances CLI.

Front Panel System LEDs

System power, storage device activity, power supply status, alert, and location.

Item

Icon

Component

Description

1

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System power

  • Off - System power off

  • On (Green) - System power on

2

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Storage device activity

  • Off - No storage device activity

  • On (Amber) - Read/write activity

3

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Power supply status

  • Off - No power/no status

  • Amber - Power supply fault detected

  • Green - All power supplies are functioning correctly

Note - 6200 Base appliances - do not have this system LED.

4

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Alert

  • Off - No faults detected

  • Blinking red - System fault detected

5

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Location beacon

  • Off - Location beacon is turned off

  • Blinking blue - Location beacon is turned on through the Gaia Portal or Gaia Clish

  • Solid blue - Location beacon is turned on through the Locator button on the front panel.

Note - Turn off the Location beacon LED the same way you turned it on.

Rear Panel

6200 Base

6200 Plus/Turbo

6500

6600/6900

6800

Item

Component

Description

1

LED indicator for each power supply unit

Off - Power supply is not connected to an electric outlet

  • On (Amber) - Power off

  • On (Green) - Power on

  • On (Red) - Failure

2

Power supply unit/s

Connect to an electric outlet.

In 6200 Base, 6500, and 6800 appliances one module is included. An optional dual redundant hot-swappable power supply is available for 6500 and 6800.

In 6200 Plus/Turbo, 6600, and 6900 appliances two modules are supplied.

You can use the cable restraints/clips to avoid accidental removal of the power supply cable.

In 6200 appliances - unscrew the screw directly above the power supply inlet for the cable restraint strip.

3

Alarm off button for power supply units

If a power supply cable is not connected to the outlet, an alarm sounds continuously. Press this button to turn off the alarm.

In 6200 Plus/Turbo appliances - see the Front Panel for this functionality.

4

Main power switch

5

Fixed cooling fans

Numbered from right to left.
In the 6200, 6600, 6800, and 6900 appliances - 1, 2, 3, 4.

In the 6500 appliances - 1, 2, 3.

6

Grounding lug

When using a DC power supply unit (PSU), use the grounding lug that is located on the DC PSU.

7

ESD grounding plug

In 6200, 6600, 6800, and 6900 appliances - When servicing the appliance, connect an ESD strap to this plug.

8

Storage devices

In 6800 appliances - When monitoring the storage devices with the raid_diagnostic command, DiskID 0 is the top storage device, and DiskID 1 is the bottom storage device (in 6800 appliances only). By default, 6800 is shipped with only one storage device.

9

Location LED

In 6200, 6600, and 6900 appliances only

  • Off - Location beacon is turned off

  • Blinking blue - Location beacon is turned on through the Gaia CLI or WebUI Software

  • Solid blue - Location beacon is turned on through the Locator button on the front panel

Note - Turn off the Location LED the same way you turned it on.

Using the Power Cable Restraint Strip on 6200 Appliances

On 6200 appliances, you can use the power cable restraint to prevent accidental removal of the power cable.

Item

Description

1

Restraint anchor

2

Cable loop

3

Restraint strip tab

4

Restraint strip

To install the power cable restraint strip:

  1. If a power cable is connected to the power supply inlet, disconnect it.

  2. Unscrew the screw directly above the power supply inlet.

  3. Make sure the cable loop on the restraint strip faces the power supply inlet.

  4. Insert the restraint strip anchor into the slot and screw it in until it locks.

  5. Connect the power cable to the power supply inlet.

  6. Move the cable loop on the restraint strip.

  7. Move the cable loop until you can put it around the power cable.

  8. Insert the open side of the cable loop into the loop slot until it is tight against the power cable.

  9. Make sure the cable loop is secured and the power cable cannot be removed.

Using the Restraint Clip on 6500, 6600, 6800, and 6900 Appliances

The 6500, 6600, 6800, and 6900 appliances have a power cable restraint clip attached to the power supply unit (PSU). Use the restraint clip to prevent accidental removal of the power cable.

To secure the restraint clip on the power supply cable:

  1. Make sure the restraint clip is in the open position (upward).

  2. Connect the power supply cable to the power supply inlet on the PSU.

  3. Push down on the restraint clip to close it and secure the power supply cable.

Item

Description

1

Restraint clip in the open position (upward)

2

Restraint clip in the closed position

Lights Out Management

The Check Point Lights Out Management (LOM) card lets you use a dedicated management channel to remotely control Check Point appliances. Lights Out Management can also work when the appliance is turned off or not responding.

Lights Out Management is an optional feature on the 6200 Base, 6500, 6600 Base, and 6900 Base appliances.

It is included by default with the 6200 Plus/Turbo, 6600 Plus, 6800, and 6900 Plus appliances.

For more about using Lights Out Management, see the Lights Out Management Administration Guide.

Dual Redundant BIOS

To ensure resilience in the event of a BIOS failure, 6000 Appliances are equipped with dual redundant BIOS images.

If an appliance encounters a BIOS failure, it will boot up from a recovery, read-only BIOS image that enables full functionality of the appliance.

These notifications are shown in the event of a BIOS failure:

  • The appliance's Alert LED on the front panel will blink red.

  • The Gaia WebUI Hardware Health window shows that the BIOS sensor is Invalid and its status is Off.

  • An SNMP trap message (if the biosFailure trap was configured in the WebUI or through clish).

To recover from a BIOS failure, see sk108517 or contact Check Point support. The appliance is fully functional until the BIOS recovery is completed.

Replacing and Upgrading Components

The 6000 Appliances has parts that you can easily replace to minimize downtime. There are also components that you can install to upgrade the appliance. These are the parts and components that can be used with the appliance:

  • Telescopic rails

  • Line cards

  • Transceivers

  • AC and DC power supply units

  • System memory

  • Lights Out Management

  • Storage devices - For 6800 and 6900 appliances only

For more information about installing these parts and components, see the appliance home page.

Unless directed to do so by Check Point technical support, you are prohibited by warranty and support agreements from replacing any parts.

6000 Appliances Hardware (2024)

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