Product Documentation

Support Matrix and Usage Guidelines

May 23, 2018

This document lists the different hypervisors and features supported on a NetScaler VPX instance as well as the limitations and usage guidelines that apply .

  • Table 1 lists the different hypervisors.
  • Table 2 lists the different VPX features and limitations for the different hypervisors supported on a NetScaler VPX instance.
  • Table 3 lists the supported web browsers that allows you access the NetScaler GUI and Dashboard.

Table 1. Supported Hypervisors

  VPX on XenServer VPX on VMware ESX VPX on Microsoft Hyper-V VPX on generic KVM VPX on AWS VPX on Azure
Hypervisor Version 6.5, 7.0

6.0, build numbers:

  • 3620759
  • 5050593 (supported from NetScaler release 12.0 build 51.x onwards)
  • 6765062 (supported from NetScaler release 12.0 build 56.20 onwards)

6.5, build number:

  • 4564106
2012R2, 2016 RHEL 7.3, Ubuntu 16.04 N/A N/A
SysID 450000 450010 450020 450070 450040 450020
Models

VPX 10

VPX 25

VPX 200

VPX 1000

VPX 3000

VPX 5000

VPX 8000

VPX 10G

VPX 15G

VPX 25G

VPX 40G

VPX 10

VPX 25

VPX 200

VPX 1000

VPX 3000

VPX 5000

VPX 8000

VPX 10G

VPX 15G

VPX 25G

VPX 40G

VPX 100G

VPX 10

VPX 25

VPX 200

VPX 1000

VPX 3000

VPX 8000

VPX 10

VPX 25

VPX 200

VPX 1000

VPX 3000

VPX 5000

VPX 8000

VPX 10G

VPX 15G

VPX 25G

VPX 40G

VPX 100G

VPX 10

VPX 200

VPX 1000

VPX 3000

VPX 5000

VPX 15G

VPX BYOL

VPX 10

VPX 200

VPX 1000

VPX 3000

VPX BYOL

 

Table 2. VPX Feature Matrix

 

 

VPX on XenServer

VPX on VMware ESX     

 

VPX on Microsoft Hyper-V VPX on generic KVM VPX on AWS VPX on Azure 
Features PV SR-IOV  PV SR-IOV  Emulated PCI Passthrough PV PV SR-IOV PCI Passthrough    
Multi-PE Support
Clustering Support 1 1 1 X X
VLAN Tagging √ ((Only on 2012R2)) X X
Detecting Link Events X2 3 X2 3 X2 3 X2 X2 3 3 X2 X2
Interface Parameter Configuration X X X X X X X X X X
Static LA 2 3 2 X 2 3 2 2 3 3 X X
LACP X 3 2 X 2 3 X 2 3 3 X X
Static CLAG X X X X X X X X X X X X
LACP CLAG X X 2 X 2 3 X 2 3 3 X X
Hot-Plug X X X X X X X X X X X

Clustering support is available on SRIOV for client- and server-facing interfaces and not for the backplane.

2Interface DOWN events are not recorded in NetScaler VPX instances.

In case of Static LA, traffic might still be sent on the interface whose physical status is DOWN.

In case of LACP, peer device knows interface DOWN event based on LACP timeout mechanism.

Short timeout: 3 seconds

Long timeout: 90 seconds

For LACP, interfaces should not be shared across VMs.

In case of Dynamic routing, convergence timemdepends on the Routing Protocol since link events are not detected. 

Monitored static Route functionality fails if monitors are not bound to static routes since Route state is dependent on the VLAN status. The VLAN status is dependent on the link status.

Partial failure detection does not happen in high availability in case of link failure. High availability-split brain condition might happen in case of link failure.

3When any link event (disable/enable, reset) is generated from a NetScaler appliance, the physical status of the link does not change. In case of static LA, any traffic initiated by the peer gets dropped on the NetScaler appliance. 

In case of LACP, peer device knows interface DOWN event based on LACP timeout mechanism.

Short timeout: 3 seconds

Long timeout: 90 seconds

For LACP, interfaces should not be shared across VMs.

For the VLAN tagging feature to work, do the following:

  • On the VMware ESX, set the port group’s VLAN ID to 1 - 4095 on the VSwitch of VMware ESX server. For more information about setting a VLAN ID on the VSwitch of VMware ESX server, see http://www.vmware.com/pdf/esx3_vlan_wp.pdf.

Table 3. Supported Browsers

Operating System Browser Versions
Windows 7 Internet Explorer 8, 9, 10, and 11
Mozilla Firefox 3.6.25 and above
Google Chrome 15 and above
Windows 64 bit Internet Explorer 8 and 9
Google Chrome 15 and above
MAC Mozilla Firefox 12 and above
Safari 5.1.3
Google Chrome 15 and above