NetScaler SDX 11500, SDX 13500, SDX 14500, SDX 16500, SDX 18500, and SDX 20500
Note: This platform has reached its end of life.
The NetScaler models SDX 11500/13500/14500/16500/18500/20500 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 SDX 11500/13500/14500/16500/18500/20500 appliance.
Figure 1. NetScaler SDX 11500/13500/14500/16500/18500/20500 appliance, front panel
The SDX 11500/13500/14500/16500/18500/20500 appliances have the following ports:
- 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.
- RS232 serial console port.
- 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 1G SFP ports numbered 1/1, 1/2, 1/3, 1/4 from top to bottom in the first column, and 1/5, 1/6, 1/7, and 1/8 from top to bottom in the second column.
- Four 10GE SFP+ ports numbered 10/1 and 10/2 from top to bottom in the first column, and 10/3 and 10/4 from top to bottom in the second column.
The following figure shows the back panel of the SDX 11500/13500/14500/16500/18500/20500 appliance.
Figure 2. NetScaler SDX 11500/13500/14500/16500/18500/20500 appliance, back panel
The following components are visible on the back panel of the SDX 11500/13500/14500/16500/18500/20500 appliance:
One 160 GB or larger removable solid-state drive that is used to store the NetScaler software.
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 NetScaler 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.
Dual power supplies, each rated at 650 watts, 110–220 volts.