Note: This section applies to the MPX 8005/8015/8200/8400/8600/8800, MPX 9700/10500/12500/15500, MPX 15000, MPX 17000, MPX 11500/13500/14500/16500/18500/20500, MPX 11515/11520/11530/11540/11542, MPX 14020/14030/14040/14060/14080/14100, MPX 17500/19500/21500, MPX 17550/19550/20550/21550, MPX 22040/22060/22080/22100/22120, MPX 24100/24150, MPX 25100T/25160T, T1100 (Gen1), T1100 (16), T1120, T1300, and T1300-40G appliances.
A 10-Gigabit Small Form-Factor Pluggable (XFP or SFP+) is a compact optical transceiver that can operate at speeds of up to 10 gigabits per second. Autonegotiation is enabled by default on the XFP/10G SFP+ ports into which you insert your XFP/10G SFP+ transceiver. As soon as a link between the port and the network is established, the mode is matched on both ends of the cable and for 10G SFP+ transceivers, the speed is also autonegotiated.
An XFP transceiver is not hot-swappable
on the NetScaler appliances. You must restart a NetScaler appliance after you insert an XFP transceiver.
However, the 10G SFP+ transceiver is hot-swappable from release 9.3 build 57.5 and later on the NetScaler appliances that use the ixgbe (ix) interface.
The following platforms support 10G SPF+ transceivers:
- MPX 8005/8015/8200/8400/8600/8800
- MPX 9700/10500/12500/15500 10G and 10G FIPS
- MPX 11500/13500/14500/16500/18500/20500
- MPX 11515/11520/11530/11540/11542
- MPX 14020/14030/14040/14060/14080/14100
- MPX 17500/19500/21500
- MPX 17550/19550/20550/21550
- MPX 22040/22060/22080/22100/22120
- MPX 24100/24150
- MPX 25100T/25160T
- T1100 (Gen1)
- T1100 (16)
The following platforms support XFP transceivers:
Caution: NetScaler appliances do not support XFP/10G SFP+ transceivers provided by vendors other than Citrix Systems. Attempting to install third-party XFP/10G SFP+ transceivers on your NetScaler appliance voids the warranty.
Insert the XFP/10G SFP+ transceivers into the XFP/10G SFP+ ports on the front panel of the appliance. Frequent installation and removal of transceivers shortens their life span. Follow the removal procedure carefully to avoid damaging the transceiver or the appliance.
Caution: Do not install the transceivers with the cables attached. Doing so can damage the cable, the connector, or the optical interface of the transceiver.