The following sections cover information on essential hardware operation.

Audible Feedback

Review information on the different status sounds of the appliance, see Audible Feedback.

Smart Card Handling

Get an introduction to Smart Card Handling and information on using smart cards and as well as example installation instructions.

Battery Adapter

The Hardware Appliance Battery Adapter is used to buffer the internal HSM battery and extend its lifetime, for example when a Hardware Appliance is operated as offline (root) CA. For more information, see External Battery Adapter.