Set up the ION 3000 in the analytics or control
mode with an existing router. This allows you to insert the ION
3000 in the network without making any modification to network settings
at the remote office. To accomplish this, the ION 3000 utilizes
an inline insertion method with fail-to-wire redundancy.
The inline insertion method enables the ION device
to inspect and process traffic by only making physical changes to
the network while maintaining or enabling additional redundancy.
Plan and select a private WAN insertion topology
that you will use to insert the ION 3000 into the network.
Ensure that internet access using a private WAN connection
or direct internet broadband is available at the site to allow remote
configuration of the ION 3000.
Mount the ION 3000 in the required installation location.
Connect the cables in the following order:
Controller port—The controller port is used
for ION-to-network controller communication and monitoring. Connect
the controller port to an ethernet port. The controller port is
configured as a DHCP client by default.
Internet port(s)—Plug the internet ports inf a broadband
internet source. These ports are protected by a firewall and can
be plugged directly to the internet source. They can also exist
behind a traditional firewall or NAT device. These ports are configured
as DHCP by default. If the internet ports require static IP configuration,
it is highly recommended that you configure the controller port
to an existing DHCP-enabled LAN with access to the internet using
a private network to configure the static internet ports.
Prepare to install the private WAN connections.
Physically cabling these links may result in a 1 to 5 seconds
network interruption. It is best practice to execute steps 4-7 during
low traffic time or a network maintenance window where 1 to 5 seconds
outages can be tolerated.
Cable the private WAN connections as designed in step
After cabling, the devices connected to corresponding WAN/LAN
pairs should reconnect link state up. If this does not happen, verify cabling/settings
on the connected devices, along with the fail-to-wire cabling
Power on the ION 3000.
Verify the power-off link on the ION 3000 before powering
on the device.
Verify communication between devices connected to the
corresponding WAN/LAN connections after the ION 3000 power sequence