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Powering On the CTP150 Device


In this procedure we assume that the device is already connected to a power source.

For specifications on the electrical requirements for the device, see CTP150 Platform Specifications.


Evaluate the overall loading of the branch circuit before you install any equipment into a rack.

To power on the device:

  1. Verify that the power source is operational.
  2. Inspect all grounding and power connections to the device chassis.
  3. Confirm that all cable connections are secure.
  4. Switch any available power switches to ON.
  5. Monitor LEDs to verify that the device is booting properly.

    The device goes through a boot process. When a prompt appears on the console, the device is ready to be configured. If the device is new, it boots to a first boot script. If the device is already operational, it boots to a login prompt.

During initial power-on, the components of the platform run boot code, go through a series of self-diagnostic tests, and synchronize with each other.

When the tests are complete, use the LEDs on each module to determine the status of the device. Observe the module LEDs on the front or rear components.