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What is the purpose of the Compact Flash (CF) card on TippingPoint devices?

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    • 17 Jul 2017
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What is the purpose of the Compact Flash (CF) card on TippingPoint devices?
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Overview: The CF card is used to store system logs, snapshots, packet traces and other system data. The user can remove and insert the compact flash card while the device is running; however, the user must be sure to issue the appropriate command from the command line interface (CLI).The device will continue to perform correctly if the compact flash card is not available. However, if you attempt to take a system snapshot, the operation will fail and an error will be recorded in the system log. The device comes with a pre-formatted compact flash card.


The N-Platform (660N, 1400N, 2500N, 5100N, 6100N), NX-Platform(2600NX, 5200NX, 6200NX, 7100NX, 7500NX) and the TPS (440T, 2200T)family of IPS devices utilize different models of CF cards. The N-Platform uses a 1GB CF card based on Parallel ATA/IDE technology. Both the NX-Platform and TPS families utilize a CF card known as "C-Fast" which is based on the Serial ATA technology. The NX-Platform ships witha 32GB CF card while the TPS family ships with a 8GB CF card .

Note:Commercially available CF cards are not supported.If a new card is required, ensure that you contact the TippingPoint Technical Assistance Center (TAC) for a replacement.

N/NX Platform CLI Commands
CommandDescription
compact-flash formatFormats a new compact flash card that has not already been formatted according to TippingPoint guidelines.
compact-flash mountManually mounts the inserted compact flash card.
compact-flash unmountUnmounts the compact flash card so that the user can remove it.
conf t compact-flash operation-mode authenticateSets the device to require authentication when a compact flash card is inserted.
conf t compact-flash operation-mode automountSets the device to automatically mount compact flash cards when inserted.
show compact-flashDisplays whether the compact flash is mounted, and if so, its model number, serial number, revision number, capacity, operation mode, and mount status.
show conf compact-flashShows the compact flash operation mode.
 
TPS Platform CLI Commands
CommandDescription
user-disk formatFormats a new compact flash card that has not already been formatted according to TippingPoint guidelines.
user-disk mountManually mounts the inserted compact flash card.
user-disk unmountUnmounts the compact flash card so that the user can remove it.
user-disk encryption enable/disableCommand to encrypt or decrypt the CF card.
show user-diskDisplays whether the compact flash is mounted, and if so, its model number, serial number, revision number, capacity, operation mode, and mount status.

Note:Ejecting a compact flash card may fail after a 30-second timeout if the card is in use. The most common cause for failure is if a snapshot is being written to the card when the Eject command is issued.
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Solution Id:
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