What’s new

This topic lists the new features, enhancements to existing features, and fixes available in a release.

July 16, 2019

The Citrix Application Delivery Manager (ADM) agents are, by default, automatically upgraded to Citrix ADM 13.0 build 40.24. 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

Option to enable or disable scheduling jobs

Now you can enable or disable scheduling jobs such as instance backup, instance configuration audit, instance network reporting, and instance SSL certificates. Previously, these jobs were enabled by default, without any option to disable them.

To enable or disable a scheduling job, from the Citrix ADM GUI, navigate to Settings, System Settings, Configurable Features.

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Enable analytics in partitions through Logstream as Transport Mode

When you create admin partitions on your managed instances, you might want to view analytics reports on Citrix ADM for each admin partition separately. Citrix ADM earlier displayed consolidated analytics reports based on the IP address of the instances and used IPFIX as the Transport Mode. You can now select Logstream as the Transport Mode to get analytics reports for admin partitions.

Note

For Citrix ADC version earlier to 13.0 36.27, IPFIX is the default option for Transport Mode. For Citrix ADC later than 13.0 36.27, you can either select Logstream or IPFIX as Transport Mode

  1. Navigate to Networks > Instances > Citrix ADC, and then select the type of instance. For example, VPX.

  2. Click Partitions.

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  3. On the Admin Partitions page, select the partition and from the Select Action list, select Configure Analytics.

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  4. Select the virtual server and then click Enable Analytics.

  5. On the Enable Analytics window:

    1. Select the insight type (Web Insight)

      Note

      For Partitions, only Web Insight is supported.

    2. Select Logstream as Transport Mode

    3. The Expression is true by default

    4. Click OK.

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Apply virtual server licenses and enable analytics in a single workflow

The process of licensing virtual servers and then enabling analytics on the licensed virtual servers has been simplified. Earlier, to enable analytics for any virtual server, you must navigate to Networks > Instances > Citrix ADC, and then select the virtual server to enable analytics. If virtual servers are not licensed for an instance:

  • You must first license the virtual server by navigating to Account > Subscription

  • Then, again navigate to Networks > Instances > Citrix ADC to enable analytics for the virtual server.

Citrix ADM now eliminates this dual process, and enables you to license virtual servers and apply analytics in a single workflow.

For more information, see Managing subscriptions

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Support for pooled capacity licensing across multiple data centers

You can now share the license pool across multiple data centers. The pooled licenses that are added to Citrix ADM can be used to allocate licenses to the managed Citrix ADC instances.

To auto import licenses from your Citrix Cloud account:

  1. Navigate to Networks > Licenses.

  2. In the License File tab, click Add License File.

  3. Select the Use license access code option.

  4. Click Get Licenses.

  5. Select the product from the list.

  6. Click Download.

For more information, see Configure Pooled Capacity.

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Grant Enable-Disable permissions to users

You can apply the user-defined access policies to a user, group, or a role. These policies allow you to define user permissions to the Citrix ADM features.

In this release, the Enable-Disable option is added only to the Network Functions features that allow enable or disable action. This permission also allows you to perform the Poll Now action.

When you grant Enable-Disable permission to a user, the View permission is also granted. You cannot deselect this option. To grant Enable-Disable permission for a feature, see Configuring Access Policies on Citrix ADM

Note

Before upgrade, if you have granted Edit permission for a feature, then Enable-Disable and View permissions are also granted. You cannot deselect the auto-selected options.

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Support to add Citrix ADC BLX instances in Citrix ADM

Citrix ADC BLX appliance is a lightweight software package, which runs on your preferred server hardware. Now you can manage Citrix ADC BLX instances by using Citrix ADM. For more information see, Adding instances and Configure Pooled Capacity

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Simplified application-based authorization for RBAC users

In Citrix ADM, as an administrator, you can now authorize other administrators for the required applications without necessarily having to select instances. Previously, you must select the instances and then select the applications from those instances. And there might be cases where an administrator is not needed to know which Citrix ADC instance the application is hosted. With this feature, you can directly select the applications.

To add applications to a group:

  1. Navigate to Accounts > User Administration > Groups.

  2. Click Add.

    The Create System Group page is displayed.

  3. Specify the required details in the Group Settings page and click Next.

  4. In the Authorization Settings page, select one of the following options from the Choose Applications list:

    • All Applications: This option is selected by default. It adds all applications that are present in the Citrix ADM.

    • All Applications of selected instances: This option appears only if you select instances from the All Instances category. It adds all the applications present on the instance.

    • Specific Applications: This option allows you to add the required applications that you want users to access. Click Add Applications and select the required applications from the list.

  5. Click Create Group.

    For more information, see Configuring Groups on Citrix ADM.

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Access Citrix ADC instance GUI by clicking the host name

Previously, you could access the GUI by using the IP address only. Now you can access a Citrix ADC instance GUI from the Citrix ADM by clicking the host name or IP address of the instance.

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For more information, see Adding instances.

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Search syslog and audit log messages by using filters

Now you can use filters to search syslog messages and audit log messages to narrow down your results and find exactly what you are looking for. The new filter categories are instance, module, event, severity, and message, which are same for both syslog and audit log messages.

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To search syslog messages, from the ADM GUI, navigate to Networks > Events > Syslog Messages.

To search audit log messages, from the ADM GUI, navigate to Account> Audit Log Messages.

For information about how to search, see View and Export syslog messages.

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Automatic discovery of entities

When you add an entity on a Citrix ADC instance configured on Citrix ADM, the entity is displayed on the ADM automatically within 10 minutes. And, any change in the entity is reflected on the ADM immediately.

For this feature to work, SNMP must be enabled for the ADC instance through the ADM. To enable SNMP, from the ADM GUI, navigate to Networks > Instances > Citrix ADC. Select the instance, click the Select Action menu, and click Configure SNMP.

Also, if you configure virtual servers in bulk on the Citrix ADC instance, some of the virtual servers appear automatically within 10 minutes. The other virtual servers might take longer time to appear (up to 20 mins).

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A new tab for provisioning Citrix ADC instances on cloud

Now you can quickly provision a Citrix ADC VPX instance on Microsoft Azure cloud and Amazon AWS cloud by clicking Provision on Citrix ADM GUI. Navigate to Networks > Instances > Citrix ADC to view the Provision option. Previously, the provision option was nested inside Select Action list. To deprovision, select the instance and click Deprovision.

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For more information, see:

Provisioning Citrix ADC VPX Instances on AWS

Provisioning Citrix ADC VPX instances on Microsoft Azure

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Agent and Site columns

You can now view Site and Agent information, when you view an instance at Networks > Instances > Citrix ADC.

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Fixed issues

Networks

  • The latency value in Citrix ADM is displayed as 0 ms and this has been changed to < 1 ms.

[NSADM-38207]

  • Citrix ADM discovered CPX instances as MPX instances. This issue is now fixed.

[NSADM-37725]

  • masd restart command failed on Agents. This issue is now fixed.

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Settings

  • In the Access Control dashboard, the data for the period after Citrix ADM service subscription has expired does not appear. This issue occurs if you also have subscription for Access Control service.

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July 02, 2019

The Citrix Application Delivery Manager (ADM) agents are, by default, automatically upgraded to Citrix ADM 13.0 build 39.14. 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

Transfer a backup file to an external system

You can transfer a copy of your backup file to another system as a precautionary measure. When you want to restore the configuration, you have to first upload the backup file to the Citrix ADM server and then perform the restore operation.

To transfer a Citrix ADM backup file:

  1. Navigate to Networks > Instances > Citrix ADC and then select the instance type. For example, VPX.

  2. Select the instance and from the Select Action list, select Backup/Restore.

  3. Select the backup file and then click Transfer.

    The Transfer Backup File page is displayed. Specify the following parameters:

    1. Server - IP address of the system where you want to transfer the back-up file.

    2. User name and Password – User credentials of the new system, where the backed-up files are being copied.

    3. Port – Port number of the system the files are being transferred to.

    4. Transfer protocol – Protocol being used to make the backup file transfer. You can select SCP, SFTP, or FTP protocols to transfer the back-up file.

    5. Directory path – The location where the backed-up file is being transferred to on the new system.

  4. Click OK.

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Name changes for license types

The following license types are renamed:

Existing license names New license names
Standard Standard (no change)
Enterprise Advanced
Platinum Premium

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Update an installed SSL certificate and create a CSR

Now you can update an installed SSL certificate and create a Certificate Signing Request (CSR).

  • Update an installed certificate

After you receive a renewed certificate from the Certificate Authority (CA), you can update existing certificates from Citrix ADM, without logging on to each Citrix ADC instance. To update an SSL certificate, key, or both from Citrix ADM:

  1. Navigate to Networks > SSL Dashboard.

  2. Click any of the graphs to see the list of SSL certificates.

  3. On the SSL Certificates page, select a certificate and click Update. Alternatively, click the SSL certificate to view its details, and then click Update in the upper-right corner of the SSL Certificate page.

  4. On the Update SSL Certificate page, make modify the certificate, key, or both, according to your requirement, and click OK.

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  • Create a CSR

A Certificate Signing Request (CSR) is a block of encrypted text that is generated on the server on which the certificate is used. It contains information that is included in the certificate such as the name of your organization, common name (domain name), locality, and country.

To create a CSR using Citrix ADM:

  1. Navigate to Networks > SSL Dashboard.

  2. Click any of the graphs to see the list of installed SSL certificates, and then select the certificate for which you want to create a CSR and select Create CSR from the Select Action list.

  3. On the Create Certificate Signing Request (CSR) page, specify a name for the CSR.

  4. Do one of the following:

    1. Upload a key - To upload your key file, select either Local (your local machine) or Appliance (the key file must be present on the Citrix ADM virtual instance).

    2. Create a key - Specify the following parameters:

      Encryption Algorithm Type of key (for example, RSA)
      Key File Name Name for your file in which the RSA key is stored.
      Key Size Key size in bits.
      Public Exponent Value Choose either 3 or F4 from the list provided. This value is part of the cipher algorithm that is required to create your RSA key.
      Key Format Be default PEM is selected. PEM is the recommended key format for your SSL certificate.
      PEM Encoding Algorithm From the list, select the algorithm (DES or DES3) that you want to use to encrypt the generated RSA key. If you select this algorithm, you need to provide a PEM Passphrase.
      PEM Passphrase If you have chosen the PEM Encoding Algorithm, enter a passphrase.
      Confirm PEM Passphrase Confirm your PEM passphrase.
  5. Click Continue.

  6. On the following page, provide more details. If you want to create the CSR without changing the defaults, click Continue.

    Note

    Most fields have default values extracted from the subject of the selected certificate. The subject contains details such as the common name, organization name, state, and country.

    Most CAs accept certificate submissions by email. You get a valid certificate from CA to the email address you submitted the CSR.

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New insights in Citrix ADM Analytics

You can now view the following insights under Analytics in Citrix ADM:

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Provision Citrix ADC instances in high-availability mode on AWS and Azure

Now you provision Citrix ADC instances in high-availability mode on AWS and Microsoft Azure clouds, by using Citrix ADM. To deploy, complete these steps:

  1. Navigate to Networks > Instances > Citrix ADC.

  2. In VPX, click Select Action and select Provision in Public Cloud.

  3. In the Provision Citrix ADC VPX page, select the cloud service in which you want to provision the Citrix ADC VPX instances.

  4. In Basic Parameters, select HA from the Type of Instance list.

  5. Select the Zone type from the following options:

    • Single zone: This option deploys the Citrix ADC VPX instances in the same zone.

    • Multi zone: This option deploys the Citrix ADC VPX instances across multiple zones. Ensure you specify the network details in Cloud Parameters for each zone that are created on your cloud.

    For more information, see Provision Citrix ADC VPX on AWS and Provision Citrix ADC VPX on Microsoft Azure

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New optional fields to view Citrix ADC instances from Citrix ADM

The following new optional fields are added for viewing Citrix ADC instances from Citrix ADM. To select these fields, go to Citrix ADM GUI > Networks > Instances > Citrix ADC, and click the settings icon.

  • HA Master State

  • HA Sync Status

  • Admin Profile

  • Health

  • Uptime

  • Model ID

  • Packet Engines

  • SSL Cards

  • CPU

  • Hardware Version

  • LOM Version

  • Host ID

  • Serial Number

  • Encoded Serial Number

  • UUID

Here’s an example where the settings icon and the new fields are highlighted.

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Fixed issues

Networks

  • When you attempt to upgrade a Citrix ADC SDX instance through Citrix ADM, the upgrade fails and the following error message appears:

    “SCP: Unable to open a session on <IP address of the SDX instance>. Agent id not found”

    [NSHELP-19767]

  • If you create multiple autoscale groups in the same region, the application deployment for such autoscale groups might fail. This issue occurs when you select ALB as the traffic distribution mode for those autoscale groups.

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System

  • When a Citrix ADM super admin invites other users from Citrix Cloud, the default permission for invited users is admin, except user administration. (To see user administration, navigate to Citrix ADM GUI > Systems > User Administration.) Previously, the default permission was read-only. For more information, see Configuring role-based access control.

    [NSADM-37914]

June 19, 2019

The Citrix Application Delivery Manager (ADM) agents are, by default, automatically upgraded to Citrix ADM 13.0 build 38.20. 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

GSLB Service Groups tab

The Citrix ADM GUI now displays the Service Groups tab under Networks > Network Functions > GSLB. Under this tab, you can see all the service groups for the discovered instances on the ADM. By using the Service Groups tab, you can perform tasks such as enabling and disabling a service group entity, and checking the members and virtual servers bound to that entity. Also, you can poll the entity to get its latest status.

May 31, 2019

The Citrix Application Delivery Manager (ADM) agents are, by default, automatically upgraded to Citrix ADM 13.0 build 37.26. 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

Infrastructure Analytics – Summary panel

You can now view the Citrix ADC instance statistics for SSL configuration and Configuration Deviation in the Summary panel.

  • SSL configuration – View the instances that have SSL certificates installed with:

    • Issuer: Not Recommended - Citrix does not recommend the issuer of the SSL certificate.

    • Algorithm: Not Recommended - The signature algorithms of SSL certificates installed on the ADC instance do not meet Citrix standards.

    • Key Strength: Not Recommended - The key strength of the SSL certificates do not meet Citrix standards.

  • Config Deviation – View the list of instances that has the configuration deviations for:

    • Saved vs Running - The difference between the saved configuration on the instance and the currently running configuration on the same instance.

    • Running vs Template - The Template vs Running includes all templates other than Saved vs Running.

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Signature rule notification in Citrix ADM

Signature-based threat indicates the detection of known threats based on the signature assigned. Whenever you add a signature object to the Citrix ADC Web AppFirewall, Citrix ADM sends notifications through email, slack, PagerDuty, event message, and security insight. For more information, see signatures.

When you create an event rule in Citrix ADM, you can now view a new category called appFwNewSignatureAdded. To enable notifications for new signature objects added to Citrix ADC Web AppFirewall, create an event rule:

  1. Navigate to Networks > Events > Rules, and then click Add.

  2. In the Category panel, type signature in the search bar and then select appFwNewSignatureAdded.

    A signature rule category

  3. To create an event rule, see Create event rules.

After creating the event rule, you receive notifications based on the configured event rule action. To see notifications:

  • Navigate to Networks > Events > Event Message.

    View signature notifications in Event Message

  • Navigate to Analytics > Security Insight, and then select the instance for which you want to see signature notifications.

    View signature notifications in Security Insight

    The signature notifications are listed under the Event History tab.

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Support for adding labels to StyleBooks

You can now add labels to any StyleBook in Citrix ADM. Labels are key-value pairs that allow you to group StyleBooks using different criteria. You can use these labels while searching or filtering StyleBooks in Citrix ADM. For more information, see Create a label for the StyleBook

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Citrix ADM autoscaling in Microsoft Azure supports Azure load balancer for traffic distribution

The autoscaling of Citrix ADC instances in Microsoft Azure supports two modes traffic distribution:

  • through Azure traffic manager
  • through Azure load balancer

For more information, see Autoscaling architecture of Citrix ADC VPX in Microsoft Azure using Citrix ADM

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Fixed issues

Networks

  • When you try to execute an aborted config job, you might see an “Invalid Request” error.

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  • When you select the Attach Site option in the Add Agents page, Citrix ADM does not update the site for the instance which belongs to that site or agent.

    [NSADM-35049]

  • While creating or configuring an instance group, the Citrix ADM GUI might display twice the IP addresses of high-availability Citrix ADC instances. Selecting any one IP address adds both the instances to the instance group.

    This fix applies for creating an instance group after upgrade. For the previously created groups, you must remove the duplicate entries from the group

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Settings

When the Citrix ADM agent does not receive the correct time value from the application server, the insights do not appear in Citrix ADM.

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April 25, 2019

The Citrix Application Delivery Manager (ADM) agents are, by default, automatically upgraded to Citrix ADM 13.0 build 36.21. 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

Ability to set the default landing page

In Citrix Application Delivery Management (ADM) portal you can set your preferred page as the default landing page. Click the bookmark icon on the tab that you want to set as the default landing page.

The following is an example to set SSL Dashboard as the default landing page:

Landing page Citrix ADM

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Generate a technical support file for the Citrix ADM agent

You can generate a technical support file for a selected Citrix ADM agent, from the GUI. Also, you can download this file and send it to Citrix technical support for investigation and troubleshooting.

Citrix ADM service agent technical support file

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Improvements to Infrastructure analytics dashboard

Infrastructure analytics dashboard has been updated to incorporate thematic changes and also table columns are resized for better readability. You can now click the host name to navigate to the instance in the instanced dashboard. There are also a few minor updates in the UI that improves the user experience of using the Infrastructure analytics dashboard.

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Fixed issues

Analytics

  • In HDX Insight > Users, different Client IP address is displayed in the session selected from the Current Sessions table than the IP address displayed in the Current Sessions table.

    [NSHELP-6395, TSK0715071]

Applications

  • Citrix ADM GUI becomes unresponsive while enabling AppFlow for multiple virtual servers in some specific cases. This issue is typically seen when you select multiple types of load balancing servers that include TCP and if TCP is at the beginning of the list.

    Workaround: Perform a sort on the “service type” column in an ascending order. Therefore, the TCP types move to the bottom of the list and then enable AppFlow.

    [NSADM-35039]

  • Currently, the emails sent by Citrix ADM do not contain the breached threshold values.

    [NSHELP-6093]

Networks

  • When you search for configuration templates by using the Type search criteria, Citrix ADM displays True or False. Note that “True = Default config templates” and “False = Custom config templates”. You must choose accordingly.

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  • When you create an event rule with Suppress Action, for instances that are discovered through agents, the events are getting suppressed even after the scheduled time expires.

    [NSADM-35023]

  • Slack profile is not visible in the Config Job module while sending report to slack channel.

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  • When you remove a Citrix ADC VPX that has partitions from Citrix SDX, the ADC VPX is removed from Citrix ADM but the partitions are still retained.

    [NSADM-34829]

April 04, 2019

The Citrix Application Delivery Manager (ADM) agents are, by default, automatically upgraded to Citrix ADM 13.0 build 35.17. 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

UI enhancement in aborting a configuration job

The abort option has now been removed for the Ignore error and Continue action. You cannot abort the configuration jobs that are in execution, if you select the Ignore error and continue option for command failure execution mode.

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Ability to view the type of sort in the columns in Citrix ADM tables

In the Citrix ADM default view, though you can sort the columns in the required order, the column headers now have an indicator to show whether the records are arranged in ascending or descending order. This change is applied for the appropriate Citrix ADM pages.

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Theme change in Citrix ADM GUI

Citrix ADM GUI has now been updated with theme changes in a few of the pages. You might notice that the confirmation and error windows now appear with a new color theme and a set of new fonts.

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Fixed issues

Analytics

  • When you navigate to Users > Transactions, you might not see the transaction report for more than 0.1 million transactions.

    [NSHELP-18785]

  • When Citrix ADM manages two Citrix ADC gateways that have the same name, Citrix ADM fails to differentiate the sessions that belong to these Citrix ADC gateways.

    [NSHELP-18716]

  • The application dashboard does not display proper metrics in app summary panel for applications configured on Citrix ADC high availability pair.

    [NSHELP-18733]

  • On Application Dashboard, some of the characters such as Data Volume are not displayed properly when the string length is long.

    [NSADM-31818]

  • The application dashboard does not display correct data, because the CPU and memory information from the node is not appended to all virtual servers.

    [NSHELP-18736]

  • AppFlow is not supported on Cache Redirection virtual server. Therefore the “Enable AppFlow” option is removed for CR virtual server in Citrix ADM.

    [NSHELP-18817]

Licensing

  • Citrix ADM does not read the license port configuration, when it is configured as a license server.

    [NSADM-33966]

System

  • In the default view, when you sorted the columns in the required order, the column lacked the indicator to show if the sort is in ascending or descending order. Now indicators are provided to show whether the records are arranged in ascending or descending order. This change is applied for the appropriate Citrix ADM pages.

    [NSHELP-18647]

April 01, 2019

The Citrix Application Delivery Manager (ADM) agents are, by default, automatically upgraded to Citrix ADM 13.0 build 34.25. 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 to generate network reports for Citrix SDX instances in ADM

Citrix ADM allows you to generate reports not only for instances at a global level but also for entities such as the virtual servers and network interfaces. The instance family now comprises Citrix ADC, Citrix SDX, and Citrix SD-WAN instances.

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Support to create configpacks using StyleBooks without selecting instances

Citrix ADM allows you to create configpacks using the StyleBooks without selecting the instances. You can then later update the configpack by selecting target instances on which you want to deploy the configuration. The feature allows you to create configpacks for your applications, even if you are not able to access the instances.

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Citrix ADM Autoscaling in Microsoft Azure supports only DNS traffic using Azure traffic manager

Note

This feature is currently in tech preview.

Citrix ADM autoscaling adds or removes Citrix ADC cluster nodes 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. The scale-in or scale-out is triggered depending on whether the statistics exceed the maximum threshold or are operating below the minimum threshold.

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 Azure supports only DNS traffic using Azure traffic manager.

Note

Currently, traffic distribution using ALB is not supported.

To use the autoscale feature, you must create autoscale groups and deploy the application using StyleBooks. This release supports autoscaling of applications in Microsoft Azure virtual machine scale set. For more information, see Configure an application for the autoscale group.

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Improved Citrix ADM user interface experience

This release improves user interface experience in the Citrix ADM portal. The following are the highlights of such UI changes:

LOM versions are applicable only for the Citrix ADC SDX appliances. Therefore, in the Instances Dashboard page, the LOM versions are displayed only for the Citrix ADC SDX appliances.

The Suppress Filters button is provided in the Syslog Messages page. Earlier this option was present under Syslog Messages in the left-hand navigation.

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GUI enhancement to view data based on time duration

You can now use the time-interval list and select the time duration to view the details for application analytics and event reports.

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PagerDuty support in Citrix ADM

Earlier, in Citrix ADM GUI, you can send notifications through email, SMS, and Slack. You can now send notifications to PagerDuty based on your configurations that you have done in PagerDuty. PagerDuty enables you to configure notifications such as email, SMS, push notification, and phone call on registered number.

You can select your PagerDuty profile as one of the options to get notifications for the following features:

  • Events – List of events that are generated for Citrix ADC instances.
  • Licenses – List of licenses that are currently active, about to expire, and so on.
  • SSL Certificates – List of SSL certificates that are currently active, about to expire, and so on.

Before you add a PagerDuty profile in Citrix ADM, ensure that you have completed the required configurations in PagerDuty. For more information, see PagerDuty documentation.

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Fixed issues

Analytics

  • When you enable AppFlow for cache redirection virtual servers, you might see an error message and you might not be able to enable AppFlow for that virtual server.

    [NSHELP-18817]

Applications

  • On application dashboard info panel and application detailed dashboard pages, data under ‘Transactions’ title were showing differently. It was cumulative data on one place and transaction rate at the other place. With this fix, the data is now displayed correctly as total transactions and the Key Metric trends section show the transactions per second.

    [NSHELP-18799]

Networks

  • You might see failures in CPX registration in Citrix ADM, as the ADM service agent is not allowing CPX auto registration request.

    [NSADM-33020]

  • When you have to update an existing SSL certificate, navigate to Networks > SSL Dashboard. The SSL Dashboard displays the details of Citrix ADC SSL certificates, SSL Virtual Servers, and SSL protocols. Click any of the “total” certificates link to display details related to SSL certificates, SSL Virtual Servers, or SSL protocols. Now, when you select a certificate and click Update, you need not specify the format of the certificate that you are updating. Citrix ADM can now derive the format from the previously uploaded certificate files.

    [NSHELP-18763]

System

  • When you navigate to System > Events and select an event and click History, the Events History displays the main Events screen and not the expected history for that event. You need to close the Events History page and repeat the selection to view the correct history for that event. This issue is now fixed.

    [NSHELP-18651]

  • You were not able to search in Citrix ADM tables using special characters. ADM now allows you to search using special characters like \, $, &, or ‘.

    [NSHELP-5927]

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

Note

This feature is 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Fixed issues

Analytics

  • 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.

    [NSHELP-18623]

  • If you are a user with “read-only” permissions, you cannot see the diagnostic related icons in any of the analytics pages.

    [NSHELP-6407]

  • 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.

    [NSADM-32565]

Hybrid and multi-cloud

  • AWS Autoscale: You can use Citrix ADC release 12.1 build 51.16 image for creating autoscale groups.

Networks

  • In Networks > Configuration audit, there might be a situation when you click 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.

    [NSHELP-18452]

  • 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.

    [NSHELP-18470]

  • 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.

    [NSHELP-5880]

System

  • 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.

    [NSHELP-18442]

  • You might notice that you are not able to add GSLB virtual servers in user groups in the following two scenarios:

    1. While creating a group: When you try to add a few more GSLB virtual servers to an existing list of GSLB virtual servers.
    2. 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.

    [NSHELP-18152]

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

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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