NetScaler MPX

NetScaler MPX 15000-50G

The NetScaler MPX 15000-50G appliance is a 2U appliance. This platform has two 8-core processors and 128 GB of memory. The MPX 15000-50G appliance provides a total of 12 network ports:

  • Eight 10G SFP+ Ethernet Ports
  • Four 50G Ethernet Ports

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

The following figure shows the front panel of the NetScaler MPX 15000-50G appliance.

Figure 1. NetScaler MPX 15000-50G, front panel

MPX 15000-50G front panel

The NetScaler MPX 15000-50G appliances have the following ports:

  • RS232 serial console port.
  • One 10/100/1000Base-T RJ45 copper Ethernet LOM port. Use this port to remotely monitor and manage the appliance independently of the NetScaler software.
  • Two 10/100/1000Base-T RJ45 copper Ethernet Management ports, numbered 0/1 and 0/2. This port is used to connect directly to the appliance for NetScaler administration functions.
  • Eight 10G SFP+ Ethernet ports, numbered 10/1 to 10/8.
  • Four 50G ports, numbered 50/1 to 50/4. For information about supported transceivers per port, see 25G, 40G, 50G, and 100G ports.

The following figure shows the back panel of the NetScaler MPX 15000-50G appliance.

Figure 2. NetScaler MPX 15000-50G, back panel

MPX 15000-50G back panel

The following components are visible on the back panel of the MPX 15000-50G appliances:

  • Two 480 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.
    • If the OS is functional, press the switch for less than two seconds to power down the system with a graceful shutdown.
    • If the OS is not responsive, press the power switch for more than 4 seconds to force the power off.
  • Two hot-swappable 100–240 VAC input power supply modules, rated at 1000 watts each. Maximum power consumption is 522 watts and typical power consumption is 300 watts. The following table indicates the LED status of each power supply:
LED Color LED Indicates
OFF No power to any power supply on the appliance.
Flashing RED No power to this power supply.
Flashing GREEN Power supply is in standby mode.
GREEN Power supply is functional.
RED Power supply failure.
Flashing RED and GREEN Warning (OVP/UVP/OCP/OTP/Fan); OVP = Over Voltage Protection; UVP = Under Voltage Protection; OCP = Over Current Protection; OTP = Over Temperature Protection
  • Disable alarm button. Press this button to silence the power alarm when one of two power supplies loses input power or when a power supply is malfunctioning.
  • 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 more information about the lights out management port of the appliance, see NetScaler MPX hardware-software compatibility matrix.
NetScaler MPX 15000-50G

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