NetScaler MPX

NetScaler MPX 11500

The NetScaler models MPX 11515/11520/11530/11540/11542 are 2U appliances. Each model has two 6-core processors for a total of 12 physical cores (24 cores with hyper-threading), and 48 GB of memory. The following figure shows the front panel of the MPX 11515/11520/11530/11540/11542 appliance.

Figure 1. NetScaler MPX 11515/11520/11530/11540/11542 appliance, front panel

MPX 11500 front panel

The MPX 11515/11520/11530/11540/11542 appliances have the following ports:

  • RS232 serial console port.
  • 10/100Base-T copper Ethernet Port (RJ45), also called LOM port. You can use this port to remotely monitor and manage the appliance independently of the NetScaler software. Note: The LEDs on the LOM port are not operational by design.
  • Two 10/100/1000Base-T copper Ethernet management ports (RJ45), numbered 0/1 and 0/2 from left to right. These ports are used to connect directly to the appliance for system administration functions.
  • Eight 10G SFP+ ports and four copper or fiber 1G SFP ports.

The following figure shows the back panel of the MPX 11515/11520/11530/11540/11542 appliance.

Figure 2. NetScaler MPX11515/11520/11530/11540/11542 appliance, back panel

MPX 11500 back panel

The following components are visible on the back panel of the MPX 11515/11520/11530/11540/11542 appliance:

  • 256 GB or larger removable solid-state drive.

    Note: Drive densities might increase as components become EOL but its size is never smaller than the original.

  • USB port (reserved for a future release).

  • Power switch, which turns off power to the appliance, as if you were to unplug the power supply. Press the switch for five seconds to shut off the power.

  • Non-maskable interrupt (NMI) Button that is used at the request of Technical Support and produces a core dump on the appliance. Use a pen, pencil, or other pointed object to press this red button, which is recessed to prevent unintentional activation.

  • Two removable hard-disk drives that are used to store user data.

  • Disable alarm button. This button is functional only when the appliance has two power supplies.

    Press this button to stop the power alarm from sounding when either of the following conditions is true:

    • You have plugged the appliance into only one power outlet.
    • One power supply is malfunctioning, and you want to continue operating the appliance until it is repaired.
  • Two power supplies, each rated at 960 watts, 110–220 volts. Maximum power consumption is 650 watts and typical power consumption is 500 watts, except on the MPX 11540T appliance which has a maximum power consumption of 365 watts and typical power consumption of 300 watts.

For information about installing the rails, rack mounting the hardware, and connecting the cables, see “Installing the Hardware.”

For information about performing initial configuration of your appliance, see “Initial Configuration.

NetScaler MPX 11500

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