When you first install the appliance, you can configure the
initial settings by using the LCD keypad on the front panel of the appliance.
The keypad interacts with the LCD display module, which is also on the front
panel of these appliances.
You can use the LCD keypad for initial configuration on a new
appliance with the default configuration. The configuration file (ns.conf)
should contain the following command and default values.
set ns config
The functions of the different keys are explained in the
Table 1. LCD Key
||Moves the cursor one digit to the left.
||Moves the cursor one digit to the right.
||Increments the digit under the cursor.
||Decrements the digit under the cursor.
||Processes the information, or terminates the configuration, if
none of the values are changed. This key is also known as the ENTER key.
To perform the initial configuration by using the LCD keypad
press the "<" key.
You are prompted to enter the subnet mask, NetScaler IP address
(NSIP), and gateway in that order respectively. The subnet mask is associated
with both the NSIP and default gateway IP address. The NSIP is the IPv4 address
of the NetScaler appliance. The default gateway is the IPv4 address for the
router, which will handle external IP traffic that the NetScaler cannot
otherwise route. The NSIP and the default gateway should be on the same subnet.
If you enter a valid value for the subnet mask, such as
255.255.255.224, you are prompted to enter the IP address. Similarly, if you
enter a valid value for the IP address, you are prompted to enter the gateway
address. If the value you entered is invalid, the following error message
appears for three seconds, where xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx is the IP address you entered,
followed by a request to re-enter the value.
If you press the ENTER (.) key without changing any of the
digits, the software interprets this as a user exit request. The following
message will be displayed for three seconds.
If all the values entered are valid, when you press the ENTER
key, the following message appears.
The subnet mask, NSIP, and gateway values are saved in the
Note: For information about
deploying a high availability (HA) pair, see "."