Citrix ADC

Configure a Citrix ADC VPX standalone instance on Azure VMware solution

You can configure a Citrix ADC VPX standalone instance on Azure VMware solution (AVS) for internet facing applications.

The following diagram shows the Citrix ADC VPX standalone instance on Azure VMware Solution. A client can access the AVS service by connecting to the virtual IP (VIP) address of Citrix ADC inside the AVS. You can achieve this by provisioning a Citrix ADC load balancer or the Azure load balancer instance outside AVS but in the same Azure virtual network. Configure the load balancer to access the VIP of the Citrix ADC VPX instance within AVS service.

VPX standalone deployment on AVS

Prerequisites

Before you begin installing a virtual appliance, read the following Azure prerequisites:

Configure a Citrix ADC VPX standalone instance on AVS using the Citrix ADC load balancer

Follow these steps to configure the Citrix ADC VPX standalone instance on AVS for internet facing applications using the Citrix ADC load balancer.

  1. Deploy a Citrix ADC VPX instance on the Azure cloud. For more information, see Configure a Citrix ADC VPX standalone instance.

    Note:

    Ensure that it is deployed on the same virtual network as the Azure VMware Cloud.

  2. Configure the Citrix ADC VPX instance to access the VIP address of Citrix ADC VPX deployed on AVS.

    1. Add a load balancing virtual server.

      add lb vserver <name> <serviceType> [<vip>] [<port>]
      <!--NeedCopy-->
      

      Example:

      add lb vserver lb1 HTTPS 172.31.0.6 443
      <!--NeedCopy-->
      
    2. Add a service that connects to the VIP of Citrix ADC VPX deployed on AVS.

      add service <name> <ip> <serviceType> <port>
      <!--NeedCopy-->
      

      Example:

      add service webserver1 192.168.4.10 HTTP 80
      <!--NeedCopy-->
      
    3. Bind a service to the load balancing virtual server.

      bind lb vserver <name> <serviceName>
      <!--NeedCopy-->
      

      Example:

      bind lb vserver lb1 webserver1
      <!--NeedCopy-->
      

Configure Citrix ADC VPX standalone instance on AVS using the Azure load balancer

Follow these steps to configure the Citrix ADC VPX standalone instance on AVS for internet facing applications using the Azure load balancer.

  1. Configure an Azure Load Balancer instance on Azure cloud. For more information, see Azure documentation on creating load balancer.

  2. Add the VIP address of the Citrix ADC VPX instance that is deployed on AVS to the back-end pool.

    The following Azure command adds one back-end IP address into the load balance back-end address pool.

    az network lb address-pool address add
                                        --resource-group <Azure VMC Resource Group>
                                        --lb-name <LB Name>
                                        --pool-name <Backend pool name>
                                        --vnet <Azure VMC Vnet>
                                        --name <IP Address name>
                                        --ip-address <VIP of ADC in VMC>
    <!--NeedCopy-->
    

    Note:

    Ensure that the Azure load balancer is deployed in the same virtual network as the Azure VMware cloud.

Configure a Citrix ADC VPX standalone instance on Azure VMware solution