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menuER-8-XG Quick Start Guide

Package Contents

EdgeRouter
Mounting Brackets (Qty. 2)
Bracket Screws (Qty. 8)
Mounting Screws (Qty. 4)
Cage Nuts (Qty. 4)
Power Cords (Qty. 2)
Rubber Feet (Qty. 4)

Installation Requirements

Note: Although the cabling can be located outdoors, the EdgeRouter itself should be housed inside a protective enclosure.

Hardware Overview

Note: The System LED functionality has been updated with firmware v1.10.8. We recommend that you update the EdgeRouter to the latest firmware.

System LED

Flashing White

Bootup in progress.

White

Ready for use, not connected to Ubiquiti® Network Management System (UNMS).

Blue

Ready for use, connected to UNMS.

Steady Blue with Occasional Flashing

Ready for use, unable to connect to UNMS, check connection to UNMS server.

Quickly Flashing Blue

Used to locate a device in UNMS.

Alternating
Blue/White

Firmware upgrade in progress.

SFP Link/Act LED (Ports eth1-8)

Off

No Link

White

Link Established

Flashing Indicates Activity

RJ45 Link/Act LED (Port eth0)

Off

No Link

Green

Link Established

Flashing Indicates Activity

microSD

Reserved for future use.

USB

Reserved for future use.

Console

RJ45 serial console port for Command Line Interface (CLI) management.

SFP+ (Ports eth1-8)

Hot-swappable SFP+ ports support 10 Gbps connections.

RJ45 (Port eth0)

RJ45 port supports 10/100/1000 Ethernet connections.

Reset Button

Click here to learn how to reset an EdgeRouter to factory defaults.

PSU Power Ports

Two AC/DC 100W power supplies are included. You also have the option to use a DC/DC PowerModule™, model RPS-DC-100W (sold separately).

Hardware Installation

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Connecting SFP+

For information about compatible fiber SFP modules, visit: ubnt.link/SFP_DAC_Compatibility

Accessing the EdgeOS Configuration Interface

The EdgeOS® configuration interface can be accessed via DHCP or static IP address assignment. By default, eth1 is set up as a DHCP client, while eth0 is assigned a static IP address of 192.168.1.1. To configure the EdgeRouter, proceed to the appropriate section: DHCP or “Static IP Address”.

DHCP

  1. Connect a cable from eth1 on the EdgeRouter to a LAN segment that has an existing DHCP server.

  2. To check the IP address of the EdgeRouter, use one of the following methods:
    • Set up the DHCP server to provide a specific IP address to the EdgeRouter based on its MAC address (on the label).
    • Let the EdgeRouter obtain an IP address and then check the DHCP server to see which IP address was assigned.
  3. Launch your web browser. Enter the appropriate IP address in the address field. Press enter (PC) or return (Mac).
  4. Enter ubnt in the Username and Password fields. Read the Ubiquiti License Agreement, and check the box next to I agree to the terms of this License Agreement to accept it. Click Login.

The EdgeOS Configuration Interface will appear, allowing you to customize your settings as needed. For more information, refer to the EdgeOS User Guide, which is available at ui.com/download/edgemax

Static IP Address

  1. Connect an Ethernet cable from the Ethernet port of your computer to the port labeled eth0 on the EdgeRouter.

  2. Configure the Ethernet adapter on your host system with a static IP address on the 192.168.1.x subnet.
  3. Launch your web browser. Type https://192.168.1.1 in the address field. Press enter (PC) or return (Mac).

  4. Enter ubnt in the Username and Password fields. Read the Ubiquiti License Agreement, and check the box next to I agree to the terms of this License Agreement to accept it. Click Login.

The EdgeOS Configuration Interface will appear, allowing you to customize your settings as needed. For more information, refer to the EdgeOS User Guide, which is available at ui.com/download/edgemax

UNMS Management

You can manage your device using UNMS, which lets you configure, monitor, upgrade, and back up your devices using a single application. Get started at www.unms.com

Specifications

ER-8-XG

Dimensions

442.4 x 285.6 x 43.7 mm
(17.42 x 11.24 x 1.72")

Weight

 

Without Mount 4.950 kg (10.91 lb)
With Mount 5.045 kg (11.12 lb)

Max. Power Consumption

100W

Power Method

110 - 240VAC

Power Supply

(2) Hotswappable AC/DC PSU

Supported Voltage Range

AC Input: 100 to 240VAC

Button

Reset

Processor

MIPS64 16 Core 1.8 GHz

System Memory

16 GB DDR4 RAM

On-Board Flash Storage

8 MB NOR Flash
4 GB eMMC NAND Flash

LEDs

 

System Status
SFP+ Data Ports Link/Activity
RJ45 Data Port Link/Activity

Interfaces

 

Serial Console Port (1) RJ45 Serial Port
Data Ports (8) SFP+ Ports
(1) RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet Port

Mounting

Rack

ESD/EMP Protection

Air: ± 24 kV, Contact: ± 24 kV

Operating Temperature

-5 to 40° C (23 to 104° F)

Operating Humidity

5 - 95% Noncondensing

Certifications

CE, FCC, IC