Lights out management port of the Citrix ADC SDX appliance

The SDX ADC appliances have an Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI), also known as the Lights Out Management (LOM) port, on the front panel of the appliance. You can use the LOM port to remotely monitor and manage the appliance, independently of the Citrix ADC software.

By connecting the LOM port to a dedicated channel that is separate from the data channel, you can make sure that connectivity to the appliance is maintained even if the data network is down. Further you can reduce the data cable and data network as a single point of failure.

You can access the LOM port through a browser and use the graphical user interface (GUI) for most tasks. All tasks can be performed through the Citrix ADC shell.

You can use either the GUI or a shell for the following tasks:

  • Configuring the network settings
  • Health monitoring
  • Power control operations
  • Factory reset

Different Citrix appliances support different shells:

  • For XenServer based Citrix ADC SDX appliances, use the dom0 Linux root shell. To access the dom0 shell, log on to the XenServer management IP address instead of the SDX Management Service IP address, using the “root” account, not the “nsroot” account.
  • For Linux based appliances, use the Linux bash root shell.

Note

The terms LOM and Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) are used interchangeably.

Caution: LOM firmware versions are platform specific. Upgrading to a LOM firmware version other than one shown for your platform in the LOM support matrix table, results in the LOM becoming unusable.

LOM support matrix

The LOM support matrix shows the LOM firmware versions shipped with the various platforms, along with the recommended versions, and the earliest Citrix ADC software versions that support both the shipped and the recommended LOM firmware versions. The latest available LOM package can be found on the Citrix downloads website under LOM Firmware Upgrade.

Table. LOM support matrix

Hardware Ships With Version Recommended Version
SDX 8015, 8400, 8600 2.04, 2.07, 2.10, 3.02, 3.10, 3.11, 3.21 3.21
SDX 11500, 13500, 14500, 16500, 18500, 20500 2.52, 3.02, 3.33, 3.39 3.39
SDX 11500, 13500, 14500, 16500, 18500, 20500 NEBS 3.33, 3.34, 3.38, 3.39 3.39
SDX 11515, 11520, 11530, 11540, 11542 2.52, 3.02,3.33, 3.39 3.39
SDX 14020, 14030, 14040, 14060, 14080 4.08 4.08
SDX 14020-40G, 14040-40G, 14060-40G, 14080-40G, 25100-40G, 25160-40G 4.08 4.08
SDX 14030 FIPS, 14060 FIPS, 14080 FIPS 4.08 4.08
SDX 17500, 19500, 21500 2.52, 3.02, 3.33, 3.39 3.39
SDX 17550, 19550, 20550, 21550 3.33, 3.34, 3.38,3.39 3.39
SDX 22040, 22060, 22080, 22100 2.63, 3.22, 3.24 3.24

Lights out management port of the Citrix ADC SDX appliance