Maintenance jobs

You can create the following maintenance tasks using Citrix Application Delivery Management (ADM). You can then schedule the maintenance tasks at a specific date and time.

  • Upgrade Citrix ADC instances

  • Upgrade Citrix SD WAN-WO instances

  • Upgrade Citrix ADC SDX instances

  • Upgrade Citrix ADC instances in the AutoScale Group

  • Configure HA pair of Citrix ADC instances

  • Convert HA pair of instances to Cluster

Schedule upgrading of Citrix ADC instances

  1. In Citrix ADM, navigate to Networks > Configuration Jobs > Maintenance Jobs. Click the Create Job button.

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  2. On the Create Maintenance Jobs page, select Upgrade Citrix ADC/Upgrade Citrix ADC HA and click Proceed.

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  3. On the Upgrade Citrix ADC Appliance(s) page, in the Instance Selection tab, type a name of your choice for Job Name.

  4. Click Add Instances to add the Citrix ADC instances on which you want to run the upgrade process.

  5. Click Next to start the pre-upgrade validation on the selected instances.

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  6. From the Software Image drop-down menu, select either Local (your local machine) or Appliance (the build file must be present on the Citrix ADM virtual appliance).

    The upload process begins.

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  7. Click Next

  8. On the Schedule Task tab, you can enable the following options:

    • Perform Citrix ADC backup - Creates a backup of the current status for the selected Citrix ADC.

    • Receive Execution Report through email - Sends the execution report in email.

      • Add - Enables you to create a new email distribution list. When you click the Add button, the Create Email Distribution List page is displayed. Type the values for all parameters and click Create.

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        Click the Email* drop-down box and select the configured distribution list to send the execution report.

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        Note: Contact your administrator if you get any errors while creating the email distribution list.

      • Edit - Enables you to edit the values for all parameters. Click OK, after you update the values.

      • Test - Sends a test email to the configured email address.

    • Receive Execution Report through slack - Sends the execution report in slack.

      • Add - Enables you to create a new slack channel. When you click the Add button, the Create Slack Profile page is displayed. Type the values for all parameters and click Create.

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        Click the drop-down box and select the channel to send the execution report.

        Note: Contact your administrator if you get any errors while creating the Slack channel.

      • Edit - Enables you to edit the values for all parameters.

  9. To upgrade Citrix ADC instance now, select Now from the Execution Mode drop-down and click Finish.

  10. To upgrade Citrix ADC instance at a later time, select Later from the Execution Mode drop-down. You can then choose the Execution Date and the Start Time for upgrading the Citrix ADC instances, and click Finish.

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Schedule upgrading of Citrix SD-WAN WO instances

  1. In Citrix ADM, navigate to Networks > Configuration Jobs > Maintenance Jobs. Click the Create Job button.

  2. On the Create Maintenance Job page, select Upgrade Citrix SD-WAN WO and click Proceed.

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  3. On the Upgrade Citrix SD-WAN WO page, in the Instance Selection tab:

    1. Add a Task Name.

    2. Click From the Software Image drop-down menu, select either Local (your local machine) or Appliance (the build file must be present on the Citrix ADM virtual appliance).

      The upload process begins.

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    3. Click Add Instances to add the Citrix SD-WAN WO instances on which you want to run the upgrade process.

    4. Click Next.

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  4. On the Schedule Task tab, select Now from the Execution Mode drop-down to upgrade Citrix SD-WAN WO instance now, and click Finish.

  5. To upgrade Citrix ADC SD-WAN WO instance at a later time, select Later from the Execution Mode drop-down. You can then choose the Execution Date and the Start Time for upgrading the Citrix ADC SD-WAN WO instance, and click Finish

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  6. You can also enable email and slack notifications to receive the execution report of upgrading Citrix SD-WAN WO instance. Click the Receive Execution Report Through Email check box and Receive Execution Report through slack check box to enable the notifications.

    For more information to configure email distribution list and slack channel, see step 8 in Schedule upgrading of Citrix ADC instances

Schedule upgrading of Citrix ADC SDX instances

  1. In Citrix ADM, navigate to Networks > Configuration Jobs > Maintenance Jobs. Click the Create Job button.

  2. On the Create Maintenance Job page, select Upgrade Citrix ADC SDX and click Proceed.

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  3. On the Upgrade Citrix ADC SDX page, in the Instance Selection tab:

    1. Add a Task Name.

    2. From the Software Image drop-down menu, select either Local (your local machine) or Appliance (the build file must be present on the Citrix ADM virtual appliance).

      The upload process begins.

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    3. Add the Citrix ADC SDX instances on which you want to run the upgrade process.

    4. Click Next.

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  4. On the Schedule Task tab, select Now from the Execution Mode drop-down to upgrade Citrix SD-WAN WO instance now, and click Finish.

  5. To upgrade Citrix ADC SDX instance at a later time, select Later from the Execution Mode drop-down. You can then choose the Execution Date and the Start Time for upgrading the Citrix ADC SD-WAN WO instance, and click Finish

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  6. You can also enable email and slack notifications to receive the execution report of upgrading Citrix ADC SDX instance. Click the Receive Execution Report Through Email check box and Receive Execution Report through slack check box to enable the notifications.

    For more information to configure email distribution list and slack channel, see step 8 in Schedule upgrading of Citrix ADC instances

Schedule upgrading Autoscale group

Perform the following steps to upgrade all the instances in the cloud services that are part of the Autoscale group:

  1. In Citrix ADM, navigate to Networks > Configuration Jobs > Maintenance Jobs. Click the Create Job button.

  2. On the Create Maintenance Jobs page, select Upgrade Autoscale Group and click Proceed.

  3. In the Upgrade Settings tab:

    1. Select the Autoscale Group that you want to upgrade.

    2. In Image, select the Citrix ADC version. This is the existing version of Citrix ADC instances in the Autoscale group.

    3. In Citrix ADC Image, browse the Citix ADC version file to which you want to upgrade.

      If you check Graceful Upgrade, the upgrade task waits until the specified drain connection period to expire.

    4. Click Next.

  4. In the Schedule Task tab:

    1. Select one of the following from the Execution Mode list:

      • Now:To start the Citrix ADC instances upgrade immediately.

      • Later: To start the Citrix ADC instances upgrade at later time.

    2. If you select the Later option, select the Execution Date and Start Time when you want to start the upgrade task.

    You can also enable email and slack notifications to receive the execution report of upgrading Autoscale group. Click the Receive Execution Report Through Email check box and Receive Execution Report through slack check box to enable the notifications.

  5. Click Finish.

Schedule configuring HA pair of Citrix ADC instances

  1. In Citrix ADM, navigate to Networks > Configuration Jobs > Maintenance Jobs. Click the Create Job button.

  2. On the Create Maintenance Jobs page, select Configure HA Pair of Citrix ADC Instances and click Proceed.

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  3. On the Citrix ADC HA Pair page, in the Instance Selection tab:

    1. Add a Task Name.

    2. Enter the Primary IP Address.

    3. Enter the Secondary IP Address.

    4. Click Next.

    5. Click to enable Turn on INC(Independent Network Configuration) mode if you have the HA pair instances in two subnets.

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  4. On the Schedule Task tab, select Now from the Execution Mode drop-down to upgrade Citrix SD-WAN WO instance now, and click Finish.

  5. To upgrade Citrix ADC HA pair at a later time, select Later from the Execution Mode drop-down. You can then choose the Execution Date and the Start Time for upgrading the Citrix ADC SD-WAN WO instance, and click Finish.

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  6. You can also enable email and slack notifications to receive the execution report of upgrading Citrix ADC SDX instance. Click the Receive Execution Report Through Email check box and Receive Execution Report through slack check box to enable the notifications.

    For more information to configure email distribution list and slack channel, see step 8 in Schedule upgrading of Citrix ADC instances

Schedule converting HA pair of instances to cluster

  1. In Citrix ADM, navigate to Networks > Configuration Jobs > Maintenance Jobs. Click the Create Job button.

  2. On the Create Maintenance Job page, select Convert HA Pair of Instances to 2 Node Cluster and click Proceed.

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  3. On the Migrate NetScaler HA to Cluster page, in the Instance Selection tab, add a Task Name. Specify the Primary IP address, Secondary IP address, Primary Node ID, Secondary Node ID, Cluster IP Address, Cluster ID, and Backplane, and then click Next.

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  4. On the Schedule Task tab, select Now from the Execution Mode drop-down to upgrade Citrix SD-WAN WO instance now, and click Finish.

  5. To upgrade at a later time, select Later from the Execution Mode drop-down. You can then choose the Execution Date and the Start Time for upgrading the Citrix ADC SD-WAN WO instance, and click Finish.

  6. You can also enable email and slack notifications to receive the execution report of upgrading Citrix ADC SDX instance. Click the Receive Execution Report Through Email check box and Receive Execution Report through slack check box to enable the notifications.

    For more information to configure email distribution list and slack channel, see step 8 in Schedule upgrading of Citrix ADC instances