NetScaler SDX

NetScaler SDX 15000

The NetScaler SDX 15020/15030/15040/15060/15080/15100/15120 appliances are 2U appliances. This platform has two 8-core processors and 128 GB of memory. The appliance provides a total of 16 Ethernet 25G ports.

For information on the software releases supported on the NetScaler hardware platforms, see NetScaler SDX hardware-software compatibility matrix.

The following figure shows the front panel of the SDX 15000 series appliances.

Figure 1. NetScaler SDX 15000, front panel


The NetScaler SDX 15000 series 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.
  • Sixteen 25G Ethernet ports, numbered 25/1 to 25/16. For information about supported transceivers per port, see 25G, 40G, 50G, and 100G ports.

The following figure shows the back panel of the SDX 15000 appliance.

Figure 2. NetScaler SDX 15000, back panel


The following components are visible on the back panel of the SDX 15000 appliance:

  • Four 240 GB and four 480 GB removable solid-state drives (SSD). Two 240 GB are used by the system while the remaining are used for virtual instances and in RAID 1 pairs.

    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 shut down the system gracefully.
    • 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. 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.
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: 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: recessed to prevent unintentional activation and used at the request of Technical Support to initiate a core dump. To press this red button, 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 topic.
NetScaler SDX 15000

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