Product Documentation

Citrix NetScaler MPX 25100T and MPX 25160T

Oct 25, 2013

The Citrix NetScaler MPX 25100T and 25160T are 2U appliances. Each model has two 10-core processors and 128 gigabytes (GB) of memory. The MPX 25100T/25160T appliances are available in the thirty-two 10G SFP+ ports ( 32x10G SFP+) configuration.

Note: The MPX 25000T appliances are not RAID (redundant array of independent disks) devices.

The following figure shows the front panel of the MPX 25100T/25160T (32x10G SFP+) appliance.

Figure 1. Citrix NetScaler MPX 25100T/25160T (32x10G 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, thirty-two 10G SFP+ ports (32x10G SFP+).
    Note: The 10G SFP+ ports on these appliances support copper 1G SFP transceivers.

The following figure shows the back panel of the MPX 25100T/25160T appliance.

Figure 2. Citrix NetScaler MPX 25100T/25160T, back panel

The following components are visible on the back panel of the MPX 25100T/25160T appliance:

  • One 300 GB removable solid-state drive.
  • Power switch, which turns power to the appliance on or off. Press the switch for less than two seconds to turn off the power.
  • Two power supplies, each rated at 1000 watts, 100-240 volts. Each power supply has an LED that indicates the status of the power supply, as described in LCD Display and LED Status Indicators.
  • Disable alarm button, which is functional only when the appliance has two power supplies.

    Press this button to stop the power alarm from sounding when you have plugged the appliance into only one power outlet, or when one power supply is malfunctioning, and you want to continue operating the appliance until it is repaired.

  • 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. For more information on the Lights Out Management Port of the appliance, see .

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."