Product Documentation

Ports

Aug 09, 2017
Note: Some SD-WAN appliances do not require SFP transceivers.

Ports are used to connect the appliance to external devices. Citrix NetScaler SD-WAN appliances support RS232 serial ports, 10/100/1000Base-T copper Ethernet ports, fiber 1G SFP ports and 10-gigabit fiber SFP+ ports. All Citrix NetScaler SD-WAN appliances have a combination of some or all of these ports. For details on the type and number of ports available on your appliance, see the section describing that platform.

RS232 Serial Port

The RS232 serial console port provides a connection between the appliance and a computer, allowing direct access to the appliance for initial configuration or troubleshooting.

All hardware platforms ship with an appropriate serial cable used to connect your computer to the appliance. For instructions on connecting your computer to the appliance, see Installing the Hardware.

Copper Ethernet Ports

The copper Ethernet ports installed on many models of the appliance are standard RJ45 ports.

There are two types of copper Ethernet ports that may be installed on your appliance:

10/100BASE-T portThe 10/100BASE-T port has a maximum transmission speed of 100 megabits per second (Mbps). Most platforms have at least one 10/100BASE-T port.

10/100/1000BASE-T portThe 10/100/1000BASE-T port has a maximum transmission speed of 1 gigabit per second, ten times faster than the other type of copper Ethernet port. Most platforms have at least one 10/100/1000Base-T port.

To connect any of these ports to your network, you plug one end of a standard Ethernet cable into the port and plug the other end into the appropriate network connector.

Management Ports

Management ports are standard copper Ethernet ports (RJ45), which are used for direct access to the appliance for system administration functions.

1G SFP and 10G SFP+ Ports

A 1G SFP port can operate at a speed of 1 Gbps. It accepts either a copper 1G SFP transceiver, for operation as a copper Ethernet port, or a fiber 1G SFP transceiver for operation as a fiber optic port.

The 10G SFP+ ports are high-speed ports that can operate at speeds of up to 10 Gbps. You need a fiber optic cable to connect to a 10G SFP+ port. If the other end of the fiber optic cable is attached to a 1G SFP port, the 10G SFP+ port automatically negotiates to match the speed of the 1G SFP port.

This Netscaler SD-WAN 410-SE appliance can be used as a WAN Optimization device, then the first port pair should have apA labeled as well.     

The motherboard port should be labeled MGMT for port Eth0.