The Citrix Command Center Release 5.1, Build 31.1 includes the following new features and enhancements.
Command Center Appliance Setup Wizard
You can configure the initial settings by using the Setup Wizard available under Administration > Operations screen in Command Center graphical user interface. You can also change the existing network setting using this wizard.
Command Center Appliance High Availability Setup
You can initiate a high availability configuration from an appliance by using the Setup High Availability option under Administration> Operations. The appliance from which the configuration is initiated is designated as the primary node.
You can use the Repeater Dashboard to view the status of all the Repeater appliances being managed by Command Center. You can view the Name, Operation State, System Load, Data Reduction, WAN Sent, WAN Received, LAN Sent, and LAN Received data for each of the discovered device. The dashboard data is refreshed based at the frequency specified by the configured polling interval. By default, the data is refreshed every 5 minutes.
Backup, Replicate, and Restore Configuration of a NetScaler
To save time and minimize configuration errors, you can use Command Center to replicate the configuration of a NetScaler device to multiple NetScaler devices on your network. Command Center does not propagate node- or device-specific details, such as NetScaler IP addresses.
You can view the status of a configuration that has been replicated on one or more NetScaler devices and you can view the list of commands executed during replication. You can also view the details of each of the commands executed, such as, attribute name, number of retries, start time, finish time, the result of command execution, the user name of the Command Center user who executed the command, the command that was executed, location where the configuration is saved, and the success status of the command execution. Also, you can view and download the configuration status of the batch commands executed.
You can track the configuration details and downloaded files on the NetScaler Device Properties page. You can archive configuration of a device at any given time by clicking on the Backup Config button and you can restore the current NetScaler Configuration with an archived configuration by clicking on the Restore Configuration link against a timestamp.
Note: When you upgrade the Command Center server from version 5.0 or 5.1 to version 5.1, build 30.5, you cannot restore the current configuration with a configuration that was achieved before the upgrade.
Important: If you are using the MySQL database, make sure you have configured the max_allowed_packet parameter value to 16M.
Syslog Purge Interval
To limit the amount of syslog data stored in the database, you can now specify the interval at which to purge syslog data. By default, Command Center stores syslog messages for the last 90 days. To customize the purge interval, you can specify the number of days in the Administration > Server Settings > Syslog Clean interval (in days) field. Only the records older than the number of days that you specify are purged. For example, if you specify as 45 days, Command Center purges syslog messages that are older than 45 days.
Password Expiry Notification
If you specify the password expiry value for the user account, the password expires after the number of days specified. When the password is about to expire, a notification is displayed when you log on to Command Center server, and you are prompted to navigate to the Change Password screen to modify the password.
GUI Label Enhancements
The following GUI label changes have been introduced in this release:
- The Message column in the Events and Alarms listing under Fault has been renamed to Description.
- The Event Message and Alarm Message fields in the Triggers and Custom Views has been renamed to Filter based on event description and Filter based on alarm description.
Device Family Details Includes Additional Information
When you export the device family details to a CSV file, you can now view additional details such as the serial number of the device.