What’s new

The new features and enhancements to existing features available in a release.

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 hostname 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.

    [NSADM-34802]

  • 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.

    [NSADM-35079]

  • 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 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.

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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 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.

    [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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