The new features and enhancements to existing features available in a release.
February 28, 2019
The Citrix Application Delivery Manager (ADM) agents are, by default, automatically upgraded to Citrix ADM 13.0 build 33.23. You can view the agent details on the Networks > Agents page. You can also specify the time when you want the agent upgrades to happen. For more information, see Configuring Agent Upgrade Settings.
New and enhanced features
Support for the autoscaling of Citrix ADC instances deployed in Microsoft Azure
This feature is currently in tech preview.
The Citrix ADM autoscaling feature now supports scaling of Citrix ADC instances in Microsoft Azure. The Citrix ADM autoscaling feature adds or removes Citrix ADC cluster nodes deployed in Azure depending on the actual usage of network resources. The Citrix ADM collects statistics (CPU usage, memory usage, and throughput) from the autoscale provisioned clusters. These statistics are evaluated against the customer-configured threshold value. Depending on whether the statistics exceed the maximum threshold or are operating below the minimum threshold, scale-in or scale-out is triggered respectively.
The advantages of the autoscaling features are:
- Ensures that the application is up and running all the time irrespective of traffic demands.
- Citrix ADC instances are added and removed dynamically making to a zero-touch manual configuration.
- DNS management is automatic.
- Enables better cost management.
The autoscaling in Microsoft supports two modes traffic distribution:
- through Azure traffic manager
- through Azure load balancer
To use the autoscale feature, you must create autoscale groups and deploy the application using StyleBooks.
Note: Backend autoscale is not supported in this Citrix ADM version.
Support to display enablement of analytics on the licensing virtual servers page
Citrix ADM now displays the list of virtual servers that have analytics enabled on them. Navigate to Networks > Licenses, and in the licensed virtual servers section, click the button to select the virtual servers for licensing. Select any of the virtual servers type and select the Licensed tab. The AppFlow Logging column displays which analytics is enabled on the virtual servers.
Consolidated display of all virtual servers on the licensing virtual servers page
Citrix ADM now displays a consolidated view of all virtual servers in the network. You can now navigate to Networks > Licenses, and in the licensed virtual servers section, click the button to select the virtual servers for licensing. The License Virtual Servers page displays a tab, All Virtual Servers, that lists all virtual servers irrespective of that fact that they are load balancing, content switching or any other type of virtual servers. You can select the virtual servers required and apply licenses to them.
Support to view details of an instance from the infrastructure analytics page
The Infrastructure Analytics feature in Citrix ADM helps you to visualize the factors that resulted or might result in an issue on the instances. You can now click the instance IP address in the tabular view to see more details of that instance as a dashboard display. The instance dashboard presents an overview of the instance where you can see the CPU, memory, and the disk usage of the instance. You can also see details related to SSL certificate management, config audit, network functions, and a network report that shows detailed network usage of the instance.
During configuring of analytics on an ADC instance, when you search for virtual server details and then cancel the search, ADM might list virtual servers from other ADC instances also.
If you are a user with “read-only” permissions, you cannot see the diagnostic related icons in any of the analytics pages.
When you configure AppFlow for SD-WAN WO instance in Citrix ADM, the service agent IP address is not configured as the collector IP address. With this fix, the agent is configured to receive the AppFlow data from the SD-WAN WO instances.
Hybrid and multi-cloud
- AWS Autoscale: You can use Citrix ADC release 12.1 build 51.16 image for creating autoscale groups.
In Networks > Configuration audit, there might be a situation when you click on instances in the “Top 10 Instances by Configuration Change” section, ADM might not show any data for that instance. Also, when you select a particular period, for example, “daily” and then select an instance in the “Top 10 Instances by Configuration Change” section, ADM might show data for a different period.
Consider a scenario when you navigate to Networks > Configuration Audit. In the “Top 10 Instances by Configuration Change” section, when you hover your mouse over the ADC the tooltip might not display the full ADC information. This is because of the limitation of the number of characters that the tooltip can display.
Citrix ADM fails to process any SNMPv3 packets received from the ADC instance intermittently. This failure can occur after upgrading the Citrix ADC instance or Citrix ADM itself, or rebooting the ADC instance. Such failures can occur because invalid memory (freed memory) is used for some other memory allocation.
This issue is noticed after you upgrade to Citrix ADM release 12.1 build 50.28. Consider that you navigate to System > User administration > Group, and create a user group. There, you first unselect all options in the Authorization tab and manually select a few instances and complete the creation of the group. When you later edit the same group and select the Authorization tab, the instances are no longer displayed.
You might notice that you are not able to add GSLB virtual servers in user groups in the following two scenarios:
- While creating a group: When you try to add a few more GSLB virtual servers to an existing list of GSLB virtual servers.
- While editing an existing group: When you try to add GSLB servers to an existing group that already has a list of GSLB virtual servers.
February 08, 2019
The Citrix Application Delivery Manager (ADM) agents are, by default, automatically upgraded to Citrix ADM 13.0 build 32.32. You can view the agent details on the Networks > Agents page. You can also specify the time when you want the agent upgrades to happen. For more information, see Configuring Agent Upgrade Settings.
This release is an enhancement to the earlier Citrix ADM 13.0 build 32.30 release. Various improvements, including platform and analytics, were done in this release to further enhance the performance of Citrix ADM.
January 28, 2019
The Citrix Application Delivery Manager (ADM) agents are, by default, automatically upgraded to Citrix ADM 13.0 build 32.30. You can view the agent details on the Networks > Agents page. You can also specify the time when you want the agent upgrades to happen. For more information, see Configuring Agent Upgrade Settings.
New and enhanced features
Clustering of agents
Citrix ADM service agents are deployed in your network environment to enable communication between the Citrix ADM and the managed instances in your data center or cloud. Citrix ADM now supports the clustering of these agents attached to a site. Citrix ADM detects that an agent has failed and implicitly all the instances are redistributed to other available agents in that cluster. For more information, see Creating cluster of agents
Support to view all active nodes on autoscale dashboard
Citrix ADM now supports the viewing of all active nodes for a cluster created on AWS. You can view the number of active nodes that are part of the availability zone at any given time. For more information, see Autoscale Dashboard.
Support to export Network Reporting dashboard
You can schedule an export of the Network Reporting dashboard page on a recurrent basis. For example, you can set an option to generate a dashboard report every week for the previous one hour. The report was generated every week for the time and date stamp set by the user and not based on the current dashboard. With the new enhancement, the report overrides the set time and date stamp and shows the status of the dashboard. For more information, see Exporting network reports.
Support to view Insight reports only for authorized applications
Citrix ADM analytics now supports virtual IP address based authorization. When you authorize the users to a set of specific applications or virtual servers, users can now see the analytics reports for only those applications (virtual servers) that they are authorized to.
Support to schedule exporting of reports in Citrix ADM
Citrix ADM supports scheduling of export of reports on various pages. You can perform various actions while scheduling export of reports.
Schedule generating and exporting of the report at regular intervals.
Specify the report generation recurrence settings and create an email profile to which the report is exported.
Export the reports to a designated Slack channel.
This enhancement is similar to the feature present in Citrix ADM Software.