Product Documentation

Citrix NetScaler MPX 24100 and MPX 24150

Aug 31, 2016

The Citrix NetScaler MPX 24100/24150 are 2U appliances. Each model has two 8-core processors and 256 gigabytes (GB) of memory. The MPX 24100/24150 appliances are available in the twelve 1G SFP ports and twenty-four 10G SFP+ ports (12x1G SFP + 24x10G SFP+) configuration.

The following figure shows the front panel of the MPX 24100/24150 (12x1G SFP + 24x10G SFP+) appliance.

Figure 1. Citrix NetScaler MPX 24100/24150 (12x1G SFP + 24x10G SFP+), front panel


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

  • RS232 serial Console Port.
  • 10/100Base-T copper Ethernet Port (RJ45), also called the LOM port. You can use this port to remotely monitor and manage the appliance independently of the NetScaler software.
  • 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.
  • Network Ports
    • MPX 24100/24150 (12x1G SFP + 24x10G SFP+). Twelve copper or fiber 1G SFP ports and twenty-four 10G SFP+ ports.

The following figure shows the back panel of the MPX 24100/24150 appliances.

Figure 2. Citrix NetScaler MPX 24100/24150, back panel


The following components are visible on the back panel of the MPX 24100/24150 appliance:

  • Non-maskable interrupt (NMI) Button, used at the request of Technical Support to initiate a core dump. To press this red button, which is recessed to prevent unintentional activation, use a pen, pencil, or other pointed object. The NMI Button is also available remotely over the network in the LOM GUI, in the Remote Control menu.
  • System status LED, which indicates the status of the appliance, as described in LCD Display and LED Status Indicators.

    Note: On an MPX 24100/24150 appliance running LOM firmware version 3.22, the system status LED indicates an error (continuously glows RED) even though the appliance is functioning properly.
  • Four power supplies, each rated at 750 watts, 100-240 volts. A minimum of two power supplies are required for proper operation. The extra power supplies act as backup. Each power supply has an LED that indicates the status of the power supply, as described in LCD Display and LED Status Indicators.
  • Power switch, which turns off power to the appliance. Press the switch for less than two seconds to turn off the power.
  • Two 128 GB removable solid-state drives.
  • One 500 GB removable hard disk drive that is used to store user data.

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."