After you have installed your appliance in a rack, you are ready to perform the initial configuration. To perform the initial configuration, you can use the Management Service user interface or the serial console. You can access the Management Service user interface from any computer that is on the same network as the new SDX appliance. If you do not have a computer on the same network, use the serial console to perform the initial configuration of the SDX appliance. Citrix recommends that, as soon as you complete the initial configuration, you change the root-user password. For information about changing the root-user password, see .
Determine the following information for performing the initial configuration.
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To perform initial configuration of the SDX appliance from outside the L2 domain, connect to the console port of the appliance and follow the instructions carefully.
The default user account provides complete access to all features of the Citrix NetScaler SDX appliance. Therefore, to preserve security, the nsroot account should be used only when necessary, and only individuals whose duties require full access should know the password for the nsroot account. Citrix recommends changing the nsroot password frequently. If you lose the password, you can reset the password to the default by reverting the appliance settings to factory defaults , and you can then change the password.