You can use the LCD keypad for initial configuration on a new appliance with the default configuration. The configuration file (ns.conf) should contain the following command and default values.
set ns config -IPAddress 192.168.100.1 -netmask 255.255.0.0
The functions of the different keys are explained in the following table.
Table 1. LCD Key Functions
||Moves the cursor one digit to the left.
||Moves the cursor one digit to the right.
||Increments the digit under the cursor.
||Decrements the digit under the cursor.
||Processes the information, or terminates the configuration, if none of the values are changed. This key is also known as the ENTER key.
To perform the initial configuration by using the LCD keypad press the "<" key.
You are prompted to enter the subnet mask, NetScaler IP address (NSIP), and gateway in that order respectively. The subnet mask is associated with both the NSIP and default gateway IP address. The NSIP is the IPv4 address of the NetScaler appliance. The default gateway is the IPv4 address for the router, which will handle external IP traffic that the NetScaler cannot otherwise route. The NSIP and the default gateway should be on the same subnet.
If you enter a valid value for the subnet mask, such as 255.255.255.224, you are prompted to enter the IP address. Similarly, if you enter a valid value for the IP address, you are prompted to enter the gateway address. If the value you entered is invalid, the following error message appears for three seconds, where xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx is the IP address you entered, followed by a request to re-enter the value.
If you press the ENTER (.) key without changing any of the digits, the software interprets this as a user exit request. The following message will be displayed for three seconds.
If all the values entered are valid, when you press the ENTER key, the following message appears.
The subnet mask, NSIP, and gateway values are saved in the configuration file.
For information about deploying a high availability (HA) pair, see "High Availability