The Model MPX is a single dual-core processor, 1U appliance that ships with 4 gigabytes (GB) of memory.
The following figure shows the front panel of the MPX.
Figure 1. MPX front panel
The MPX has the following ports:
- One RS232 serial console port.
- Two 10/100/1000Base-T copper Ethernet management ports, numbered 0/1 and 0/2 from left to right. You can use these ports to connect directly to the appliance to enable system administration functions.
- Four 10/100/1000Base-T copper Ethernet ports numbered 1/1, 1/2, 1/3, and 1/4 from left to right.
Note: The network port numbers on all appliances consist of two numbers separated by a forward slash. The first number is the port adapter slot number. The second number is the interface port number. Ports on appliances are numbered sequentially starting with 1.
The following figure shows the back panel of the MPX.
Figure 2. MPX back panel
The following components are visible on the back panel of the MPX:
- A 4-GB removable CompactFlash card that is used to store the operating system.
- A power switch that turns off power to the MPX, as if you were to unplug the power supply. Press the switch for five seconds to turn off the power.
- A removable hard disk drive that is used to store user data. Appliances shipped before February, 2012 store user data on a hard disk drive. In appliances shipped after February, 2012, a solid-state drive replaces the hard disk drive. Both types of drive have the same functionality and support the same software releases.
- One USB port (not functional in this release; reserved for a future release).
- A non-maskable interrupt (NMI) button that is used at the request of Technical Support and produces a core dump on the appliance. You must use a pen, pencil, or other pointed object to press this red button, which is recessed to prevent unintentional activation.
- A single 300 watt, 110–220 volt power supply with fan. The power-supply fan is designed to turn on when the internal temperature of the power supply reaches a certain value. You cannot see the fan turning on the back panel. You can see the fixed part of the fan that holds the spinning motor.