Product Documentation

Citrix NetScaler MPX 11515, MPX 11520, MPX 11530, MPX 11540, and MPX 11542

Aug 31, 2016
The Citrix NetScaler models MPX 11515/11520/11530/11540/11542 are 2U appliances. Each model has two 6-core processors for a total of 12 physical cores (24 cores with hyper-threading), and 48 gigabytes (GB) of memory.

The following figure shows the front panel of the MPX 11515/11520/11530/11540/11542 appliance.

Figure 1. Citrix NetScaler MPX 11515/11520/11530/11540/11542 appliance, front panel

The MPX 11515/11520/11530/11540/11542 appliances have the following ports:

  • RS232 serial console port.
  • 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.
    Note: The LEDs on the LOM port are not operational by design.
  • Two 10/100/1000Base-T copper Ethernet management ports (RJ45), numbered 0/1 and 0/2 from left to right. These ports are used to connect directly to the appliance for system administration functions.
  • Eight 10G SFP+ ports and four copper or fiber 1G SFP ports.

The following figure shows the back panel of the MPX 11515/11520/11530/11540/11542 appliance.

Figure 2. Citrix NetScaler MPX11515/11520/11530/11540/11542 appliance, back panel
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The following components are visible on the back panel of the MPX 11515/11520/11530/11540/11542 appliance:

  • 256 GB removable solid-state drive that is used to store the NetScaler software.
  • USB port (reserved for a future release).
  • 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.
  • Non-maskable interrupt (NMI) Button that is used at the request of Technical Support and produces a core dump on the NetScaler. You must use a pen, pencil, or other pointed object to press this red button, which is recessed to prevent unintentional activation.
  • Two removable hard-disk drives that are used to store user data.
  • Disable alarm button. This button is functional only when the appliance has two power supplies.

    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.

  • Dual power supplies, each rated at 650 watts, 110-220 volts.

For information about installing the rails, rack mounting the hardware, and connecting the cables, see "Installing the Hardware."

For information about performing initial configuration of your appliance, see "Initial Configuration."