That light will be amber until the system has actually booted. These take a good 15 minutes to boot up after they've been restarted, and longer if it's doing a software upgrade. To really figure out what's going on if it's been longer than that, you need to plug into the console port and see what it's outputting.
Worth noting that even with a console connection, you may not get a lot of output. The initial boot of a PA-220 does spit out some linux kernel stuff, but eventually it kicks over to a screen that just says <hostname> login:
You would think you'd be able to login and then see deeper status... but you'd be wrong. It will actually tell you "login incorrect" even if you use a user/password that you know is 100% correct.
I don't know what is going on "behind the prompt," but it sits there and tells you almost nothing for a very large part of the boot process. You won't be able to ping it, and all of the interface LEDs will stay dark, with just the "STAT" light being orange/yellow.
Eventually, the lights will come on and pings will respond and then you should be able to login.
I wish the error message was different when it is still in a "half-booted" state. "Login incorrect" is very unhelpful! Maybe spit out something like "System still booting, please be patient and wait for green STAT light", that would be helpful. 😉
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