2.2. Setting up a Cascade Gateway

The first time you bring your gateway online, it will check for and apply any updates to its software that may have been made available between the time Rigado shipped your gateways and when you begin using them. When the gateway boots for the first time, it will perform a “update” sequence with Rigado Edge Direct. This sequence requires an Internet connection.

2.2.1. Connecting to Ethernet

The easiest way to get started with Cascade Edge-as-a-Service is to use Ethernet to connect your gateway device.

Plug an Ethernet cable into the RJ45 port on the gateway to get started. If this cable also provides Power-over-Ethernet (PoE), you can skip the next step about plugging in a separate power cord.

Note

If you want to connect the gateway to a Wi-Fi network, you can follow our instructions to do so in Configure Wireless. However, we recommend that you boot the gateway first with Ethernet.

2.2.2. Powering On

Plug the gateway into power with the provided cord if not powered by PoE.

2.2.3. First Boot Sequence

During first boot, the gateway performs the following update sequence:

  1. Updates all installed software to their latest versions, if applicable.
  2. Sends status information to Rigado Edge Direct, and the IP address(es) of the gateway.

The first boot process should take about 5 minutes.

Gateway Boot Status

The gateway boot status is displayed by the on-board LED.

Table 2.2 LED state meanings
LED color LED activity Meaning
yellow-pip Yellow/Amber Solid Gateway is booting
yellow-pip Yellow/Amber Slow-blink (1 blink every 2 seconds) Gateway is initializing a connection to Edge Direct
yellow-pip Yellow/Amber Fast-blink (2 blinks per second) Connection established, gateway is authenticating
green-pip Green Solid Gateway is connected to and authenticated with Rigado Edge Direct

Whenever the gateway reboots, the LED will pass through the above states.

If the connection to Rigado Edge Direct is lost, the LED will quickly flash amber.