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Some NetScaler 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 NetScaler 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. You thereby eliminate 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 NetScaler shell.
The LOM Support Matrix shows the LOM firmware versions shipped with the various platforms, along with the recommended versions, and the earliest NetScaler 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.