Product Documentation

Citrix NetScaler SDX 8015, SDX 8400, and SDX 8600

Jan 21, 2014
The Citrix NetScaler models SDX 8015, SDX 8400, and SDX 8600 are 1U appliances. Each model has one quad-core processor (8 cores with hyper-threading) and 32 gigabytes (GB) of memory. The SDX 8015/8400/8600 appliances are available in two port configurations:
  • Six 10/100/1000Base-T copper Ethernet ports and six 1G SFP ports (6x10/100/1000Base-T copper Ethernet ports + 6x1G SFP)
  • Six 10/100/1000Base-T copper Ethernet ports and two 10G SFP+ ports (6x10/100/1000Base-T copper Ethernet ports + 2x10G SFP+)

The following figure shows the front panel of the SDX 8015/8400/8600 (6x10/100/1000Base-T copper Ethernet ports + 6x1G SFP) appliance.

Figure 1. Citrix NetScaler SDX 8015/8400/8600 (6x10/100/1000Base-T copper Ethernet ports + 6x1G SFP), front panel


The following figure shows the front panel of the SDX 8015/8400/8600 (6x10/100/1000Base-T copper Ethernet ports + 2x10G SFP+) appliance.

Figure 2. Citrix NetScaler SDX 8015/8400/8600 (6x10/100/1000Base-T copper Ethernet ports + 2x10G SFP+), front panel


Depending on the model, the appliance has the following ports:

  • RS232 serial console port.
  • One 10/100Base-T copper Ethernet Port (RJ45), also called LOM port. You can use this port to remotely monitor and manage the appliance independently of the NetScaler software.
  • One 10/100/1000Base-T copper Ethernet management port (RJ45), numbered 0/1. The management port is used to connect directly to the appliance for system administration functions.
  • Network Ports
    • SDX 8015/8400/8600 (6x10/100/1000Base-T copper Ethernet ports + 6x1G SFP). Six 10/100/1000BASE-T copper Ethernet ports (RJ45) numbered 1/1, 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 1/5, and 1/6 on the top row from left to right, and six 1-gigabit copper or fiber 1G SFP ports numbered 1/7, 1/8, 1/9, 1/10, 1/11, and 1/12 on the bottom row from left to right.
    • SDX 8015/8400/8600 (6x10/100/1000Base-T copper Ethernet ports + 2x10G SFP+). Six 10/100/1000BASE-T copper Ethernet ports (RJ45) numbered 1/1, 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 1/5, and 1/6 on the top row from left to right and two 10-gigabit SFP+ ports numbered 10/1 and 10/2 on the bottom row from left to right.

The following figure shows the back panel of the SDX 8015/8400/8600 appliance.

Figure 3. Citrix NetScaler SDX 8015/8400/8600 appliance, back panel


The following components are visible on the back panel of the SDX 8015/8400/8600 appliance:

  • 256 GB removable solid-state drive, which is used to store the NetScaler software and the user data.
  • Power switch, which turns off power to the appliance, just as if you were to unplug the power supply. Press the switch for five seconds to turn off the power.
  • USB port (reserved for a future release).
  • Non-maskable interrupt (NMI) button, which is used at the request of Technical Support to produce a NetScaler core dump. You must use a pen, pencil, or other pointed object to press this red button, which is recessed to prevent unintentional activation.
  • Disable alarm button, which is nonfunctional. This button is functional only if you install a second power supply.

    Press this button to stop the power alarm from sounding when you have plugged the appliance into only one power outlet or when one power supply is malfunctioning and you want to continue operating the appliance until it is repaired.

  • Single power supply, rated at 450 watts, 110-220 volts.