Dec. 18, 2015
To install the Command Center server on Linux, download the installation package from the Citrix portal: http://mycitrix.com. The installation package is a binary file with the following naming convention:
There are two types of server installation: Evaluation and Typical. The installation type is specified at the start of the installation process.
Evaluation installation type enables you to quickly install the Command Center server by installing the pre-packaged PostgreSQL database and by using predefined defaults, such as the HTTPS security mode. Although this installation type provides all functionality of Command Center, it is not supported in production environment. Citrix recommends you use the Evaluation installation type only for evaluation purposes.
Typical installation type provides more flexibility and enables you to connect to an external database and specify the security mode you want to use. This installation type provides all Command Center functionality and Citrix recommends you use this in production environment.
You can install the Command Center server on Linux using either the installation wizard or the CLI.
If you have selected Typical, perform the following steps:
./CC_Setup_ReleaseNumber_Build Number.bin -i console
If you have typed 2 for Typical, perform the following steps:
After Command Center is successfully installed, the summary screen appears with a brief note about getting started with Command Center.
Consider a scenario where you use 300 NetScaler VPX devices in the development and testing stages in your production environment. To manage and monitor such large number of devices, you can now set up Command Center in a distributed multi-tier architecture by configuring Command Center agents to manage and monitor the Citrix devices.
This architecture reduces the load on the Command Center server by distributing the load across the different agents. In a distributed multi-tier setup, the Command Center server performs operations, such as discovery, trap processing, and configuration using tasks. The agents are used for polling and collecting data used for performance monitoring, such as CPU usage, resource utilization, and IP bytes transmitted, and for certificate management. The Command Center server and the agents are connected to the same database.
After the agents are installed and connected to the Command Center server, you can view the agent details on the Administration tab from the Command Center client. You can activate the agents from the client, and then assign devices to the agent to manage. For more information, see Setting Up Command Center Agents.
You can also monitor the state of the agents from your Command Center client. For example, when an agent connects to the Command Center server, an event with severity as clear is raised. And, when an agent connected to the server is down, an event with severity as critical is raised. This allows the user to take appropriate action.
To install the Command Center agents, use the Command Center installation package available at the Citrix portal: http://mycitrix.com. The installation package is an binary file with the following naming convention:
This section describes the procedure to uninstall the Command Center server and service packs, if any. It also describes the procedure to uninstall Command Center configured to run as a service.