Product Documentation

Citrix NetScaler MPX 15000

Aug 31, 2016

The Citrix NetScaler MPX 15000 appliance is a 2U appliance, with 2 dual-core processors, and 16 GB of memory. The MPX 15000 is a high-capacity hardware platform intended for heavy use in enterprise and service provider environments. The following figure shows the front panel of the MPX 15000 appliance.

Figure 1. Citrix NetScaler MPX 15000 appliance, front panel

The appliance has the following ports:
  • RS232 serial console port.
  • 10/100/1000BASE-T copper Ethernet management port, numbered 0/1.
  • Two XFP (10-Gigabit Small Form-Factor Pluggable) fiber optic ports, numbered from left to right 1/1 and 1/2.
  • Eight 10/100/1000BASE-T copper Ethernet ports, numbered from upper left to bottom right 1/3, 1/4, 1/5, 1/6, 1/7, 1/8, 1/9, and 1/10.

When facing the bezel, the upper LEDs to the left of each port represent connectivity. They are lit and amber in color when active. The lower LEDs represent throughput. They are lit and green when active.

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 and will always be either 0 or 1. 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 15000 appliance.

Figure 2. Citrix NetScaler MPX 15000 appliance, back panel

The following components are visible on the back panel of the MPX 15000 appliance:
  • Removable hard-disk drive that is used to store user data.
  • Dual power supplies, each rated at 500 watts, 110-220 volts.

    You plug separate power cords into the power supplies and connect them to separate wall sockets. The MPX 15000 functions properly with a single power supply; the extra power supply serves as a backup.

  • Non-maskable interrupt (NMI) button, which signals the MPX 15000 to perform an orderly shutdown after saving all files. You must use a pen, pencil, or other pointed object to press this button, which is located inside a small hole to prevent it from being pressed accidentally.
  • Removable CompactFlash card that is used to store the NetScaler software.

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."