By default, the appliance
is configured to use
negotiation, in which NetScaler Gateway transmits network traffic both
directions simultaneously and determines the appropriate adapter speed. If you
leave the default setting to
, NetScaler Gateway uses
full-duplex operation, in which the network adapter is
capable of sending data in both directions simultaneously.
If you disable
auto negotiation, NetScaler Gateway uses
half-duplex operation, in which the adapter can send data
in both directions between two nodes, but the adapter can only use one
direction or the other at a time.
For first time
installation, Citrix recommends that you configure NetScaler Gateway to use
auto negotiation for ports that are connected to the appliance. After you log
on initially and configure NetScaler Gateway, you can disable auto negotiation.
You cannot configure auto negotiation globally. You must enable or disable the
setting for each interface.