Product Documentation

Citrix NetScaler MPX 7500 and MPX 9500

Sep 04, 2013

The Citrix NetScaler MPX 7500/9500 are 1U appliances, each with 1 quad-core processor, and 8 gigabytes (GB) of memory. The MPX 7500/9500 appliances are available in two port configurations: 8x10/100/1000Base-T copper Ethernet ports and 4x1G SFP + 4x10/100/1000Base-T copper Ethernet ports.

The following figure shows the front panel of the MPX 7500/9500 (8x10/100/1000Base-T copper Ethernet ports) appliances.

Figure 1. Citrix NetScaler MPX 7500/9500 (8x10/100/1000Base-T copper Ethernet ports), front panel


The following figure shows the front panel of the MPX 7500/9500 (4x1G SFP + 4x10/100/1000Base-T copper Ethernet ports) appliances.

Figure 2. Citrix NetScaler MPX 7500/9500 (4x1G SFP + 4x10/100/1000Base-T copper Ethernet ports), front panel


Depending on the model, the appliance has the following ports:
  • RS232 serial console port.
  • Two 10/100/1000Base-T copper Ethernet management ports, 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 7500/9500 (8x10/100/1000Base-T copper Ethernet ports). Eight 10/100/1000Base-T copper Ethernet ports numbered 1/1, 1/2, 1/3, and 1/4 on the top row from left to right, and 1/5, 1/6, 1/7, and 1/8 on the bottom row from left to right.
    • MPX 7500/9500 (4x1G SFP + 4x10/100/1000Base-T copper Ethernet ports). Four 1-gigabit copper or fiber 1G SFP ports numbered 1/1, 1/2, 1/3, and 1/4 on the top row from left to right, and four 10/100/1000BASE-T copper Ethernet ports (RJ45) numbered 1/5, 1/6, 1/7, and 1/8 on the bottom row from left to right.

The following figure shows the back panel of the MPX 7500/9500 appliance.

Figure 3. Citrix NetScaler MPX 7500/9500, back panel


The following components are visible on the back panel of the MPX 7500/9500:
  • Four-gigabyte removable CompactFlash card that is used to store the NetScaler software.
  • Power switch, which turns off power to the MPX 7500/9500, just as if you were to unplug the power supply. Press the switch for five seconds to turn off the power.
  • Removable hard-disk drive (HDD) that is used to store user data. Appliances shipped before February, 2012 store user data on a HDD. In appliances shipped after February, 2012, a solid-state drive replaces the HDD. Both types of drive have the same functionality and support the same software releases.
  • USB port (reserved for a future release).
  • Non-maskable interrupt (NMI) button that is used at the request of Technical Support and produces a core dump on the appliance. You must use a pen, pencil, or other pointed object to press this red button, which is recessed to prevent unintentional activation.
  • Disable alarm button. This button 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 MPX 7500/9500 into only one power outlet or when one power supply is malfunctioning and you want to continue operating the MPX 7500/9500 until it is repaired.

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."