Product Documentation

Citrix NetScaler MPX 17000

Sep 04, 2013

The Citrix NetScaler MPX 17000 appliance is a 2U appliance, with 2 quad-core processors, and 32 GB of memory. The MPX 17000 is a high-capacity hardware platform intended for any high traffic, intensive processing data center environment. There are two MPX 17000 models: the four network-port model and the ten network-port model.

The following figure shows the front panel of the MPX 17000, four network-port model.

Figure 1. Citrix NetScaler MPX 17000 four network-port model, front panel

Depending on the model, the appliance has the following ports:
  • RS232 serial console port.
  • 10/100/1000BASE-T copper Ethernet management port, numbered 0/1.
  • Network Ports
    • MPX 17000 four network-port model. Four XFP (10-Gigabit Small Form-Factor Pluggable) ports, numbered from upper left to bottom right 1/1, 1/2, 1/3, and 1/4.
    • MPX 17000 ten network-port model. Two XFP ports, numbered from left to right 1/1 and 1/2 and eight 10/100/1000BASE-T 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.
    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.

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.

The following figure shows the back panel of the MPX 17000 appliance.

Figure 2. Citrix NetScaler MPX 17000 appliance, back panel

The following components are visible on the back of the MPX 17000 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 17000 functions properly with a single power supply; the extra power supply serves as a backup.

  • Non-maskable interrupt (NMI) button, which signals the MPX 17000 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."