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Monitoring Devices

Dec. 18, 2015

Viewing Device Properties

During every discovery or rediscovery of a device, Command Center downloads and stores the configuration and license files of that device. These files contain device-related information that you can view in device properties.

To navigate to device properties

  1. On the Citrix Network tab, in the left pane, expand Device Inventory, and click Devices.
  2. In the right pane, under Devices, select the device, and then click Device Properties. Alternately, right-click the device, and then click Device Properties.

CloudBridge Device Properties

General Properties of CloudBridge Devices

The general properties of a device are:

  • System Name: Specifies the name of the system.
  • CloudBridge IP: Specifies the IP address of the system.
  • Build Version: Specifies the software version of the CloudBridge device.
  • System Status: Specifies the system status—Normal or Bypass.
  • Boost Status: Specifies the mode of boost operation used by the device—Hardboost or Softboost.
  • Uptime: Specifies the period of time, in days, hours and minutes, for which the device has been continuously in the up state.
  • Host Name: Specifies the host name of the system.
  • Bandwidth Mode: Specifies the mode of bandwidth set for accelerated and non-accelerated traffic—Full or Partial.
  • Bandwidth Limit: Specifies the bandwidth limit value configured for the device in megabits per second (Mbps).
  • HA Virtual Management IP: Specifies the virtual management IP address specified for the HA pair.
  • Node State: Specifies the state of the device. The state indicates whether the device is configured in a standalone or is part of a High Availability setup. In a High Availability setup, it displays as either HA node primary or HA node secondary.
  • Contact Person: Specifies the contact information of the person who configured the device. (By default, it is the webmaster.)
  • Qos Status: Specifies the Qos Status for the Repeater device.
  • Serial Number: Specifies the serial number of the Repeater device.
  • Managed: Specifies the status of the device—whether the device is Managed or Unmanaged. The values that display are TRUE or FALSE, TRUE indicates that the device is managed and FALSE indicates that the device is not currently managed by Command Center.
  • Location: Specifies the SNMP location value of the device.
  • HA Peer IP Address: Specifies the IP address of the peer HA device in an HA setup.
  • HA Virtual Management IP Address: Specifies the virtual management IP address of the HA pair.
  • Profile Name: Specifies the device profile that is used by Command Center to access the device. To modify the device profile, click the Edit icon and select a different profile.

Monitoring Parameters of CloudBridge Devices

To view Monitoring, under Device Properties, click More. The Monitoring section displays the status of monitoring parameters and status polling options:

  • Last Status Update Time: Specifies the time that the last status check was performed on the device.
  • Last Status Change Time: Specifies the time that the last status change was performed on the device.
  • Next Status Poll Time: Specifies the time that the next status check is scheduled for the device.
  • State: Indicates whether monitoring is enabled for the device. The server has the ability to monitor the discovered devices on a periodic basis, to check for any change in state, and to update the database server with the latest changes.
  • Interval in seconds: Specifies the frequency (in seconds) in which discovered devices are polled for state.
  • Status Polling: You can enable or disable status polling and set the interval of polling the device for status.
    To configure status polling, click the Edit icon and configure the following parameters:
    • State: Indicates whether monitoring is enabled for the device. The server monitors the discovered devices on a periodic basis to check for any change in state and to update the database server with the latest changes.
    • Interval in Seconds: The frequency (in seconds) in which discovered devices are polled for their status.

Configuration Changes on CloudBridge Devices

Use Command Center to view the details of the archived files in the database as well as configuration files for the current time. Under Archived Details, view the following details:

  • Time: Specifies the time at which a configuration change was made.
  • Restore Configuration: Click Restore Configuration against a timestamp to restore the previous version of the configuration file. On the Restore Configuration page, in Annotation, type a message to describe why you want to restore the configuration, and then click Submit.
  • Comments: Specifies the comments on the configuration change.
  • Download: Download the configuration files to your local system.
  • Backup Config: You can download and archive the configuration and license files at the current time. To do this, click Backup Config. The files are downloaded and archived in the database. The status of this download is displayed in the table under Archived Details. The Comments column displays "File downloaded on user request".

Running Reports

You can run a custom report of any polled counters to troubleshoot or analyze the behavior of a device.

To run reports

  1. On the Citrix Network tab, in the left pane, expand Device Inventory, click Devices.
  2. In the right pane, under Devices, select the devices on which you want to run a report, and from the Action drop-down list, select Run Report. Alternately, right-click the device, and then click Run Report .
    Note: You can also run a report on all devices in a map or pool. For more information, see Performing Operations on a Map.
  3. Under Select Instances, provide the appropriate information about the virtual servers and services as needed.
  4. In Period, select the time interval for which you want to view the specified counter. If you select Custom, select the Start Date and End Date. Note: The values specified in Period are displayed only in the top chart. By default, two other charts are plotted for hourly and daily average data for the counters selected in the previous steps. These two other charts are plotted for a time duration of 3 months and 1 year, respectively. You can change the duration using the Settings option on the View Graph page.
  5. If you want to view only those counters with non-zero values, select the Exclude zero values check box, and then click OK. Note: On the View Graph page, you can perform additional tasks, such as customizing graph series, changing the scale, modifying the report settings, and refreshing the report. For more information, click Help on the View Graph page.

Viewing Events and Alarms

When the IP address of the Command Center server is added to the list of trap destinations on a discovered device, the device routes all events or traps to Command Center.

Command Center correlates the history of events to form alarms for different severity levels and displays the events as messages, some of which may require immediate attention. For more information, see Fault.

From the Citrix Network tab, you can view the events and alarms for single devices.

To view events and alarms

  1. On the Citrix Network tab, in the left pane, expand Device Inventory, click Devices.
  2. In the right pane, under Devices, select the device, and then click Events or Alarms . Alternately, right-click the device, and then click Events or Events .

Executing Tasks

You can simplify device management and minimize configuration errors by using built-in and custom tasks to make configuration changes across devices, upgrade firmware, and replicate a device's configuration to other devices on your network.

You can execute tasks on single or multiple devices on the Citrix Network tab.

To execute tasks on Citrix devices

  1. On the Citrix Network tab, in the left pane, expand Device Inventory, click Devices.
  2. In the right pane, under Devices, select the device, and from the Action drop-down list click Execute Task .
  3. Under Execute Task, in Task Type, click Built-in or Custom.
  4. In Task Name, click the name of the task you want to execute.
    Note: Depending on the task you select, type the required values in User Inputs and Annotation Details.
  5. Click Preview if you want to preview the details of the task you are executing, and then click OK.

Running Configuration Audits

Run configuration audits on Citrix devices to monitor configuration changes across managed NetScaler devices, troubleshoot configuration errors, and recover unsaved configurations upon a sudden system shutdown. Use Audit Policies to generate audit reports based on your requirements. Using these reports, you can monitor the configuration change events for each device on which an audit policy is executed.

To run configuration audits on Citrix devices

  1. On the Citrix Network tab, in the left pane, expand Device Inventory, click Devices.
  2. In the right pane, under Devices, select the device, and from the Action drop-down list select Config Audit. Alternately, right-click the device, and then click Config Audit.
  3. Under Config Audit, in Audit Policy Name, click the name of the audit policy you want to execute to generate the audit report.
  4. Click OK.

Invoking the CLI of NetScaler Devices

You can launch the Citrix NetScaler CLI for a selected NetScaler device by using Command Center. From the CLI, you can configure and manage various features of the Citrix NetScaler system.

To invoke the CLI of NetScaler devices

  1. On the Citrix Network tab, in the left pane, expand Device Inventory, click Devices.
  2. In the right pane, under Devices, select the device, and then click Invoke CLI. Alternately, right-click the device, and then click Invoke CLI.
  3. On the CLI Credentials page, in User Name and Password, type the user name and password of the device, and then click Login.

Invoking the User Interface of NetScaler Devices

You can use Citrix Command Center to launch the browser-based NetScaler user interface for a selected device. You can use the user interface to launch the configuration utility, dashboard, monitoring, and reporting tools of any NetScaler device (which also includes NetScaler Gateway and NetScaler VPX devices).

To invoke the user interface of NetScaler devices

  1. On the Citrix Network tab, in the left pane, expand Device Inventory, click Devices.
  2. In the right pane, under Devices, select the device, and then click Configuration Utility. Alternately, right-click the device, and then click Configuration Utility.
    Note: This option works only if the client computer is able to reach the selected Citrix NetScaler device; therefore, you must ensure that network connectivity exists between the client and the Citrix NetScaler IP (NSIP) address.

Invoking the CLI and User Interface of CloudBridge Devices

You can launch the Citrix CloudBridge CLI for a selected CloudBridge device by using Command Center. From the CLI, you can configure and manage various features of the Citrix CloudBridge device.

To invoke the CLI of CloudBridge devices

  1. On the Citrix Network tab, in the left pane, expand Device Inventory, click Devices.
  2. In the right pane, under Devices, select the device, and then click Invoke CLI. Alternately, right-click the device, and then click Invoke CLI.
  3. On the WS CLI Credentials page, type the user name and password of the device, and then click Login.

    You can launch the Web user interface for a selected CloudBridge device by using Command Center.

To invoke the user interface of CloudBridge devices

  1. On the Citrix Network tab, in the left pane, expand Device Inventory, click Devices.
  2. In the right pane, under Devices, select the device, and then click Configuration Utility. Alternately, right-click the device, and then click Configuration Utility.

Generating the Tar Archive of Configuration Data of NetScaler Devices

You can use the Show TechSupport option to generate a tar archive of system configuration data and statistics for submission to Citrix technical support. After the tar archive file (support.tgz) is generated on the NetScaler, it is downloaded to the Command Center server with the NetScaler IP address used for the file name prefix (for example, NetScalerIP_support.tgz). You can then download the file to your local system.

To generate the tar archive of configuration data of NetScaler devices

  1. On the Citrix Network tab, in the left pane, expand Device Inventory, click Devices.
  2. In the right pane, under Devices, select the device, and then click Show TechSupport. Alternately, right-click the device, and then click Show TechSupport.
  3. In the Show TechSupport window, click Generate. The archive file is generated and downloaded to the Command Center server.
  4. Click click here to save the tar archive file to your local system.

Replicating a NetScaler Device's Configuration to Other NetScaler Devices

You can use Command Center to replicate the configuration of a NetScaler device to multiple NetScaler devices on your network to save time and minimize configuration errors. Command Center does not propagate node- or device-specific details, such as NetScaler IP addresses.
Note: The replicate configuration functionality is not supported for a NetScaler cluster or for NetScaler devices in a high availability pair.

To replicate configuration of a NetScaler device

  1. On the Citrix Network tab, in the left pane, expand Device Inventory, click Devices.
  2. In the right pane, under Devices, select the NetScaler device, right-click the device, and then click Replicate Configuration.
  3. Under Replicate Configuration, in Available Device(s), select the devices to which you want to replicate the selected configuration, and then click the right arrow.
  4. In Annotation, type a message describing the reason for replication, and then click OK.
  5. The Replicate Configuration Status window is displayed and you can view the following details:
    • Annotation: Specifies the message describing the reason for replication, which you had typed when replicating configuration to this device.
    • Command: Specifies the configuration command that was executed during replication. Clicking the command displays the details of the command on the Execution Details page. Also, you can view and download the configuration status of the batch commands executed.
    • Device Name: Specifies the IP address of the source or destination device on which the command is executed.
    • Start Time: Specifies the time when configuration replication had started.
    • Finish Time: Specifies the time when configuration replication finished.
    • Status: Specifies the status of the configuration replication, which can be either Success or Failed.
    Note: To view the configuration of the device before replicating, click on the device and click Show Configuration from the menu.

Replicating a CloudBridge Device's Configuration to Other CloudBridge Devices

You can use Command Center to replicate the configuration of a CloudBridge device to multiple CloudBridge devices on your network to save time and minimize configuration errors. Command Center replicates only configuration commands, such as service classes and SNMP trap destinations, that may be applied to other CloudBridge devices. Command Center does not propagate node- or device-specific details, such as IP addresses.

To replicate configuration of a CloudBridge device

  1. On the Citrix Network tab, in the left pane, expand Device Inventory, click Devices.
  2. In the right pane, under Devices, select the CloudBridge device, right-click the device, and then click Replicate Configuration.
    Note: You cannot replicate the configuration of a CloudBridge instance hosted on a CloudBridge Advanced Platform device.
  3. Under Replicate Configuration, in Available Device(s), select the devices to which you want to replicate the selected configuration, and then click the right arrow.
  4. In Annotation, type a message describing the reason for replication, and then click OK.
  5. Under Replicate Configuration Status, you can view the following:
    • Annotation: Specifies the message describing the reason for replication, which you had typed when replicating configuration to this device.
    • Command: Specifies the configuration command that was executed during replication. Clicking the command displays the details of the command on the Execution Details page.
    • Device Name: Specifies the IP address of the source or destination device on which the command is executed.
    • Start Time: Specifies the time when configuration replication had started.
    • Finish Time: Specifies the time when configuration replication finished.
    • Status: Specifies the status of the configuration replication, which can be either Success or Failed.
    Note: To view the configuration of the device before replicating, click on the device and click Show Configuration from the menu.

Viewing the Replication Status of Devices

You can view the status of a configuration that has been replicated from a Repeater device to one or more Repeater devices or from a NetScaler device to one or more NetScaler devices. The replication status can be viewed only for those devices from which configurations have been replicated.

To view the replication status

  1. On the Citrix Network tab, in the left pane, expand Device Inventory, click Devices.
  2. In the right pane, under Devices, select the device, and then click Replication Status. Alternately, right-click the device, and then click Replication Status.
  3. Under Replication Status, you can view the following details:
    • Settings : Opens the Settings box for specifying how often you want Command Center to update the replication status page in seconds. By default, the refresh interval is set to 10 seconds.
    • Refresh : Refreshes the replication status page at the current time.
    • Show Source Device : Selecting this check box displays the IP address and status of the source device from which the configuration was replicated.
    • Device Name : Specifies the IP address of the source and destination devices. Clicking the IP address displays the status of each command that was executed on that device during replication.
    • Start Time : Specifies the time when configuration replication had started.
    • End Time : Specifies the time when configuration replication finished.
    • Executed By : Specifies the Command Center user who executed the replication.
    • Status: Specifies the status of the configuration replication, which can be either Success or Failed.
    • Annotation: Specifies the message describing the reason for replication, which you had typed when replicating configuration from or to this device.

Viewing the Device Configuration of CloudBridge Devices

You can view the running configuration of standalone and high availability (HA) primary CloudBridge devices.

To view the device configuration of CloudBridge devices

  1. On the Citrix Network tab, in the left pane, expand Device Inventory, click Devices.
  2. In the right pane, under Devices, select the device, and then click Show Configuration. Alternately, right-click the device, and then click Show Configuration.
    Note: For an HA pair, click the primary device, and then click Show Configuration.

Searching Devices from Device Inventory

You can search for any discovered NetScaler, NetScaler VPX, NetScaler Gateway, CloudBridge, CloudBridge VPX, NetScaler SDX, CloudBridge Platform, or Xen Server device on your Citrix network.

To search devices from Device Inventory

  1. On the Citrix Network tab, in the left pane, click Device Inventory, or expand Device Inventory, and click the device type.
  2. In the right pane, click Search.
  3. In the search pane, use the drop down list to select the filter criteria. Enter the search keyword in the text box. You can also use the reserved characters to define the search keyword. To view the supported reserved characters, see Search Syntax Reference, next.

Search Syntax Reference

You can search for devices, events, alarms, syslogs, AppFirewall logs, and entities in Command Center on the basis of filters that you create. The following table lists the functions of the reserved characters that you can use to create filters.
Search Syntax Examples
Character Definition /Usage Pattern Sample Matches
* Use when you want to match zero or more characters of the keyword.

Module - Device Inventory

Search criterion - Type

Search keyword - stand*

All the devices whose state is STANDALONE

! Use when you want to exclude the characters of the keyword.

Module - Device Inventory

Search criterion - Type

Search keyword - !stand

All devices whose state is not STANDALONE

, Use as a separator between multiple values for a filter criterion.

Module - Device Inventory

Search criterion - Name

Search keyword - 10*,*56

All devices whose Name starts with '10' or ends with '56'.

Sample matches : 10.234.123.56 and 12.123.23.56

Restarting Devices

You can restart a device after performing tasks such as changing the configuration or upgrading the system.

To restart devices

  1. On the Citrix Network tab, in the left pane, expand Device Inventory, click Devices.
  2. In the right pane, under Devices, select the device, and then click Reboot. Alternately, right-click the device, and then click Reboot.
    Note: For an HA pair, click the primary or secondary device, and then click Reboot.

Pinging Devices

You can ping a device to check whether the device is reachable from the Command Center server.

To ping devices

  1. On the Citrix Network tab, in the left pane, expand Device Inventory, click Devices.
  2. In the right pane, under Devices, select the device, and from the Action drop-down list click Ping. Alternately, right-click the device, and then click Ping.
  3. Under Ping , you can view the ping statistics for the device.

Tracing the Route of Devices

You can trace the route of a packet from the server to a device through a network by determining the number of hops necessary to reach the device.

To trace the route of devices

  1. On the Citrix Network tab, in the left pane, expand Device Inventory, click Devices.
  2. In the right pane, under Devices, select the device, and from the Action drop-down list, select Trace Route. Alternately, right-click the device, and then click Trace Route.

Viewing the Discovery Status

You can view the cause of failure of the discovery of a device on the Device Status page. You can view the step that has failed and the reason why the step has failed. Depending on the type of error, you must take corrective measures, and then initiate rediscovery of the device. For information about the discovery process, see Understanding the Discovery process.

To view the discovery status of devices

  1. On the Citrix Network tab, in the left pane, under Device Inventory, click Devices > Discovery Status.

Rediscovering Devices

You may want to set a device(s) for rediscovery when you need to view the latest state of the device and its configuration file. Or, you may want to set a device for rediscovery if the device has moved to the Inaccessible Systems node.

During rediscovery, the Command Center server fetches the configuration and license files of the device, and archives them in its file system. By default, Command Center schedules devices for rediscovery once every hour. You can configure the rediscovery interval according to your preference. For instructions on how to set the rediscovery interval, see Configuring the Discovery Settings.

To rediscover devices

  1. On the Citrix Network tab, in the left pane, expand Device Inventory, click Devices.
  2. In the right pane, under Devices, select the device, and from the Action drop-down list, select Rediscover. Alternately, right-click the device, and then click Rediscover.

De-Provisioning NetScaler VPX on NetScaler SDX Platform

Using Command Center you can de-provision the NetScaler VPX instances that are provisioned on NetScaler SDX Platform.

Note: You cannot de-provision the NetScaler instances installed on NetScaler SDX models 19555, 17555, 11505, and 13505.

To de-provision NetScaler VPX devices on a NetScaler SDX Platform

  1. On the Citrix Network tab, in the left pane, expand Device Inventory, click Devices.
  2. In the right pane, under Devices, select the NetScaler SDX device on which you want to de-provision the NetScaler VPX devices, and then click Device Properties. Alternately, right-click the NetScaler SDX device, and then click Device Properties.
  3. Under NetScaler Instances, click the De-Provision icon for the NetScaler instance to be deprovisioned.
  4. In the confirmation window, click OK.

Deleting Devices

If you do not want to manage and monitor a device, you can delete that device. Deleting a device permanently removes the device and its related details from the database of the Command Center server. With an HA pair, you can delete only the HA pair parent and not individual members.

To delete devices

  1. On the Citrix Network tab, in the left pane, expand Device Inventory, and click Devices.
  2. In the right pane, under Devices, select the device, and then click Delete. Alternately, right-click the device, and then click Delete.

Unmanaging Devices

You can stop managing a device and stop the exchange of information between the device and the Command Center server.

To unmanage devices

  1. On the Citrix Network tab, in the left pane, expand Device Inventory, click Devices.
  2. In the right pane, under Devices, select the device, and then click Unmanage. Alternately, right-click the device, and then click Unmanage.

Performing Operations Specific to HA Devices

Command Center supports devices configured in high availability mode where the primary device processes the traffic and the secondary device monitors the primary and takes over the functions of the primary device if that device is unable to continue processing traffic. You can perform a set of operations specific to the HA devices, such as forcing a failover and forcing a secondary to stay as a secondary, described in the following two sections.

Doing a Force Failover

You can force a primary device in an HA pair to fail and a secondary device to take over as the primary system. In this mode, a secondary system runs as a hot standby to a primary. This allows the secondary system to automatically take over the functions of the primary system if the primary has a failure that prevents it from processing additional network traffic.

Failover: When two devices are operating as an HA pair, one device is configured as the primary device and the other is configured as the secondary device. The secondary device sends periodic hello messages to the primary device to check whether it is operating. If the primary does not reply, the secondary device retries the connection with the primary for a specified time period. If the secondary device fails to re-establish communication, it determines that the primary system is not functioning as expected, and takes over as the new primary device. This process is known as failover

After a failover, all client connections must be re-established; however, the session persistence rules set before the failover are maintained after a failover.

To force a failover

  1. On the Citrix Network tab, in the left pane, expand Device Inventory, click Devices.
  2. In the right pane, under Devices, select the HA pair, and then from the Action drop-down list, select Force Failover. Alternately right-click the HA pair, and then click Force Failover.
  3. Under Confirm, click Yes to do a force failover.

    The failover starts on the HA pair. If the force failover is successful, a confirmation message appears.

Staying as Secondary on Secondary Devices

In an HA setup, you can force the secondary node to stay as a secondary node independent of the state of the primary. For example, in an existing HA setup you may need to upgrade the primary node. During the upgrade, the primary node may restart to complete the upgrade process. In such a situation, you do not want the secondary to take over as the primary node. Instead, the secondary node must remain as secondary even if there is a failure on the primary node.

To configure the secondary device

  1. On the Citrix Network tab, in the left pane, expand Device Inventory, click Devices.
  2. In the right pane, under Devices, select the secondary device, and from the Action drop-down list, select Stay as Secondary. Alternately, right-click the secondary device, and then click Stay as Secondary.
  3. Under Confirm, click Yes.

Performing Operations Specific to NetScaler Cluster

You can now configure and manage NetScaler clusters from Command Center console. You can configure a cluster from the scratch or add a configured cluster to Command Center and then, start managing the NetScaler cluster from Command Center console. The NetScaler Cluster is represented as NS CL and the device type of a cluster node is represented as 'Cluster Node' in the Citrix Network page.

A NetScaler cluster is a group of NetScaler devices working together as a single device. Each device of the cluster is called a node. A NetScaler cluster can include as few as two or as many as 32 NetScaler nCore hardware or virtual appliances as nodes. The traffic is distributed among the cluster nodes to provide high availability, high throughput, and scalability.

You can perform various tasks to manage and monitor the device from the Command Center console:
  • Discovering a NetScaler Cluster
  • Adding a Nodes to the NetScaler Cluster
  • Removing the Nodes from NetScaler Cluster
  • Removing a Cluster Instance

Discovering a NetScaler Cluster

To add a NetScaler cluster for discovery by Command Center, you can specify the Cluster IP address or the IP address of any of nodes in the cluster. Command Center implicitly discovers the entire set of devices participating in the cluster and adds them to its database.

To discover a NetScaler Cluster

  1. On the Citrix Network tab, in the left pane, under Device Inventory, click Devices.
  2. In the right pane, click Add.
  3. Under Add Device, in the Devices text box, type the cluster IP address, or the host name, or IP address of any of the cluster nodes participating in the cluster configuration.
    Note: If a NetScaler cluster has more than one cluster IP address, then only one of the cluster IP address will be discovered.
  4. Under Device Profile, select a NetScaler profile you want to use.
  5. Click OK.

Adding a Node to the NetScaler Cluster

You can add additional nodes to the NetScaler Cluster from Command Center. Before you can add cluster nodes from Command Center, you must add the NetScaler devices to Command Center, and then configure these devices as nodes in the cluster.
To add a node to the NetScaler Cluster
  1. On the Citrix Network tab, in the left pane, under Device Inventory, click Devices .
  2. In the right pane, click the NetScaler Cluster to which you want to add an additional node, and then from the Action drop-down list click Add Cluster Node. Alternately, right-click the NetScaler Cluster and click Add Cluster Node.
  3. Under Create Cluster Node, set the following parameters.
    • Node IP. Select the IP address of the NetScaler device you intend to add as cluster node.
      Note: You can only select the NetScaler devices which have been discovered by Command Center. If you wish to add a NetScaler device as a node, first add the device to Command Center and then configure the device as a cluster node.
    • Node ID. A unique number that identifies the appliance on the cluster. Each node must have a different node ID. Minimum value: 0. Maximum value: 31.
    • State. The configured state of the cluster node. Possible values: ACTIVE, PASSIVE, SPARE. Default: PASSIVE.
    • Back Plane. Backplane interface of the node. For example, if node 0 uses interface 1/1, the value of this parameter is 0/1/1. If node Id is 1, back plane will be 1/1/1. It is a combination of node id/interface/port number.
  4. Click Create. The NetScaler device is configured as a cluster node.

Removing the Nodes from NetScaler Cluster

If you want remove an existing cluster node from the cluster configuration, you can remove that node from Command Center console. Removing the node from the cluster removes the node from the cluster, but not from the Command Center server.
To remove a cluster node from NetScaler Cluster
  1. On the Citrix Network tab, in the left pane, under Device Inventory, click Devices.
  2. In the right pane, do one of the following:
    • Navigate to the Device Properties page of the NetScaler Cluster and under NetScaler Cluster Nodes, click the remove icon for the node to be removed.
    • Select the cluster node you wish to remove from the cluster and click Remove Cluster Node. Alternately, right-click the cluster node and click Remove Cluster Node from the options.
  3. Under Confirm, click OK.
After you remove a node from a NetScaler Cluster, the device is re-discovered as a standalone NetScaler device in Command Center and no longer participates in the cluster configuration. The cluster node is no longer mapped in the device properties page of NetScaler Cluster.

Removing a Cluster Instance

Removing a NetScaler Cluster from Command Center deletes the cluster configuration (Cluster IP and all the nodes) and also deletes Cluster IP from the database of the Command Center server. The nodes participating in this cluster configuration are re-discovered as standalone NetScaler devices in Command Center.
To delete a NetScaler Cluster configuration
  1. On the Citrix Network tab, in the left pane, under Device Inventory , click Devices .
  2. In the right pane, select the NetScaler Cluster you wish to remove, and click Remove Cluster Instance. Alternately, right-click the cluster node and click Remove Cluster Instance from the options.
  3. Under Confirm, click OK.

If you want to stop managing and monitoring a NetScaler cluster, you can delete it from Command Center. Deleting a NetScaler cluster does not change the cluster configuration but only removes the device and its related details from the database of the Command Center server. To delete a device from Command Center, see Deleting Devices

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