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Convert a NetScaler MPX Appliance to NetScaler SDX Appliance

Summary

This document contains information about converting NetScaler MPX appliances to NetScaler SDX appliances.

Requirements

You can use a field conversion kit to migrate a NetScaler MPX appliance to a NetScaler SDX appliance. The following table lists the details of the SDX
Field Replaceable Unit (FRU) Kits:

Description SKU HDD PN# SSD PN#
MPX 17500, 19500, or 21500 to SDX 17500, 19500, or 21500 Migration Kit 3003174-xx 853-00031-01 8530010

Background

With the new NetScaler SDX appliance models 17500, 19500, and 21500, you can deploy multiple virtualized NetScaler instances on a single purpose-built physical appliance with full multi-service and multi-tenant support. The NetScaler SDX appliance uses the service delivery performance and SSL encryption throughput of the NetScaler MPX appliance models 17500, 19500, and 21500.

You can convert a NetScaler MPX appliance to a NetScaler SDX appliance by upgrading the software through a new Solid State Drive (SSD) and a new Hard
Disk Drive (HDD). The conversion process modifies the Basic Input-Output System (BIOS), installs XenServer hypervisor and a Service Virtual Machine image, and copies an image with extension .xva for the NetScaler nCore virtual appliance 9.3 to the hard disk. However, you need to re-license the appliance, and then the appliance can provision the VPX instances as defined by the administrator through the Service VM on the NetScaler SDX appliance.

Read the full knowledge article on HOWTO Convert a NetScaler MPX Appliance to NetScaler SDX Appliance here

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