Citrix ADC MPX

Citrix ADC MPX 5500

Note: This platform has reached its end of life.

The Citrix ADC MPX 5500 is a 1U appliance, with 1 dual-core processor, and 4 GB of memory.

The following figure shows the front panel of the MPX 5500.

Figure 1. Citrix ADC MPX 5500, front panel

MPX 5500 front panel

The MPX 5500 has the following ports:

  • RS232 serial console port.
  • Two 10/100/1000Base-T copper Ethernet management ports, numbered 0/1 and 0/2 from left to right. You can use these ports to connect directly to the appliance for system administration functions.
  • Four 10/100/1000Base-T copper Ethernet ports numbered 1/1, 1/2, 1/3, and 1/4 from left to right.

Note: The network port numbers on all appliances consist of two numbers separated by a forward slash. The first number is the port adapter slot number. The second number is the interface port number. Ports on appliances are numbered sequentially starting with 1.

The following figure shows the back panel of the MPX 5500.

Figure 2. Citrix ADC MPX 5500, back panel

MPX 5500 back panel

The following components are visible on the back panel of the MPX 5500:

  • Four GB removable CompactFlash card that is used to store the Citrix ADC software.
  • Power switch, which turns off power to the MPX 5500, as if you were to unplug the power supply. Press the switch for five seconds to shut off the power.
  • Removable hard-disk drive (HDD) that is used to store user data. Appliances shipped before February 2012 store user data on an HDD. In appliances shipped after February 2012, a solid-state drive replaces the HDD. Both types of drive have the same functionality and support the same software releases.

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

  • USB port (reserved for a future release).
  • Non-maskable interrupt (NMI) Button that is used at the request of Technical Support and produces a core dump on the appliance. Use a pen, pencil, or other pointed object to press this red button, which is recessed to prevent unintentional activation.
  • Power supply rated at 300 watts, 110–220 volts. The power-supply fan is designed to turn on only when the internal temperature of the power supply reaches a certain value. You cannot see the fan turning on the back panel. What you can see is the fixed part of the fan that holds the spinning motor.

For information about installing the rails, rack mounting the hardware, and connecting the cables, see Installing the hardware.

For information about performing the initial configuration of your appliance, see Initial Configuration.

Citrix ADC MPX 5500

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