Changes to ADC MPX and SDX platforms On Specific New Appliances Shipped Out To Customers

Beginning in October 2020, Citrix will ship specific new MPX/SDX appliances* with a new Manufacturing build, Citrix ADC firmware version 11.1 Build 64.14. The impacted appliance models with the new build will ship once existing stock is exhausted, so customers may potentially see either 11.1 build 63.15 or 11.1 build 64.14 during the period of transition. Customers will see this build in both new purchases of the specific affected models and in RMA replacement of the specific affected models.

Note: At the time of publishing new appliances ship with ADC firmware 11.1 only. This article refers to ADC firmware version 11.1 Build 64.14.

There will be a few changes listed below on this new build on both MPX and SDX (both perpetual and pooled hardware):

Citrix ADC MPX Changes with 11.1 Build 64.14:

Includes Intel Fortville NIC firmware 7.0**

Impact: customers cannot install any version earlier than 11.1 Build 64.14, 12.1 Build 56.x, or 13.0 Build 58.x.

Why: This is because the aforementioned versions contain the new Fortville driver which is intended for use with NIC firmware 7.0

Includes updated LOM version 4.61 (MPX 8900 platform) or version 5.56 (MPX 15000, 15000-50G, 26000,26000-100G,26000-50S platforms) updates.

Impact: These updates have LOM security fixes.

Updated password scheme for greater security

Impact: The new default password of the nsroot account is serial number of the appliance. The serial number is available at the back of the appliance. Citrix recommends that you change the password after first log on. For information about changing the password, see “Change the administrative password” section in this link. Note: this change complies with California law AB-1906

Citrix ADC SDX changes with 11.1 Build 64.14:

Does not include Intel Fortville NIC firmware 7.0

If Firmware 7.0 is required the following changes are necessary:

  1. VPX instances must be first upgraded to 11.1 Build 65.x, 12.1 Build 57.x, 13.0 Build 58.x or newer.
  2. Then, Single bundle must be upgraded to 11.1 Build 65.x, 12.1 Build 57.x, 13.0 Build 58.x or newer. For more information on upgrading to 7.0 Firmware on SDX, see this link .

Includes updated LOM version 4.61 (8900 platform) or version 5.56 (15000, 15000-50G, 26000,26000-100G,26000-50S platforms) updates.

Impact: These updates have LOM security fixes

Updated password scheme for greater security

Impact: The new default password of the nsroot account is the serial number of the appliance. The serial number is available at the back of the appliance. Citrix recommends that you change the password after first log on. For information about changing the password, see the section “Change the administrative password” in this link. Note: this change complies with California law AB-1906

* Specific MPX/SDX appliance models impacted

  • 5900
  • 8900
  • 15000
  • 15000-50G
  • 26000
  • 26000-50S
  • 26000-100G

** MPX Platforms with Fortville NIC include the following:

  • 8900
  • 15000
  • 15000-50G
  • 26000
  • 26000-50S

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