NetScaler MPX

NetScaler MPX 14000

The NetScaler MPX 14020/14030/14040/14060/14080/14100 are 2U appliances. Each model has two 6-core processors and 64 GB of memory and sixteen 10G SFP+ ports (16x10G SFP+).

For information about the software releases supported on the NetScaler hardware platforms, see NetScaler hardware software support matrix.

The following figure shows the front panel of the MPX 14020/14030/14040/14060/14080 (16x10G SFP+) appliance.

Figure 1. NetScaler MPX 14020/14030/14040/14060/14080/14100 (16x10G SFP+), front panel

MPX 14000 front panel

The NetScaler MPX 14020/14030/14040/14060/14080/14100 appliances have the following ports:

  • RS232 serial Console Port.
  • 10/100Base-T copper Ethernet Port (RJ45), also called the LOM port. You can use this port to remotely monitor and manage the appliance independently of the NetScaler software.
  • Two 10/100/1000Base-T copper Ethernet Management Ports (RJ45), numbered 0/1and 0/2 from left to right. These ports are used to connect directly to the appliance for system administration functions.
  • Network Ports, sixteen 10G SFP+ ports (16x10G SFP+).
  • USB port (reserved for a future release).

Note: The 10G SFP+ ports on these appliances support copper 1G SFP transceivers.

The following figure shows the back panel of the MPX 14020/14030/14040/14060/14080/ 14100 appliance.

Figure 2. NetScaler MPX 14020/14030/14040/14060/14080/14100, back panel

MPX 14000 back panel

The following components are visible on the back panel of the MPX 14020/14030/14040/14060/14080/14100 appliance:

  • Two 240 GB or larger removable solid-state drives in a redundant array of independent disks (RAID) configuration. In a RAID configuration, the same data is stored on multiple drives to improve performance, increase storage capacity, lower the risk of data loss, and provide fault tolerance. The two SSDs store the same data. If one fails and you replace it, the new SSD mirrors the other one.

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

  • Power switch, which turns power to the appliance on or off. Press the switch for less than two seconds to shut off the power.
  • Two power supplies, each rated at 1000 watts, 100–240 volts. Each power supply has an LED that indicates the status of the power supply, as described in Common hardware components.
  • Disable alarm button, which is functional only when the appliance has two power supplies. Press this button to stop the power alarm from sounding when:
    • 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.
  • Non-maskable interrupt (NMI) Button, used at the request of Technical Support to initiate a core dump. To press this red button, which is recessed to prevent unintentional activation, use a pen, pencil, or other pointed object. The NMI button is also available remotely over the network in the LOM GUI, in the Remote Control menu.

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 14000

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