Citrix NetScaler Data Sheet
Citrix NetScaler
Data Sheet
Citrix NetScaler
The world's most advanced cloud network platform
Citrix NetScaler is the industry's leading web application delivery solution, and maximizes the performance and availability of
all applications and data. NetScaler products are easily selected by determining the edition providing functional needs and the
appropriate physical or virtual appliance platform to fulfill performance needs.
Feature
Application availability
L4 load balancing and L7 content switching
Database load balancing1
AppExpert rate controls
IPv6 support
Traffic domains
Global server load balancing (GSLB)
Dynamic routing protocols
Surge protection and priority queuing
TriScale clustering
Application acceleration
Client and server TCP optimizations
Citrix AppCompress for HTTP
Citrix AppCache
NetScaler CloudConnectors
Citrix Branch Repeater client
Application security
L4 DoS defenses
L7 content filtering and HTTP/URL rewrite
NetScaler Gateway, SSL VPN
XenMobile NetScaler Connector
SAML2 support
L7 DoS defenses
AAA for traffic management
Citrix Application Firewall with XML security
NetScaler CloudBridge Connector
Simple manageability
NetScaler Insight Center
AppExpert visual policy builder
ActionAnalytics
AppExpert service callouts, templates and Visualizers
Role-based administration and AAA for administration
Configuration wizards
Native Citrix Web Interface
Citrix Command Center
Citrix EdgeSight for NetScaler
Web 2.0 optimization
Rich Internet application support and XML XPath support
Advanced server offload
Lower TCO
TCP buffering
TCP and SQL multiplexing
SSL offload and acceleration
Cache redirection including multi-layer support
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Data Sheet
NetScaler Platform
2
MPX 22120/SDX 2 22120
MPX 22100/SDX 2 22100
MPX 22080/SDX 2 22080
MPX 22060/SDX 2 22060
Dual Intel E5-2690
256 GB
24x 10GBASE-X SFP+ OR
(for NEBS models) 24x
10GBASE-X SFP+ 12x
1000BASE-X SFP (fiber or
copper)
10GE SFP+: SR, LR
1 GE SFP: SX, LX
Dual Intel E5-2690
256 GB
24x 10GBASE-X SFP+ OR
(for NEBS models) 24x
10GBASE-X SFP+ 12x
1000BASE-X SFP (fiber or
copper)
10GE SFP+: SR, LR
1 GE SFP: SX, LX
Dual Intel E5-2690
256 GB
24x 10GBASE-X SFP+ OR
(for NEBS models) 24x
10GBASE-X SFP+ 12x
1000BASE-X SFP (fiber or
copper)
10GE SFP+: SR, LR
1 GE SFP: SX, LX
Dual Intel E5-2690
256 GB
24x 10GBASE-X SFP+ OR
(for NEBS models) 24x
10GBASE-X SFP+ 12x
1000BASE-X SFP (fiber or
copper)
10GE SFP+: SR, LR
1 GE SFP: SX, LX
Upgrade option to
MPX/SDX 22120
Upgrade option to MPX/
SDX 22100 and 22120
Upgrade option to
MPX/SDX 22080, 22100
and 22120
Platform attributes
Processor
Memory
Ethernet ports
Transceivers support
Pay as you grow
and BurstPack
license upgrades
Platform performance
System throughput, Gbps
HTTP requests/sec
(MPX/SDX)
SSL transactions/sec
(2K key certificates)
120
100
80
60
4,700,000/3,700,000
4,500,000/3,700,000
4,000,000/3,700,000
3,500,000
560,000
155,000 (NEBS)
460,000
130,000 (NEBS)
340,000
80,000 (NEBS)
225,000
65,000 (NEBS)
SSL throughput, Gbps
(MPX/SDX)
75/56
42 (NEBS)
65/56
35 (NEBS)
55
30 (NEBS)
45
22 (NEBS)
14.7/12.8
14/12.8
12.5
11
35,000
35,000
35,000
35,000
80
80
80
80
Dual
100-240VAC full range,
47-63 Hz
Yes
1100W 3753 BTU/Hr
Dual
100-240VAC full range,
47-63 Hz
Yes
1100W 3753 BTU/Hr
Dual
100-240VAC full range,
47-63 Hz
Yes
1100W 3753 BTU/Hr
Dual
100-240VAC full range,
47-63 Hz
Yes
1100W 3753 BTU/Hr
850W 2900 BTU/Hr
850W 2900 BTU/Hr
850W 2900 BTU/Hr
850W 2900 BTU/Hr
58
2U
EIA 310-D, IEC 60297, DIN
41494 SC48D rack width
with mounting brackets
28" / 71.2 cm
0-40C
5%-95%, non-condensing
CSA
FCC (Part 15 Class A),
DoC, CE, VCCI, CNS, AN/
NES
RoHS; NEBS Level 3
available
58
2U
EIA 310-D, IEC 60297, DIN
41494 SC48D rack width
with mounting brackets
28" / 71.2 cm
0-40C
5%-95%, non-condensing
CSA
FCC (Part 15 Class A),
DoC, CE, VCCI, CNS, AN/
NES
RoHS; NEBS Level 3
available
58
2U
EIA 310-D, IEC 60297, DIN
41494 SC48D rack width
with mounting brackets
28" / 71.2 cm
0-40C
5%-95%, non-condensing
CSA
FCC (Part 15 Class A),
DoC, CE, VCCI, CNS, AN/
NES
RoHS; NEBS Level 3
available
58
2U
EIA 310-D, IEC 60297, DIN
41494 SC48D rack width
with mounting brackets
28" / 71.2 cm
0-40C
5%-95%, non-condensing
CSA
FCC (Part 15 Class A),
DoC, CE, VCCI, CNS, AN/
NES
RoHS; NEBS Level 3
available
Compression throughput,
Gbps (MPX/SDX)
SSL VPN / ICA Proxy
concurrent users
Maximum number of
instances (for SDX models)
Platform mechanical, environmental and regulatory
Power supplies
Input voltage and
frequency ranges
Optional DC power supply
Max power supply
Typical power
consumption
Weight, lbs
Height
Width
Depth
Operating temperature
Allowed relative humity
Safety certifications
Electromagnetic emissions
certifications and
susceptibility standards
Regulatory compliance
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Data Sheet
NetScaler Platform
MPX 22040/
SDX 2 22040
MPX / SDX 2 21550
MPX / SDX 2 20550
MPX / SDX 2 19550
MPX / SDX 2 17550
Dual Intel Xeon X5680
96 GB
Dual Intel X5680
96 GB
Dual Intel X5680
96 GB
Dual Intel X5680
96 GB
8x 10GBASE-X SFP+
8x 10GBASE-X SFP+
8x 10GBASE-X SFP+
8x 10GBASE-X SFP+
10GE SFP+: SR, LR
10GE SFP+: SR, LR
10GE SFP+: SR, LR
10GE SFP+: SR, LR
Upgrade option to
MPX / SDX 21550
Upgrade option to
MPX / SDX 20550
and MPX / SDX
21550
Upgrade option to
MPX / SDX 19550,
MPX / SDX 20550
and MPX / SDX
21550
Platform attributes
Processor
Memory
Ethernet ports
Transceivers support
Pay as you grow
and BurstPack
license upgrades
Dual Intel E5-2690
256 GB
24x 10GBASE-X SFP+
OR (for NEBS models)
24x 10GBASE-X SFP+
12x 1000BASE-X SFP
(fiber or copper)
10GE SFP+: SR, LR
1 GE SFP: SX, LX
Upgrade option to
MPX/SDX 22060,
22080, 22100 and
22120
Platform performance
System throughput, Gbps
HTTP requests/sec
(MPX / SDX)
SSL transactions/sec
(2K key certificates)
SSL throughput, Gbps
Compression throughput,
Gbps
SSL VPN / ICA Proxy
concurrent users
Maximum number of
instances (for SDX
models)
40
50
40
30
20
2,600,000
3,700,000
3,500,000
3,000,000
2,400,000
98,000
73,000 (MPX)
68,000 (SDX)
50,000
33,000
11
10
9
8
8
11 (MPX) / 10 (SDX)
9
8
7
35,000
30,000
30,000
30,000
30,000
80
40
40
40
40
Dual
100-240VAC full
range, 47-63 Hz
Dual
100-240VAC full
range, 47-63 Hz
Dual
100-240VAC full
range, 47-63 Hz
Dual
100-240VAC full
range, 47-63 Hz
Dual
100-240VAC full
range, 47-63 Hz
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
1100W 3753 BTU/Hr
850W 2900 BTU/Hr
850W 2900 BTU/Hr
850W 2900 BTU/Hr
850W 2900 BTU/Hr
850W 2900 BTU/Hr
570W 1945 BTU/Hr
570W 1945 BTU/Hr
570W 1945 BTU/Hr
570W 1945 BTU/Hr
58
2U
49
2U
28" / 71.2 cm
0-40C
5%-95%, noncondensing
CSA
49
2U
EIA 310-D, IEC
60297, DIN 41494
SC48D rack width
with mounting
brackets
28" / 71.2 cm
0-40C
5%-95%, noncondensing
CSA
28" / 71.2 cm
0-40C
5%-95%, noncondensing
CSA
49
2U
EIA 310-D, IEC
60297, DIN 41494
SC48D rack width
with mounting
brackets
28" / 71.2 cm
0-40C
5%-95%, noncondensing
CSA
49
2U
EIA 310-D, IEC
60297, DIN 41494
SC48D rack width
with mounting
brackets
28" / 71.2 cm
0-40C
5%-95%, noncondensing
CSA
FCC (Part 15 Class A),
DoC, CE, VCCI, CNS,
AN/NES
FCC (Part 15 Class
A), DoC, CE, VCCI,
CNS, AN/NES
FCC (Part 15 Class
A), DoC, CE, VCCI,
CNS, AN/NES
FCC (Part 15 Class
A), DoC, CE, VCCI,
CNS, AN/NES
FCC (Part 15 Class
A), DoC, CE, VCCI,
CNS, AN/NES
RoHS; NEBS Level 3
available
RoHS
RoHS
RoHS
RoHS
120,000
40,000 (NEBS)
35
18 (NEBS)
Platform mechanical, environmental and regulatory
Power supplies
Input voltage and
frequency ranges
Optional DC power
supply
Max power consumption
Typical power
consumption
Weight, lbs
Height
Width
Depth
Operating temperature
Allowed relative humidity
Safety certifications
Electromagnetic
emissions certifications
and susceptibility
standards
Regulatory compliance
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EIA 310-D, IEC 60297,
DIN 41494 SC48D
rack width with
mounting brackets
EIA 310-D, IEC 60297,
DIN 41494 SC48D
rack width with
mounting brackets
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Data Sheet
NetScaler Platform
MPX/SDX 2 11542
MPX/SDX 2 11540
MPX/SDX 2 11530
MPX/SDX 2 11520
MPX/SDX 2 11515
Dual Intel Xeon
E5645
48 GB
8x10GBASE-X SFP+
AND 4x1000BASE-X
SFP (fiber or copper)
10GE SFP+: SR, LR;
1 GE SFP: SX, LX
Dual Intel Xeon
E5645
48 GB
8x10GBASE-X SFP+
AND 4x1000BASE-X
SFP (fiber or copper)
10GE SFP+: SR, LR;
1 GE SFP: SX, LX
Dual Intel Xeon
E5645
48 GB
8x10GBASE-X SFP+
AND 4x1000BASE-X
SP (fiber or copper)
10GE SFP+: SR, LR;
1 GE SFP: SX, LX
Dual Intel Xeon
E5645
48 GB
8x10GBASE-X SFP+
AND 4x1000BASE-X
SFP (fiber or copper)
10GE SFP+: SR, LR;
1 GE SFP: SX, LX
Upgrade option to
MPX/SDX 11542
Upgrade option to
MPX/SDX 11540 and
11542
Upgrade option to
MPX/SDX 11530,
11540 and 1542
Dual Intel Xeon
E5645
48 GB
8x10GBASE-X SFP+
AND 4x1000BASE-X
SFP (fiber or copper)
10GE SFP+: SR, LR;
1 GE SFP: SX, LX
Upgrade option to
MPX/SDX 11520,
11530, 11540 and
11542
42
2,700,000
/2,000,000
40
2,500,000
/2,000,000
30
2,200,000
/2,000,000
20
15
1,800,000
1,600,000
69,000
43,000
30,000
25,000
22,500
20.5
19
17
15
14
8/7
7.5/7
6.5
6
5
20,000
20,000
20,000
20,000
20,000
20
20
20
20
20
Dual
100-240VAC full
range, 47-63 Hz
Yes
650W 2219 BTU/Hr
500W 1706 BTU/Hr
45
2U
EIA 310-D, IEC 60297,
DIN 41494 SC48D
rack width with
mounting brackets
28" / 71 cm
0-40C
5%-95%, noncondensing
CSA
FCC (Part 15 Class
A), DoC, CE, VCCI,
CNS, AN/NES
RoHS
Dual
100-240VAC full
range, 47-63 Hz
Yes
650W 2219 BTU/Hr
500W 1706 BTU/Hr
45
2U
Dual
100-240VAC full
range, 47-63 Hz
Yes
650W 2219 BTU/Hr
500W 1706 BTU/Hr
45
2U
Dual
100-240VAC full
range, 47-63 Hz
EIA 310-D, IEC 60297,
DIN 41494 SC48D
rack width with
mounting brackets
EIA 310-D, IEC 60297,
DIN 41494 SC48D
rack width with
mounting brackets
EIA 310-D, IEC 60297,
DIN 41494 SC48D
rack width with
mounting brackets
28" / 71 cm
0-40C
5%-95%, noncondensing
CSA
FCC (Part 15 Class
A), DoC, CE, VCCI,
CNS, AN/NES
RoHS
28" / 71 cm
0-40C
5%-95%, noncondensing
CSA
FCC (Part 15 Class
A), DoC, CE, VCCI,
CNS, AN/NES
RoHS
28" / 71 cm
0-40C
5%-95%, noncondensing
CSA
FCC (Part 15 Class
A), DoC, CE, VCCI,
CNS, AN/NES
RoHS
Platform attributes
Processor
Memory
Ethernet ports
Transceivers support
Pay as you grow and
BurstPack
license upgrades
Platform performance
System throughput, Gbps
HTTP requests/sec
(MPX/SDX)
SSL transactions/sec
(2K key certificates)
SSL throughput, Gbps
Compression throughput,
Gbps (MPX/SDX)
SSL VPN / ICA Proxy
concurrent users
Maximum number of
instances (for SDX models)
Platform mechanical, environmental and regulatory
Power supplies
Input voltage and
frequency ranges
Optional DC power supply
Max power consumption
Typical power consumption
Weight, lbs
Height
Width
Depth
Operating temperature
Allowed relative humidity
Safety certifications
Electromagnetic emissions
certifications and
susceptibility standards
Regulatory compliance
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Dual
100-240VAC full
range, 47-63 Hz
Yes
650W 2219 BTU/Hr
500W 1706 BTU/Hr
45
2U
EIA 310-D, IEC 60297,
DIN 41494 SC48D
rack width with
mounting brackets
28" / 71 cm
0-40C
5%-95%, noncondensing
CSA
FCC (Part 15 Class
A), DoC, CE, VCCI,
CNS, AN/NES
RoHS
650W 2219 BTU/Hr
500W 1706 BTU/Hr
45
2U
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Data Sheet
NetScaler Platform
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MPX 15500 FIPS
MPX 12500 FIPS
MPX 10500 FIPS
MPX 9700 FIPS
Dual Intel Xeon E5440
16 GB
2x 10GBASE-X SFP+
AND
8x 1000BASE-X SFP
(fiber or copper)
10GE SFP+: SR, LR;
1 GE SFP: SX, LX
Dual Intel Xeon E5440
16 GB
2x 10GBASE-X SFP+
AND
8x 1000BASE-X SFP
(fiber or copper)
10GE SFP+: SR, LR;
1 GE SFP: SX, LX
Dual Intel Xeon E54
16 GB
2x 10GBASE-X SFP+
AND
8x 1000BASE-X SFP
(fiber or copper)
10GE SFP+: SR, LR;
1 GE SFP: SX, LX
Dual Intel Xeon E5440
16 GB
2x 10GBASE-X SFP+
AND
8x 1000BASE-X SFP
(fiber or copper)
10GE SFP+: SR, LR;
1 GE SFP: SX, LX
Upgrade option to FIPS
version of MPX 15500
Upgrade option to FIPS
versions of MPX 12500
and MPX 15500
Upgrade option to
FIPS versions of
MPX 10500, MPX 12500
and MPX 15500
15
10
6
3
1,200,000
700,000
500,000
200,000
8,000
6,000
4,000
2,000
4.5
3.6
2.0
1.0
6.5
6
5
2
10,000
10,000
10,000
10,000
Not applicable
Not applicable
Not applicable
Not applicable
Dual
100-240VAC full range,
47-63 Hz
Yes
450W 1536 BTU/Hr
Dual
100-240VAC full range,
47-63 Hz
Yes
450W 1536 BTU/Hr
Dual
100-240VAC full range,
47-63 Hz
Yes
450W 1536 BTU/Hr
Dual
100-240VAC full range,
47-63 Hz
Yes
450W 1536 BTU/Hr
360W 1229 BTU/Hr
360W 1229 BTU/Hr
360W 1229 BTU/Hr
360W 1229 BTU/Hr
30
2U
EIA 310-D, IEC 60297, DIN
41494 SC48D rack width
with mounting brackets
28" / 71 cm
0-40C
5%-95%, non-condensing
CSA
FCC (Part 15 Class A),
DoC, CE, VCCI, CNS,
AN/NES
RoHS; FIPS 140-2, Level 2
30
2U
EIA 310-D, IEC 60297, DIN
41494 SC48D rack width
with mounting brackets
28" / 71 cm
0-40C
5%-95%, non-condensing
CSA
FCC (Part 15 Class A),
DoC, CE, VCCI, CNS,
AN/NES
RoHS; FIPS 140-2, Level 2
30
2U
EIA 310-D, IEC 60297, DIN
41494 SC48D rack width
with mounting brackets
28" / 71 cm
0-40C
5%-95%, non-condensing
CSA
FCC (Part 15 Class A),
DoC, CE, VCCI, CNS,
AN/NES
RoHS; FIPS 140-2, Level 2
30
2U
EIA 310-D, IEC 60297, DIN
41494 SC48D rack width
with mounting brackets
28” / 71 cm
0-40C
5%-95%, non-condensing
CSA
FCC (Part 15 Class A),
DoC, CE, VCCI, CNS,
AN/NES
RoHS; FIPS 140-2, Level 2
Platform attributes
Processor
Memory
Ethernet ports
Transceivers support
Pay as you grow
and BurstPack
license upgrades
Platform performance
System throughput, Gbps
HTTP requests/sec
(MPX / SDX)
SSL transactions/sec
(2K key certificates)
SSL throughput, Gbps
(MPX / SDX)
Compression throughput,
Gbps (MPX / SDX)
SSL VPN / ICA Proxy
concurrent users
Maximum number of
instances (for SDX models)
Platform mechanical, environmental and regulatory
Power supplies
Input voltage and
frequency ranges
Optional DC power supply
Max power consumption
Typical power
consumption
Weight, lbs
Height
Width
Depth
Operating temperature
Allowed relative humidity
Safety certifications
Electromagnetic emissions
certifications and
susceptibility standards
Regulatory compliance
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MPX/SDX 2 8015
MPX 8005
MPX 5650
MPX 5550
Intel E3-1275
32 GB
6x 10/100/1000 BASE-T
AND 6x1000BASE-X SFP
(fiber or copper)
OR
6x 10/100/1000 BASE-T
AND 2x10G BASE-X SFP+
10GE SFP+: SR, LR;
1 GE SFP: SX, LX
Intel E3-1275
32 GB
6x 10/100/1000 BASE-T
AND 6x1000BASE-X SFP
(fiber or copper)
OR
6x 10/100/1000 BASE-T
AND 2x10G BASE-X SFP+
10GE SFP+: SR, LR;
1 GE SFP: SX, LX
Intel E3-1225
8 GB
Intel E3-1225
8 GB
6x10/100/1000 BASE-T
6x10/100/1000 BASE-T
Platform attributes
Processor
Memory
Ethernet ports
Transceivers support
Pay as you grow
and BurstPack
license upgrades
Upgrade options to MPX/
SDX 8015
Upgrade option to
MPX 5650
Platform mechanical, environmental and regulatory
System throughput, Gbps
HTTP requests/sec
SSL transactions/sec
(2K key certificates)
SSL throughput, Gbps
Compression throughput,
Gbps
SSL VPN / ICA Proxy
concurrent users
Maximum number of
instances (for SDX models)
15
1,200,000
5
375,000
5
350,000
0.5
175,000
11,000
6,500
2,800
1,500
6
4
2
0.5
3.5
2.3
3
0.5
10,000
10,000
5,000
5,000
5
Not applicable
Not applicable
Not applicable
Single only
Single only
100-240VAC full range,
47-63 Hz
No
180W 614 BTU/Hr
100-240VAC full range,
47-63 Hz
No
180W 614 BTU/Hr
Platform mechanical, environmental and regulatory
Power supplies
Input voltage and
frequency ranges
Optional DC power supply
Max power consumption
Typical power
consumption
Weight, lbs
Height
Width
Depth
Operating temperature
Allowed relative humidity
Safety certifications
Electromagnetic emissions
certifications and
susceptibility standards
Regulatory compliance
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Single plus optional
second supply
100-240VAC full range,
47-63 Hz
Yes
250W 853 BTU/Hr
Single plus optional
second supply
100-240VAC full range,
47-63 Hz
Yes
250W 853 BTU/Hr
185W 631 BTU/Hr
185W 631 BTU/Hr
135W 461 BTU/Hr
135W 461 BTU/Hr
32
1U
EIA 310-D, IEC 60297, DIN
41494 SC48D rack width
with mounting brackets
24" / 61 cm
0-40C
10%-90%, non-condensing
CSA
FCC (Part 15 Class A),
DoC, CE, VCCI, CNS,
AN/NES
RoHS
32
1U
EIA 310-D, IEC 60297, DIN
41494 SC48D rack width
with mounting brackets
24” / 61 cm
0-40C
10%-90%, non-condensing
CSA
FCC (Part 15 Class A),
DoC, CE, VCCI, CNS,
AN/NES
RoHS
32
1U
EIA 310-D, IEC 60297, DIN
41494 SC48D rack width
with mounting brackets
24” / 61 cm
0-40C
10%-90%, non-condensing
CSA
FCC (Part 15 Class A),
DoC, CE, VCCI, CNS,
AN/NES
RoHS
32
1U
EIA 310-D, IEC 60297, DIN
41494 SC48D rack width
with mounting brackets
24” / 61 cm
0-40C
10%-90%, non-condensing
CSA
FCC (Part 15 Class A),
DoC, CE, VCCI, CNS,
AN/NES
RoHS
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NetScaler Platform
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VPX 10 / 200 / 1000 / 3000
Platform attributes
Processor
Memory
Ethernet ports
Transceivers support
Pay as you grow
and BurstPack
license upgrades
Minimum Server Req:3
Dual core server
with Intel® VTx or AMD-V™
• Citrix XenServer 5
(update 3 or better)
• Windows Server 2008 R2
with Hyper-V role
• VMWare ESX/ESXi 3.5
or higher
• 4G RAM/20 GB hard drive
• Hypervisor supported NIC
• Windows Server 2012 R2
with Hyper-V
Upgrade options to VPX
200, VPX 1000 and VPX
3000
Platform mechanical,
environmental and regulatory
System throughput, Gbps
HTTP requests/sec
SSL transactions/sec
(2K key certificates)
SSL throughput, Gbps
Compression throughput,
Gbps
SSL VPN / ICA Proxy
concurrent users
Maximum number of instances
(for SDX models)
Up to 3.04
Up to 100,000
Up to 100
Up to 1.0
Up to 0.75
Up to 5005
Not applicable
Platform mechanical,
environmental and regulatory
Power supplies
Input voltage and frequency
ranges
Optional DC power supply
Max power consumption
Typical power consumption
Weight, lbs
Height
Width
Depth
Operating temperature
Allowed relative humidity
Safety certifications
Electromagnetic emissions
certifications and susceptibility
standards
Regulatory compliance
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Dependent on server
platform chosen
Citrix NetScaler
Data Sheet
8
Technical aspects
L4-7 traffic management
Layer 4 load balancing (LB)
•Protocols supported: TCP, UDP, FTP, HTTP,
HTTPS, DNS (TCP and UDP), SIP (over UDP),
RTSP, RADIUS, DIAMETER, SQL, RDP, IS-IS
•Algorithms: Round Robin, Least Packets, Least
Bandwidth, Least Connections, Response Time,
Hashing (URL, Domain, Source IP, Destination IP,
and CustomID), SNMP-provided metric, Server
Application State Protocol (SASP)
•Session persistence: Source IP, cookie, server,
group, SSL session, SIP CALLID, Token-based,
JSESSIONID
•Session protocols: TCP, UDP, SSL_TCP, Multipath
TCP, SPDY
•Server monitoring: Ping, TCP, URL, ECV, scriptable
health checks, Dynamic Server Response Time
•Link load balancing
•Citrix Branch Repeater load balancing
Traffic domains
Packet filtering
•Allows overlapping IP addresses
•Provides separate routing flows within a
single appliance
•Enables basic multi-tenancy implementations
•Layer 3 and 4 Access Control Lists (ACL)
•Network Address Translation (NAT)
•IPv4/IPv6 Network Address Translation (NAT)
Global server load balancing (GSLB)
•Algorithms: site health, geographic proximity,
network proximity, connections, bandwidth, AG-E
SSL VPN users
•Site health checking on status, connection load,
packet rate, SNMP-provided metrics
Surge protection and priority queuing 6
•Adaptive rate control for TCP connections and
HTTP requests
•Prioritized transaction dispatch for critical
application requests
Application acceleration
Layer 7 content switching
TCP optimization
•Policies: URL, URL Query, URL Wildcard,
Domain, Source/Destination IP, HTTP Header,
Custom, HTTP and TCP Payload Values, UDP
•Switch requests based on protocol of
incoming packets
•Multiplexing, Buffering, Connection Keep-alive,
Windows Scaling, Selective Acknowledgement,
Fast Ramp, TCP Westwood
Database load balancing
•Support for: Microsoft SQL Server and MySQL
•Switching algorithms include SQL query
parameters such as user and database names
and command parameters
•Token-based load balancing provides
advanced configuration for persistence and
fault tolerant deployments
TriScale clustering
8
•"Scale-Out" with clustering up to 32 NetScaler
appliances into single system image
•Configuration Coordinator node for centralized
management and synchronization
•Compatible with Pay-As-You-Grow and Burst Pack
performance upgrades
•Traffic distribution mechanisms include:
Equal Cost Multiple Path (ECMP), Linksets, and
Cluster Link Aggregation Group (CLAG)
•Available on NetScaler MPX, SDX and VPX and
with all editions
•Modules may be configured on all nodes in a
cluster or using "spotted VIPS" they are added only
to a select subset of nodes
Rate-based policy enforcement
•Trigger NetScaler policies based upon
connections per second, packets per second,
or bandwidth used
•Source or destination-based upon header
or payload information
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AppCompress
•Gzip-based compression for HTTP
traffic AppCache6
•Caching for static and dynamic application content
•HTTP GET and POST method support
•Policies defined based upon HTTP header
and body values
NetScaler CloudConnectors
•On-premise proxy providing symmetric
TCP optimizations, data compression and data
de-duplication
•Available on NetScaler MPX, SDX and VPX
Application security
DoS attack defense
•Continue service to legitimate users while
protecting against attacks such as: SYN Flood,
HTTP DoS, and Ping of Death
•ICMP and UDP rate control
Content rewriting and response control
•Policy-based bidirectional rewriting of HTTP header
and payload elements
•Policy-based redirection of incoming requests
•Body URL rewrite
•Responder module
•Custom responses and redirects
•Policy-based routing
•Network aware policies
DNSSEC
•DNS proxy
•Authoritative DNS
•DNS signing
NetScaler Application Firewall with hybrid
security model 6
•Positive security model protects against:
Buffer Overflow, CGI-BIN Parameter Manipulation,
Form/Hidden Field Manipulation, Forceful
Browsing, Cookie or Session Poisoning, Broken
ACLs, Cross-Site Scripting (XSS), Command
Injection, SQL Injection, Error Triggering Sensitive
Information Leak, Insecure Use of Cryptography,
Server Misconfiguration, Back Doors and Debug
Options, Rate-based Policy Enforcement, Wellknown Platform Vulnerabilities, Zero-day Exploits,
Cross Site Request Forgery (CSRF), credit card
and other sensitive data leakage prevention
•Negative security model with automatically updated
signatures to protect against L7 and HTTP
application vulnerabilities.
•Integrates with third party scanning tools
•Common event format (CEF) logs
•XML security: XML Denial of Service (xDoS)
•XML SQL injection and cross site scripting, XML
message validation, format checks, WS-I basic profile
compliance, XML, xPath injection attachment check,
XQuery Injection protection
•WSDL scan prevention
•Attachment checks
•URL transformation
•Cookie proxying and encryption
•SOAP array attack protection
Secure access
•Integrated Citrix NetScaler Gateway SSL VPN
•Five SSL VPN concurrent user (CCU) licenses
included in Standard and Enterprise Editions and
100 CCUs included in Platinum Edition
•Endpoint analysis
•SAML 2-factor and client certificate authentication;
passwords for single sign on to backend services
stored on NetScaler
•Client-side cache cleanup
•Security certifications
•Layer 7 content filtering
•AAA traffic management
•SAML 2 and NTLMv1/2 support for configuring
NetScaler with single sign-on (SSO)
•Active Directory, LDAP, RADIUS, TACACS +, OCSP
NetScaler CloudBridge Connector7
•Network connectivity protection via IPSec security
•Datacenter extension through
GRE-based network bridging
Support for XenMobile MDM 9
•Front end optimization scalable to over 100,000
concurrent users
•XenMobile NetScaler Connector (XNC) provides a
device level authorization service
•Application level policy controlled SSL VPN
tunneling for mobile clients
Citrix NetScaler
Data Sheet
9
Technical aspects
Network integration
•Static routes, monitored static routes,
weighted static routes
•OSPF, RIP1/2, BGP6
•VLAN 802.1Q
•Link Aggregation 802.3ad
•Stateful IPv6 to IPv4 network address
translation and DNS64
•Static and stateless network address
translation from IPv4 to IPv6
•Web Insight monitors real-time web application
traffic and assists capacity planning and helps
ensure SLAs.
•AppFlow Standards-based NetFlow/IPFIX (Internet
Protocol Flow Information Export) solution
•Supported by leading performance monitoring
and management vendors
•Provides transaction level visibility for HTTP,
SSL, TCP, and SSL/TCP flows
Action analytics
•Aggregates real-time traffic statistics and enables
their use in setting dynamic policies
•Charting and analysis utilities
High availability
•Active/Passive
•Active/Active
•VRRP
•ECMP
•Connection mirroring
EdgeSight for NetScaler 6
Simplified installation
and management
User interface
•Real-time and historical user
experience monitoring
•Trending and reporting for web application
performance service level management
Third party management support
•Graphical application visualizer
•Secure web-based GUI
•CLI, Telnet, SSH, Console
•Real-time performance dashboard
•LB, GSLB Application Firewall and EdgeSight
for NetScaler configuration wizards
•Citrix XenApp configuration wizards
•SNMPv1, SNMPv2 and SNMPv3:
NetScaler MIB and MIB-II support
•Microsoft System Center Operations
Management (SCOM) support
•Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine
Manager (SCVMM) support
•XML/SOAP API for automated
application-driven configuration
Policy management
Real-time consolidated logging
•AppExpert Visual Policy Builder
•Policy extensibility via HTTP service callouts
•AppExpert templates
•AppExpert Visualizers
•Offloads logging from application server
to central location
Citrix Command Center 6
•Centralized configuration and management
of over 200 NetScaler appliances.
NetScaler Insight Center and AppFlow:
•NetScaler Insight Center is a software solution
enabling traffic visibility; it includes HDX Insight and
Web Insight and is based on AppFlow.
•HDX Insight parses ICA sessions to provide
troubleshooting, network analysis and end-to-end
performance for XenApp/XenDesktop sessions.
Historical data included in Platinum Edition.
Native web interface
•Integrated Web Interface Server for Citrix XenApp
and XenDesktop
•Supports JAVA environments with MPX and VPX
platforms running NetScaler nCore OS
•Authentication methods include: LDAP, RADIUS,
NTLM, TACACS+, Client Certificate
•Manage HTTPS requests via included SSL VPN
•Wizards-based configuration through
NetScaler GUI
•Login page custimization
•Includes Smart Access, smooth roaming, STA
server redundancy, and session reliability
Lower total cost of ownership
Web cache redirection 6
•Automatically direct requests with content not
cached on NetScaler to cache farm
•N-tier multilayer load balancing support of
cache servers
Notes:
1. SQL requests per second (RPS) are rate limited on
select models. VPX 10 through VPX 1000 models:
200. For MPX 5550 and 5650: 1000. For MPX
8005 and 8015: 5000. For all other models above
these, there are no SQL RPS rate limits.
2. S
DX models ship with a Platinum Edition license
and include 5 NetScaler instances (except SDX
8015, which include two instances.) Additional
NetScaler packs with 3 or 5 instances each are
available. All instances may be configured for any
NetScaler Edition.
3. L
isted hardware requirements are for NetScler
VPX nCore version. NetScaler VPX classic builds
are available with a smaller server footprint and a
reduced feature set.
4. Maximum HTTP throughput for VPX running on
XenServer and Hyper-V is less than 3Gbps
5. U
sing 3DES algorithm. Up to 1,000 concurrent
users using RC4 algorithm.
6. A
vailable in NetScaler Enterprise and
Platinum Editions only.
7. Included in Platinum Edition only; not available
with Standard or Enterprise Editions.
8. A
vailable as a license upgrade on all editions
and for MPX, SDX (excluding 22000 series) and
VPX appliances.
9 Enterprise Edition with AppCache or Platinum
Edition recommended.
About Citrix
Citrix (NASDAQ:CTXS) is the cloud company that enables mobile workstyles—empowering people to work and collaborate from anywhere, easily
and securely. With market-leading solutions for mobility, desktop virtualization, cloud networking, cloud platforms, collaboration and data sharing,
Citrix helps organizations achieve the speed and agility necessary to succeed in a mobile and dynamic world. Citrix products are in use at more
than 260,000 organizations and by over 100 million users globally. Annual revenue in 2012 was $2.59 billion. Learn more at www.citrix.com.
©2014 Citrix Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. Citrix, XenDesktop, FlexCast, Citrix Receiver, CloudBridge, NetScaler, NetScaler Gateway,
NetScaler CloudConnectors, TriScale, AppCache, App Compress, XenMobile, AppFlow, EdgeSight, NetScaler MPX, NetScaler SDX, NetScaler
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