NetScaler SDX

NetScaler SDX 8900

The NetScaler SDX 8900 appliance is a 1U appliance. This platform has a single 8-core processor and 32 GB of memory. The appliance provides a total of 10 network ports:

  • Six 10/100/1000Base-T RJ45 copper Ethernet Ports.
  • Four 10G SFP+ Ethernet Ports.

1G copper transceivers are supported in 10G slots. 1G fiber transceivers are not supported.

The appliance comes with two VPX instances and supports up to seven instances. You can separately buy extra five instances.

For information on the software releases supported on the NetScaler hardware platforms, see NetScaler SDX Hardware-Software Compatibility Matrix.

The figures are for illustrative purposes only.

Figure 1. NetScaler SDX 8900 front panel

SDX 8900 front panel

The NetScaler SDX 8900 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.
  • One 10/100/1000Base-T RJ45 copper Ethernet Management Port, numbered 0/1. This port is used to connect directly to the appliance for NetScaler administration functions.
  • Six 10/100/1000Base-T RJ45 copper Ethernet Ports, numbered 1/1 to 1/6 from left to right.
  • Four 10G SFP+ Ethernet Ports, numbered 10/1 to 10/4 from left to right.
  • USB port (reserved for a future release).

Figure 2. NetScaler SDX 8900 back panel

SDX 8900 back panel

The following components are visible on the back panel of the SDX 8900 appliances:

  • One 240 GB or larger removable solid-state drive (SSD).

    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.
  • One power supply, 100–240 VAC (second power supply for redundancy is a customer installable option). Each power supply has an LED indicating its status:
LED color LED indicates
OFF No power to any power supply in 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.
  • Disable alarm button, which is functional only when the appliance has two power supplies. Press this button to silence the power alarm when one of two power supplies loses input power (second power supply optional) 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, see Lights out management port of the NetScaler SDX appliance.
NetScaler SDX 8900

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