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What's New in Previous 5.2 Builds

Oct 13, 2015

The enhancements and changes that were available in Command Center 5.2 releases prior to Build 44.11. The build number provided below the issue description indicates the build in which this enhancement or change was provided.


  • On the graphical user interface (GUI), the Logs Settings page (Administration > Logging > Logs Settings) now displays the following details:

    - Logger: Type of log file.

    - Level: Level of log you want to generate. Select the log level for a file.

    - Appender: A link to set the file appender details.

    When you click on file name in the Appender column, you can modify the following settings:

    - File Name: Name of the log file with which the appender is associated.

    - Max Backup: Maximum number of files to be backed up when storing the logs. When this limit is reached, the log file is rolled back.

    - File Size: Maximum size of the log file.

    [From Build 40.1] [#243786]

  • You can now track the configuration files downloaded during discovery of a NetScaler SDX device or a CloudBridge Advanced Platform (CloudBridge 400 or CloudBridge 800). You can back up the configurations of a device at any time.

    On the SDX Device Properties page, you can now perform the following tasks:

    - Backup Config: Initiate configuration backup.

    - Refresh: Refresh the Archived Details section.

    - Download: Download configuration and license files to your local system.

    The following details are also available for each file archived during discovery, during intervals set by the user, or for the current time:

    - Time: The date and time when the configuration and license files were archived.

    - View Files: The list of files archived. To view the list of all the license and configuration files archived and stored in the database, click View Files.

    - Comments: Details about when the files are downloaded (for example, File downloaded during discovery).

    [From Build 40.1] [#393065]

  • You can use the NetScaler Dashboard to view the status of all the NetScaler devices being managed by Command Center. You can view the name, CPU usage, memory usage, throughput statistics, and HTTP requests per second data for each discovered device.

    [From Build 40.1] [#382330]

  • You can now search the execution logs by task name, device, or status by using the search option on the Execution Log page.

    [From Build 40.1] [#414432]

  • The CloudBridge Advanced Platform (CloudBridge 400 and CloudBridge 800) can initiate discovery by Command Center, if you configure the IP address, port, and password of the Command Center server on the CloudBridge Advanced Platform (CloudBridge 400 and CloudBridge 800). The appliances then use NITRO APIs to send registration requests to Command Center. The Command Center server then automatically starts the discovery process.

    [From Build 40.1] [#357041]

  • You can now use Command Center to monitor and manage the states of servers across the NetScaler infrastructure.

    [From Build 40.1] [#376408, 271451]

  • You can now assign Execute task Action to filter the event and alarm triggers.

    [From Build 40.1] [#363267]

  • The Initial Configuration wizard enhances the first time user experience by helping you get started with Command Center efficiently and effectively, and by guiding you through the initial configurations. This ensures that you perform all the required configurations without having to navigate to GUI pages of different tabs in the Command Center GUI.

    [From Build 40.1] [#400765]

  • In this release, you can now use the following built-in tasks to execute configuration changes on CloudBridge devices:

    - AddWCCPServiceGroup

    - EnableWCCP devices

    - DisableWCCP

    - SetApplication

    - SetTrafficShapingPolicy

    - AddTrafficShappingPolicy

    - AddService

    - AddLink

    For details, see http://support.citrix.com/proddocs/topic/command-center-52/cc-tasks-conf-repeater-builtin-tasks-tsk.html.

    [From Build 40.1] [#400767]

  • You can now perform the following tasks in Certificate Management:

    - Display the SSL certificate links

    - Link certificate(s) to CA certificates

    - Unlink certificate(s) from CA certificates

    For more information, see http://support.citrix.com/proddocs/topic/command-center-52/cc-mng-mon-sslcert-link-unlink-tsk.html and http://support.citrix.com/proddocs/topic/command-center-52/cc-mng-mon-sslcert-view-certs-tsk.html.

    [From Build 40.1] [#412557]

  • This release supports AES-based encryption of device credentials.

    [From Build 40.1] [#416593]

  • You can now search for a device by device name or status, after navigating to Citrix Network > Devices > Discovery Status.

    [From Build 40.1] [#414449]

  • Command Center can now discover ByteMobile Traffic Director. To begin monitoring the device, you must connect to the Command Center server and then add the ByteMobile Traffic Director for discovery. Command Center initiates the discovery process, which stores the ByteMobile Traffic Director related information in the Command Center server.

    [From Build 40.1] [#431240]

  • The Deployment Automation feature provides easy automation for deployment management when deployments are going through rapid changes. This module provides smooth migration of configurations across different deployments and exposes RESTful NITRO APIs with which you can automate the entire process. For details, see http://support.citrix.com/proddocs/topic/command-center-52/cc-tasks-devops-confmig-tsk.html

    [From Build 40.1] [#439975]

  • When you view the graph for a custom report, you can now click the auto-refresh button to refresh the graph.

    [From Build 40.1] [#440571]

  • Command Center now supports MSSQL 2012.

    [From Build 40.1] [#426937]

  • Command Center 5.2 supports MySQL 5.6 and the Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.2 operating system.

    [From Build 40.1] [#457695]

  • You can now apply XenServer hotfixes on the Command Center hardware appliance. For details, see http://support.citrix.com/proddocs/topic/command-center-52/cc-admin-apply-xenserver-hotfixes-tsk..html.

    [From Build 40.1] [#428529]

  • If you have resolved any alarms, or if the alarms are no longer valid, you can either clear or delete all the alarms from the Citrix Network tab, depending on multiple severity levels.

    [From Build 40.1] [#412555]

  • The Configuration Management module in Command Center enables you to execute various configuration commands on multiple devices at the same time. You can create configuration profiles that are templates you can use to execute configuration tasks.

    [From Build 40.1] [#400770]

  • If you create a CloudBridge Advanced Platform device profile, you no longer have to provide the CloudBridge profile and NetScaler details. Command Center internally creates CloudBridge and NetScaler profiles from the corresponding CloudBridge Advanced Platform profile.

    Also, if you create a CloudBridge device profile, you no longer have to specify the file transfer details. Command Center internally assigns the default user name transfer and assigns the same password that you specify for device login.

    [From Build 40.1] [#445849, 400903]

  • Command Center now supports CloudBridge Advanced Platform (CloudBridge 400 and CloudBridge 800).

    [From Build 40.1] [#430027]

  • Progress of Executed Tasks

    After you provide the details for executing a built-in task or a custom task, a pop-up screen appears, stating that the task execution is in progress. You are redirected to the Execution Log page that displays the progress of the executed task.

    [From Build 40.1] [#382326]

  • The Invoke CLI button is now available on the header of the Device Inventory screen.

    [From Build 41.14] [#487689]

  • You can now select the columns to include in the tables on Command Center screens such as Device Inventory, Discovery Status, and Device Profiles, and you can rearrange the columns. Each user's changes persistent across his or her sessions.

    Choose the column names from the Settings drop-down list next to the Search button.

    [From Build 41.14] [#412723, 337817]

  • Command Center now supports the following NetScaler counters:

    *vsvrTotalServers,1.3.6.1.4.1.5951.4.1.3.1.1.65

    *vsvrInvalidRequestResponse,1.3.6.1.4.1.5951.4.1.3.1.1.67

    *vsvrInvalidRequestResponseDropped,1.3.6.1.4.1.5951.4.1.3.1.1.68

    *vsvrEstablishedConn,1.3.6.1.4.1.5951.4.1.3.1.1.71

    *vxlanTable,1.3.6.1.4.1.5951.4.1.1.81

    *vxlanEntry,1.3.6.1.4.1.5951.4.1.1.81.1

    *vxlanVNId,1.3.6.1.4.1.5951.4.1.1.81.1.1

    *vxlanTotRxPkts,1.3.6.1.4.1.5951.4.1.1.81.1.2

    *vxlanTotRxBytes,1.3.6.1.4.1.5951.4.1.1.81.1.3

    *vxlanTotTxPkts,1.3.6.1.4.1.5951.4.1.1.81.1.4

    *vxlanTotTxBytes,1.3.6.1.4.1.5951.4.1.1.81.1.5

    [From Build 41.14] [#465694]

  • The Execution Logs pane on the Configuration tab is now more intuitive and user friendly.

    [From Build 41.14] [#464707]

  • Command Center now supports the OpenLDAP as one of the authentication servers.

    [From Build 41.14] [#448897]

  • Command Center now has an autoconfiguration feature, which combines configuration profiles with the registration feature to automatically discover and configure one or multiple CloudBridge 400, 800, 1000 WS, 2000, 2000 WS, or 3000 appliances.

    For details, see http://support.citrix.com/proddocs/topic/command-center-52/cc-pure-cs-citrix-network-auto-config-map.html.

    [From Build 41.14] [#472288]

  • Command Center now supports the following NetScaler SNMP traps:

    *vridStateChange

    *portAllocFailed

    *lldpRemTablesChange

    [From Build 41.14] [#464662]

  • "Show Service Bindings" and "Show Service Group Bindings" are now on the Servers screen, which is on the Monitoring tab.

    [From Build 41.14] [#462144]

  • The reporting graphs are now enhanced to display the peak values and minimum values along with average values.

    [From Build 41.14] [#457254]

  • Command Center now supports sending audit logs to an external syslog server.

    To add a syslog server, on the Administration tab in the details pane, under Security, click Syslog Server.

    For more details, see http://support.citrix.com/proddocs/topic/command-center-52/cc-admin-conf-syslog-setting.html

    [From Build 41.14] [#452936, 449151]

  • You can now select the following properties when you apply the authorization settings on a group:

    *Server IP address

    *Server Name.

    [From Build 41.14] [#486296]

  • Command Center now applies a password policy to provide security against hackers and password-cracking software.

    To apply a password policy, on the Administration tab, in the details pane, under Security, click Password Policy and specify the parameters.

    [From Build 41.14] [#446593, 211955]

  • Command Center now supports the following CloudBridge SNMP traps:

    *invalidBridgeConfig

    *invalidHttpCachingConfigFile

    *qosEngineError

    *MapiNtlmError

    *EthernetCrcError

    *qosLinkConfigWarning

    *MaxUnacceleratedConn

    *badHardware

    *warning

    *CheckServiceClass

    *cachingEngineMajor

    *cachingEngineMinor

    *cachingEngineWarning

    [From Build 41.14] [#477655, 478901]

  • The Device Inventory screen on the Citrix Network tab now displays the nodes for device types.

    [From Build 41.14] [#476223]

  • You can now use the following built-in tasks to upgrade a CloudBridge Advanced Platform appliance and its instances:

    *UploadSoftwareFile

    *UpgradeSoftware

    On the Configuration tab, in the navigation pane, navigate to Configuration > Built-in Tasks and, in the details pane, select CloudBridge Advanced Platform.

    This feature is available on CloudBridge Advanced Platforms running version 124.1353.e or later.

    For more details, see http://support.citrix.com/proddocs/topic/command-center-52/cc-tasks-upgrade-cb-adv-plt-builtin-con.html.

    [From Build 41.14] [#425990, 472879]

  • You can now enter administrator or user comments for any discovered device.

    To include comments, on the Citrix Network tab, under Device Inventory, navigate to any of the device types, Then, in the details-pane, select the device, and from the Action drop-down list select Annotate.

    Alternately, right-click the device, and then click Annotate.

    [From Build 41.14] [#412718]

  • If a custom task fails, you can now choose to ignore the command failure and continue with execution of the remaining commands.

    [From Build 41.14] [#479161, 480162]

  • The column customization settings drop-down list on the Device Inventory screen displays the SNMP Device Name, Description, and Location options.

    [From Build 41.14] [#479149]

  • The Command Center appliance now monitors the following server conditions and generates an alarm if they occur:

    -Memory usage greater than 90%

    -CPU usage of 100%

    -Page Fault more than 1

    -Disk usage greater than 90%

    -Interface Status of Down

    -HA status

    To display this information, on the Command Center appliance, navigate to Administration, and in the left pane select Information > Server.

    [From Build 42.7] [#435030]

  • You can now assign the views on the Monitoring tab to other users in a group by assigning administrator privileges to the view.

    For more details, see http://support.citrix.com/proddocs/topic/command-center-52/cc-custom-view-group-assign-tsk.html.

    [From Build 42.7] [#428581]

  • You can now configure ciphers in Command Center.

    For details, see http://support.citrix.com/proddocs/topic/command-center-52/cc-faq-gen-51-con.html.

    [From Build 42.7] [#495058]

  • You can configure an SNMP agent on the Command Center appliance, so that an external SNMP manager can monitor the appliance and query any of its Management Information (MIB) objects.

    To configure an SNMP agent, on the Administration tab, under Security, click SNMP Agent Configuration.

    For more details, see http://support.citrix.com/proddocs/topic/command-center-52/cc-admin-conf-snmp-trap-fwd-tsk.html.

    [From Build 42.7] [#486665]

  • You can now install Command Center on the 64-bit version of CentOS.

    For details on operating systems, see http://support.citrix.com/proddocs/topic/command-center-52/cc-install-os-reqmnt-ref.html.

    [From Build 42.7] [#472853]

  • You can now install Command Center on the Windows server 2012 R2 platform.

    For details on operating systems, see http://support.citrix.com/proddocs/topic/command-center-52/cc-install-os-reqmnt-ref.html.

    [From Build 42.7] [#471343, 426974]

  • Command Center now displays the entity's IP address and port, along with the entity name, for all the SNMP event and alarm details for entity UP, DOWN, and OUT OF SERVICE traps.

    [From Build 42.7] [#461867]

  • If you use an RBAC server for authentication, Command Center groups are configured to match groups configured on authentication servers. When a user logs on and is authenticated, if a group name matches a group on an authentication server, the user inherits the settings for the matching Command Center group.

    For more details, see http://support.citrix.com/proddocs/topic/command-center-52/cc-admin-conf-authntcn-settng-4-0-tsk.html#cc-admin-conf-authntcn-settng-4-0-tsk.

    [From Build 42.7] [#440573]

  • Command Center now supports the following built-in tasks for CloudBridge appliances:

    -AddVideoCachingSource

    -AddorRemoveVideoCachingPorts

    -SetVideoCaching

    -RemoveVideoCachingSource

    -RemoveAllVideoCaching

    -ClearVideoCaching

    -VideoCachingState

    -AddVideoPrePopulationNow

    -AddorUpdateVideoPrePopulation

    -VideoPrePulationState

    For more details, see http://support.citrix.com/proddocs/topic/command-center-52/cc-tasks-conf-repeater-builtin-tasks-tsk.html.

    [From Build 42.7] [#480871, 480080]

  • You can now install Command Center on a named instance of MSSQL server 2012.

    [From Build 42.7] [#490095, 496907]

  • Command Center can now be configured to repeat email notifications at specified time intervals until an alarm is cleared. Navigate to Fault> SNMP> Alarms> Triggers> Add> Add Action to enable this option.

    [From Build 43.19] [#544557]

  • The search functionality in Command Center is now improved to display the filter names in the search option even after performing multiple search operations by using the same filter name.

    [From Build 43.19] [#428586]

  • Command Center now supports NITRO APIs for custom views.

    [From Build 43.19] [#477797]

  • You can now use the DeployMasterConfig built-in task to configure parameter values across NetScaler devices by applying the global configuration template and an input file.

    [From Build 43.19] [#479155, 480154, 480159]

  • If any discovered NetScaler device has an SNMP manager configured, Command Center adds itself as an SNMP manager.

    [From Build 43.19] [#486986]

  • Command Center now supports the UploadXVA built-in task to upload a XenServer Virtual Appliance (XVA) image to one or more NetScaler SDX appliances.

    [From Build 43.19] [#489416]

  • Command Center now supports SCP protocol to make configuration changes across NetScaler and CloudBridge devices.

    [From Build 43.19] [#491038]

  • You can now enable or disable the SNMP alarm filters and schedule them (Fault> SNMP> Alarms> Triggers > Schedule a Filter.)

    [From Build 43.19] [#502387]

  • The Execution Log screen (Configuration> Configuration> Execution Log) now includes a Status Message column, which provides details about the progress of task execution.

    [From Build 43.19] [#508139]

  • You can now discard obsolete syslog records by creating a filter.

    To configure a Syslog filter, on the Fault tab, navigate to Syslogs> Filters, and click Add.

    [From Build 43.19] [#509401]

  • Command Center server now provides the option to enable or disable SSLv3 (Administration> Settings> SSLv3 Settings.) By default, SSLv3 is disabled on the Command Center server.

    [From Build 43.19] [#510806]

  • You can now configure the syslog purge interval for different syslog messages.

    To configure the purge interval, on the Administration tab, in the Settings group, click Syslog Purge Settings.

    [From Build 43.19] [#512676]

  • You can now search for an execution log by specifying the Start Time, End Time and Execution time of a task.

    The search by execution time works on the values displayed in the Start time and End Time columns.

    [From Build 43.19] [#517487]

  • You can now abort task execution, on one or more devices, by selecting the devices and clicking the Abort button.

    [From Build 43.19] [#517495]

  • Group extraction feature is now available for RADIUS authentication server.

    [From Build 43.19] [#533057]

  • Command Center now supports MSSQL 2014.

    [From Build 43.19] [#533069]

  • You can now discard obsolete AppFirewall or NetScaler Gateway syslog records by creating a filter.

    To configure the AppFirewall filter, on the Reporting tab, navigate to AppFirewall> Filters, and click Add.

    To configure the NetScaler Gateway filter, on the Reporting tab, navigate to NetScaler Gateway> Filters, and click Add.

    [From Build 43.19] [#537978]