Create a classic application

The classic application workflow mirrors the ADC configuration model. It uses the same structure and the same names, such as load balancing virtual server, service and service group, and bindings.


Classic apps are disabled by default. To use classic apps, contact Citrix support to enable it for your account.

Sample configuration for a classic application

You are a Citrix ADC customer interested in using load balancing to evenly distribute network traffic and avoid overloading any back-end server. You also want to ensure that requests from a client are sent to the same back-end server.

Create the following entities:

  • Load balancing virtual server. Configure persistency settings on the virtual server.
  • HTTP service to bind to the virtual server.

Perform the following steps:

  1. Navigate to Applications > New Application.

    New application

  2. Click Switch to Classic Application.

    Switch to classic application

  3. Type a name for the application and select an environment. Select Load Balancing.

    Select load balancing

  4. Add a server. Click Add and specify a server name and the IP address of your back-end application server. Click Create.

    Add server

    Create a server

    The server appears in the list of servers for the load balancing virtual server.

    Server list

  5. Add a service. Click Add.

    Add a service

  6. Specify a service name. Click Server Settings. Specify the server name that you created earlier and port as 80. Click Create.

    Create a service

    The service appears in the list of services for the load balancing virtual server.

    Service list

  7. Add a load balancing virtual server.

    Add a load balancing virtual server

  8. Specify values for the following parameters:
    1. Name for the virtual server.
    2. Set Yes for Frontend VServer.
    3. Set Vserver Port to 80.
    4. Set Service Type to HTTP.
    5. Set Persistence Type to SOURCEIP.

    Set load balancing parameters

  9. In Service Bindings, click Add.

    Add service bindings

  10. Type the name for the service that you created earlier and click Create.

    Create service binding

    The service appears in the list of services bound to the load balancing virtual server.

    Service list

  11. Click Create. You have successfully created a virtual server. Click Submit.

    Submit a classic application

    The application is listed on the Applications page.

  12. In the Actions column, click the three dots and select Deploy.

    Deploy a classic application

You have successfully deployed a classic application.

Create a classic application