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Adding Devices

Dec. 18, 2015

Devices are Citrix appliances or virtual appliances that you want to discover and manage.

The Command Center server supports three types of devices:

  • Standalone : A standalone device functions independently and is not configured in an HA setup.
  • HA pair : This represents a pair of devices configured in an HA setup. The primary device in an HA setup processes the traffic. The secondary device monitors the primary and takes over the functions of the primary device if that device is unable to continue processing traffic.
  • NetScaler Cluster: This represents a group of NetScaler devices working as a single device. Each device of the NetScaler cluster is called a node. A NetScaler cluster can include as few as 2 or as many as 32 NetScaler devices as nodes.

You can add devices by specifying the host names of the devices, the IP addresses of each device, a range of IP addresses, and NAT HA devices. If you have configured IPv6 feature on the NetScaler device, you can add the NetScaler device using the NetScaler IP addresses in IPv6 format. You can also add devices by importing the device names from a file. Note that when you specify a range, the first three octets of the low and high addresses must be the same. Command Center can discover only 254 devices in an IP address range.

To add devices

  1. On the Citrix Network tab, in the left pane, under Device Inventory, click Devices.
  2. In the right pane, click Add Device at the bottom of the right pane.
  3. Under Add Device, do one of the following:
    • In the Devices text box, type the host names, IP addresses, Cluster IP addresses, NetScaler IP addresses in IPv6 format, range of IP addresses of devices, and IP addresses of NAT devices you want to discover.
      Note: When adding a NetScaler high-availability pair whose NetScaler IP (NSIP) addresses are in IPv6 format, use the pound sign (#) as a separator between the two addresses: < IPv6 address>#<IPv6 address >.
    • Click the Import from file check box, and then click the Choose File to select a file containing the host names and/or IP addresses of the devices you want to discover.
  4. Under Device Profile, select a profile you want to use. To add a new profile, click + icon, and follow the steps described in Add Device Profiles.

Viewing the Discovery Status of Devices

Command Center lets you view the discovery status of all discovered as well as inaccessible devices.

To view the discovery status of devices

  1. On the Citrix Network tab, in the left pane, expand Device Inventory, click Devices, and then click Discovery Status at the bottom of the right pane.
  2. On the Discovery Status page, you can view the following details:
    • Refresh: Refresh the discovery status at the current time.
    • Time: Time when the step in the discovery process started.
    • Device: Device that is being discovered.
    • Operation: Step in the discovery process that is executed, such as add trap destination and enable SNMP.
    • Status: Status of a step in the discovery process. The status can be STARTED, COMPLETED, and FAILED.
    • Message: Message that describes the reason of the discovery process failure or the details of when the discovery process started on a particular device.
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