Citrix ADC

VPX-AWS support matrix

The following tables list the supported VPX model and AWS regions, instance types, and services.

Table 1: Supported VPX models on AWS

Supported VPX model
Citrix ADC VPX Standard/Advanced/Premium Edition - 200 Mbps
Citrix ADC VPX Standard/Advanced/Premium Edition - 1000 Mbps
Citrix ADC VPX Standard/Advanced/Premium Edition - 3 Gbps
Citrix ADC VPX Standard/Advanced/Premium Edition - 5 Gbps
Citrix ADC VPX Standard/Advanced/Premium - 10 Mbps
Citrix ADC VPX Express - 20 Mbps
Citrix ADC VPX - Customer Licensed
Citrix ADC (formerly NetScaler) VPX FIPS - Customer Licensed

Table: 2 Supported AWS regions

Supported AWS regions
US West (Oregon) Region
US West (N. California) Region
US East (Ohio) Region
US East (N. Virginia) Region
Asia Pacific (Mumbai) Region
Asia Pacific (Seoul) Region
Canada (Central) Region
Asia Pacific (Singapore) Region
Asia Pacific (Sydney) Region
Asia Pacific (Tokyo) Region
Asia Pacific (Hong Kong) Region
Canada (Central) Region
China (Beijing) Region
China (Ningxia) region
EU (Frankfurt) Region
EU (Ireland) Region
EU (London) Region
EU (Paris) Region
EU (Milan) Region
South America (São Paulo) Region
AWS GovCloud (US-East) Region
AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region
AWS Top Secret (C2S) Region
Middle East (Bahrain) Region
Africa (Cape Town)
C2S

Table 3: Supported AWS instance types

Supported AWS instance types
t2.medium, t2.large, t2.x large, t2.2x large
m3.large, m3.x large, m3.2x large
c4.large, c4.large, c4.2x large, c4.4x large, c4.8x large
m4.large, m4.large, m4.2x large, m4.4x large, m4.10x large
m5.large, m5.x large, m5.2x large, m5.4x large, m5.12x large, m5.24x large
c5.large, c5.x large, c5.2x large, c5.4x large, c5.9x large, c5.18x large, c5.24x large
C5n.large, C5n.x large, C5n.2x large, C5n.4x large, C5n.9x large, C5n.18x large
D2.x large, D2.2x large, D2.4x large, D2.8x large
m5a.large, m5a.xlarge, m5a.2xlarge, m5a.8xlarge, m5a.12xlarge, m5a.16xlarge, m5a.24xlarge
t3a.medium, t3a.large, t3a.xlarge, t3a.2xlarge

Table 4: Supported AWS Services

Supported AWS services
EC2: Launches ADC instances.
Lambda: Invokes Citrix ADC VPX NITRO APIs during provisioning of Citrix ADC VPX instances from CFT.
VPC and VPC ingress routing: VPC creates isolated networks in which ADC can be launched. VPC ingress routing is used in the firewall load balancing solution.
Route53: Distributes traffic across all the ADC VPX nodes in the Citrix ADC Autoscale solution.
ELB: Distributes traffic across all the ADC VPX nodes in the Citrix ADC Autoscale solution.
Cloudwatch: Monitors performance and system parameters for Citrix ADC VPX instance.
AWS Autoscaling: Used for back-end server autoscaling.
Cloud formation: CloudFormation templates are used to deploy Citrix ADC VPX instances.
Simple Queue Service (SQS): Monitors scale up and scale down events in back-end autoscaling.
Simple Notification Service (SNS): Monitors scale up and scale down events in back-end autoscaling.
Identity and Access Management (IAM): Provides access to AWS services and resources.
AWS Outposts: Provisions Citrix ADC VPX instances in AWS Outposts.

Citrix recommends the following AWS instance types:

  • M5 and C5n series for marketplace editions or bandwidth-based pool licensing.
  • C5n series for vCPU-based pool licensing.
VPX offering in AWS marketplace AWS instance recommendation
VPX 10, VPX Express 20, VPX 200 M5.xLarge
VPX 1000, VPX 3G, VPX 5G M5.2xLarge

Citrix recommends the following AWS instance types based on throughput.

VPX with Pooled licensing (Bandwidth licenses) AWS instance recommendation
VPX 8G C5n.4xLarge
VPX 10G, VPX 15G, VPX 25G C5n.9xLarge

Note:

The VPX 25G offering doesn’t give the desired 25G throughput in AWS but can give higher SSL transactions rate.

To achieve throughput more than 5G, do the following:

  • Choose Citrix ADC VPX - Customer Licensed (BYOL) offering in AWS marketplace.
  • Select Pooled Licensing (Bandwidth licenses) in Citrix ADC GUI or CLI.

To determine your instance based on different metrics such as packets per second, SSL transactions rate, reach out to your Citrix contact for guidance. For vCPU based Pool licensing and sizing guidance, reach out to Citrix support.

VPX-AWS support matrix