Deliver a classic application

A classic application in the Citrix App Delivery and Security Service – Citrix Managed (CADS) service offers granular control over the configuration as compared to a modern application and is recommended for advanced Citrix ADC users.

Use the classic application workflow in the CADS service if:

  • You are an existing Citrix ADC on-premises customer with a substantial investment in existing ADC configurations.
  • Interested to move to the Cloud but prefer to have the familiar configuration experience as the Citrix ADC on-premises product.

The CADS service offers two options:

  • Create an application from scratch using the ADC config model. Recommended if you are familiar with ADC configurations and want to create similar configurations in the Cloud.
  • Migrate an existing ADC configuration to the Cloud. Recommended if you have a stable configuration that has been working well for a long time and you want to move the configuration as is to the CADS service.

To create an application from scratch, see Create a classic application.

To migrate an ADC configuration, see Migrate the ADC configuration to the CADS service.

For a simplified, streamlined experience and when you don’t have an ADC configuration, use the modern application. For more information, see Deliver a modern application.

Supported Citrix ADC features

The following ADC features are supported in the classic application workflow in the CADS service:

  • Content Switching
  • Load Balancing
  • Monitoring
  • SSL Offloading
  • Rate limiting
  • Rewrite
  • Responder
  • Web application firewall (WAF)
  • URL Transform

Manage a classic application

In the Applications page, click one of the following options in the Actions column to manage your deployed classic apps. Redeploy the application after making changes.

  • Edit
  • Redeploy
  • Undeploy
  • Health Status

Manage an app

Modify and redeploy a classic application

You can edit the application details, services, endpoints, load balancing, content rules, and security protection settings for an application.

  1. Navigate to the Applications page.
  2. For applications whose status is Deployed, click the three dots in the Actions column.
  3. Click Edit.
  4. Update the configured values and click Deploy.

You have completed the steps to modify and redeploy an application.

Check the health status of an application

The health status displays the real-time health of your deployed applications for each application service in an availability zone.

  1. Navigate to the Applications page.
  2. For applications whose status is Deployed, click the three dots in the Actions column.
  3. Click Health Status.

    Check health status of a classic application

The following status indicates that the application is healthy.

Healthy application

The following status indicates that the application is partially up because some of the services are down.

Partially healthy application

If all the services are down, the following status is displayed.

Unhealthy application

Deliver a classic application