After you have determined that the location where you will install your appliance meets the environmental standards and the server rack is in place according to the instructions, you are ready to install the hardware. After you mount the appliance, you are ready to connect it to the network, to a power source, and to the console terminal that you will use for initial configuration. To complete the installation, you turn on the appliance. Be sure to observe the cautions and warnings listed with the installation instructions.
The appliance is shipped with rack-rail hardware. This hardware consists of two inner rails that you attach to the appliance, one on each side, and a rack-rail assembly that you attach to the rack. The following figure illustrates the steps involved in mounting the Citrix Command Center appliance to a rack.
When the appliance is securely mounted on the rack, you are ready to connect the cables. Ethernet cables and the optional console cable are connected first. Connect the power cable last.
Ethernet cables connect your appliance to the network. The type of cable you need depends on the type of port used to connect to the network. Use a category 5e or category 6 Ethernet cable with a standard RJ-45 connector on a 10/100/1000BASE-T port.
The MPX 7500 appliances ship with two power cables. A separate ground cable is not required, because the three-prong plug provides grounding.
The CloudBridge appliances can have either one or two power supplies. A separate ground cable is not required, because the three-prong plug provides grounding. Power up the appliance by installing one or both power cords.