Manage applications

From the dashboard, click Manage Apps to view application details and add, edit, or delete custom applications.

Manage applications

View application details

App details

  • App name – Denotes the application name

  • Availability – Denotes the current availability of the application, such as Up, Down, Partially Up, Out of Service, and NA

    • Up – All virtual servers associated with the application are Up.

    • Down – All virtual servers associated with the application are Down

    • Partially Up – Either one virtual associated with the application is Down or out of service

    • Out of Service – All virtual servers associated with the applications are out of service

    • NA – No virtual servers is configured for the application

  • Type – Denotes if the application belongs to Custom or Discrete

  • Category – Denotes the application category that is grouped

  • Virtual server/state – Denotes the total virtual servers configured and current status of all virtual servers. Hover the mouse pointer to see the details such as total virtual servers, virtual server type, and virtual server status

    Virtual server status

  • Services/state – Denotes the total services configured and current status of all services

  • Servers/state – Denotes the total servers configured for the application and the current status of all servers

  • Actions – Enables you to either edit or delete the custom applications

Add an application

  1. Click New Application to create a new application

    Add application

    The Define Application page is displayed

    Define app

    Note

    You can also click Applications and then select New Application to add a new application

    New app

  2. Set the following parameters:

    Field Description
    Name Name of the custom application. For example, LB_TEST.
    Category The category that you can group the applications. Click to get the Application Category page. Select the category and click Select. To add a category:
      1. Click Add
      2. Enter a name of your choice.
      3. Click Create
    Select Existing Applications Enables you to select the existing applications added to the Citrix ADC instances.
    Add Application Displays all the virtual servers that are configured on the instances. Select the applications from the list and click OK.
    Define Selection Criteria Option to define application by virtual server range, or by origin server/service IP address range.
      - Server. Specify the server or service IP address, server name, or the port of the back-end server on which the applications are running. You can enter one IP address, a range of IP addresses, or a combination of both separated by commas. For example, you can enter 10.102.29.20, 10.102.43.10-60, 10.216.43.45.
      - Virtual Servers. You can specify either one of the following: the virtual server IP address, virtual server name, or the port of the back-end server on which the applications are running. You can enter one IP address or a range of IP addresses or a combination of both separated by commas. For example, you can enter 10.102.29.20, 10.102.43.10-60, 10.216.43.45.
    Create a new application from a StyleBook Enables you to create an application using the StyleBook. For more information, see Create an application using the StyleBook.
    1. Click OK.

    Note

    Currently, Application Dashboard supports only load balancing and content switching virtual servers.

    The application dashboard is now displayed with the category and all the applications are grouped underneath.

    If you select Create a new application from a StyleBook option for the custom application, you must allow Citrix ADM to auto-select the virtual servers for licensing. To enable auto-selection for the virtual servers:

    1. Navigate to System > Licensing & Analytics.

    2. Under Virtual Server License Summary, click Auto-select Virtual Servers and Auto-select non addressable Virtual Servers to enable.

      If you do not enable these options, the following error message is displayed.

      error-message

Create an application using the StyleBook

To create an application using the StyleBook:

  1. In Citrix ADM, navigate to Applications > Dashboard and click Define Custom App to create a custom application.

  2. In the Define Application page, type the name of the application in the Name field.

  3. Select the application category from the Category section. Citrix ADM allows you to define categories to group the user-defined applications. You can also add more categories if necessary.

  4. Click to select Create a new application from a StyleBook and click OK.

    The Choose StyleBook page is displayed. This page contains all the default StyleBooks available in Citrix ADM.

  5. Select the StyleBook. The Configuration Details page is displayed.

  6. Type the values for all parameters in the StyleBook. You can also click View Definition to view the construct of the StyleBook before using it.

    For more information, see Use Default StyleBooks.

  7. Click Create.

    You can also click Dry Run to check the configurations that Citrix ADM will attempt to create on the selected Citrix ADC instance. This option is just for your test purpose to see the final check on the configurations. Even if Dry Run option is successful, the actual configuration on the selected Citrix ADC might still fail due to various reasons (IP conflict, instance not reachable, and so on.)

Edit or delete an application

From the Applications page, you can either edit or delete the custom applications. Click the edit button to edit an application and click the delete button to remove the application.

Edit or delete app

Export reports of app dashboard and security dashboard

Citrix ADM allows you to take a snapshot of the current App Dashboard and export them as reports. At a frequent interval of time, the App administrators might need to use these reports to update on app usage and performance penalties.

With this feature, the administrators are able to extract this data as .png, .jpeg, or .pdf reports.

Note

Unlike other report export options in Citrix ADM, you can export the App Dashboard and Security Dashboard reports only as .pdf or .png files. The .csv format is not supported currently.

The report downloads onto your system. From the App Dashboard and App Security Dashboard pages, you can also navigate to second-level pages and export them as reports. Currently, you can download reports of only one application at a time.