Dec. 18, 2015
To install the Command Center server, download the installation package from the Citrix portal: http://mycitrix.com. The installation package is an executable 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.
If you have selected Typical, perform the following steps:
Command Center starts and a command prompt windows appears displaying the status of the startup process. After the Command Center server starts successfully, the command prompt window displays the URL to access the Command Center server from a Web browser.
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 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 tasks as discovery, trap processing, monitoring entities and syslog messages, and configuration. The agents are used for monitoring entities and syslog messages, for certificate management, and for polling and collecting data used for performance monitoring, such as CPU usage, resource utilization, and IP bytes transmitted. The Command Center server and the agents are connected to the same database.
The number of agents to install depends on the usage of virtual servers, services and service groups to be monitored, reporting counters to be polled, and the syslog messages received by the Command Center server.
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 of severity clear is generate and, if an agent connected to the server goes down, an event of severity critical is generated. This alerts 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 executable file with the following naming convention:
Uninstall the Command Center server by using the Add or Remove Programs option in Windows or from the Windows Start menu. If you need to perform a complete installation of a new release of Command Center server, you must uninstall the older version before carrying out the complete installation.
To uninstall the Command Center server, do one of the following: