Product Documentation

Configuring the MPX Appliance by Using the LCD Keyboard

Jul 15, 2013
When you first install the MPX appliance, you can configure the initial settings by using the LCD keypad on the front panel of the appliance. The keypad interacts with the LCD display module, which also appears on the front panel of these appliances.
Note: 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
Key Function
< Moves the cursor one digit to the left.
> Moves the cursor one digit to the right.
^ Increments the digit under the cursor.
v Decrements the digit under the cursor.
. Processes the information or terminates the configuration, if none of the values is changed. This key is also known as the ENTER key.

You are prompted to enter the subnet mask, NetScaler Gateway IP address, and default gateway, in that order. The subnet mask is associated with both the NetScaler Gateway IP address and default gateway IP address. The NetScaler Gateway IP address is the IP address of the appliance. The default gateway is the IP address for the router, which handles external IP traffic that NetScaler Gateway cannot otherwise route. The NetScaler Gateway IP address 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 reenter the value.

Invalid addr! 
xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
If you press the ENTER (.) key without changing any of the digits, the software interprets this keystroke as a user exit request. The following message appears for three seconds.
Exiting menu... 
xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx

If all of the values you enter are valid, when you press the ENTER (.) key, the following message appears.

Values accepted, 
Rebooting...
The subnet mask, NetScaler Gateway IP address, and gateway values are saved in the configuration file.