Making Your Network Connection

After you have configured at least one of the Ethernet LAN ports on the appliance using a serial terminal connection, you can connect the configured ports to your network and begin connecting to the appliance over the network.

To make a network connection to the appliance:

1.Connect an Ethernet cable to each Ethernet port you configured on the appliance.

2.Use SSH, or an SSH application such a s PuTTY, to connect to the appliance via one of the configured ports. For example, if you set the IP address on eth0 to, you could connect from a Linux computer using the following command:

ssh admin@

3.You will be alerted that the server's host key is not cached in the registry. Examine the fingerprint and add the key to your SSH cache to allow the connection to proceed.

4.Login as admin, using the password you configured in Logging In to LunaSH.

5.Verify correctness of your network setup by pinging another server (lunash:> network ping <IP_address>) and having the other server ping this HSM appliance. Try pinging by IP address, if pinging by host name is not successful. If you are using DNS name servers, but you are unable to ping by host name, use lunash:> network show to verify the DNS name server configuration.

NOTE   Some networks might be configured to reject ICMP ping requests, to prevent certain types of network attacks. In such a case, the ping command will fail, even if the HSM appliance is correctly configured. Consult with your network administrator.

6.Verify your client’s network configuration by attempting to ping the HSM appliance by host name and by IP address, from the client. Repeat for each client where the client software was installed.

Network LEDs

The network LEDs glow or blink to indicate the exchange of traffic, as follows.

State Indicated Indication
Activity status Green (Blinking): Activity detected
Off: Not active, or LAN cable has no connection
Speed range Orange: 1G
Green: 100M
Off: 10M/No connection

When your connection is working, go to Setting the System Date and Time.