section applies to the
MPX 9700/10500/12500/15500, MPX
22040/22060/22080/22100/22120, and MPX 24100/24150 appliances.
Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) is a compact transceiver that can operate at speeds
of up to 1 gigabit per second and is available in both copper and fiber types.
Inserting a 1G SFP copper transceiver converts the 1G SFP port to a 1000BASE-T
port. Inserting a 1G SFP fiber transceiver converts the 1G SFP port to a
1000BASE-X port. Auto-negotiation is enabled by default on the 1G SFP port into
which you insert your 1G SFP transceiver. As soon as a link between the port
and the network is established, the speed and mode are matched on both ends of
The 1G SFP transceiver is hot-swappable from release 9.3 build
47.5 and later on the NetScaler appliances that use the e1k interface. The
following platforms support 1G SPF transceivers:
- MPX 7500/9500
- MPX 9700/10500/12500/15500
- MPX 24100/24150
Caution: NetScaler appliances
do not support 1G SFP transceivers from vendors other than Citrix Systems.
Attempting to install third-party 1G SFP transceivers on your
voids the warranty.
Insert 1G SFP
transceivers into the 1G 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 1G SFP 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