Tiny Deathstars of Foulness

Ever wonder what those color codes on on all your devices mean while they’re booting up? In the IT industry we went from having beep tones and green lights to now having all kinds of methods including touch screens on printers that are as nice as my iPhone practically, computers with touch screens that indicate POST status and of course LEDs that change colors. The LEDs that change colors can be extra special, because we assume yellow is bad, green is good, blue is good and red is really bad. Aerohive uses a different color scheme, which can be a little confusing at first. So what do their LEDs mean? Here goes:

  • Blue: The access point is booting
  • Green: The access point has a valid IP address over the Ethernet interface and has a valid connection to HiveManager
  • Yellow: The access point has an IP address over the Ethernet interface but is not yet connected to HiveManager
  • White: The access point is connected to HiveManager and is in normal operating mode. All configurations, updates are applied. This should be the normal state of the device.
  • Purple: The access point’s HiveOS has a software image that is in the process of being update.

May 15th, 2013

Posted In: Network Infrastructure