Configure HTTP and HTTPS management ports

In a single-IP mode deployment of a Citrix ADC appliance, a single IP address is used as NSIP, SNIP, and VIP addresses. This single IP address uses different port numbers to function as NSIP, SNIP, and VIP addresses.

Port numbers 80 and 443 are well-known ports for HTTP and HTTPS services. Earlier, port 80 and 443 of Citrix ADC IP address (NSIP) were dedicated ports for internal HTTP and HTTPS management services. Because these ports were reserved for internal services, you cannot use these well-known ports for providing HTTP and HTTPS data services from a VIP address, which has the same address as the NSIP address in a single-IP mode deployment.

To address this requirement, you can now configure ports for internal HTTP and HTTPS management services (of the NSIP address) other than port 80 and 443.

The following lists the default port numbers for internal HTTP and HTTPS management services in Citrix ADC MPX, VPX, and CPX appliances:

  • Citrix ADC MPX and VPX appliances: 80 (HTTP) and 443 (HTTPS)
  • Citrix ADC CPX appliances: 9080 (HTTP) and 9443 (HTTPS)

Configure HTTP and HTTPS management ports

You can configure HTTP and HTTPS ports to any value on a Citrix ADC appliance to support HTTP and HTTPS management service. However, by default, the Citrix ADC appliance uses 80 and 443 ports for HTTP and HTTPS connection.

At the command prompt, type:

set ns param –mgmtHttpPort<port>

Example:

set ns param -mgmtHttpPort 2000

To configure HTTPS port by using the command interface

At the command prompt, type:

set ns param –mgmtHttpsPort<port>

Example:

set ns param -mgmtHttpsPort 3000

Configure HTTP and HTTPS management ports by using Citrix ADC GUI

Follow the steps given below to configure HTTP and HTTPS port values:

  1. Navigate to System > settings > Change global system settings.
  2. In Configure Global System Settings Parameters page, under Other Setting section, set the following parameters.

    1. Management HTTP Port. set port value to 2000. Default = 80, Min = 1, Max = 65534.
    2. Managment HTTPS Port. set port value to 3000. Default = 443, Min = 1, Max = 65534.

Configure HTTP and HTTPS management port

Configure HTTP and HTTPS management ports