Before installing a NetScaler appliance, review the pre-installation checklist. A NetScaler is typically mounted in a rack, and all models ship with rack-rail hardware. All models except the 7000 support small form factor pluggable SFP, XFP, or SFP+ transceivers. After mounting the appliance and installing the transceivers, connect the NetScaler to your network. Use a console cable to connect the NetScaler to a personal computer so that you can perform an initial configuration. After connecting everything else, connect the NetScaler to a power source.