Citrix Application Delivery Management service

Instance settings

You can manage the discovered instances in Citrix ADM service and configure the instance backup settings.

Manage the instance configuration

In Instance Management, you can modify the following instance configurations:

  • Communication with instance(s) - You can choose HTTP or HTTPS communication channel between Citrix ADM service and the discovered instances.

  • Enable Certificate Download - Allows you to download the SSL certificates from a discovered instance.

  • Prompt Credentials for Instance Login - When you access the instance through the Citrix ADM GUI, the instance login page appears. Specify your login credentials to access an instance.

Configure instance backup settings

In Instance Backup Settings, you can configure the backup settings for the discovered ADC instances in Citrix ADM.

In Configure Instance Backup Settings, select Enable Instance Backups.

  • Backup Security Settings - Encrypt the backup file to ensure all the sensitive information inside the backup file is secure. Select Password Protect file to encrypt the backup file.

    Note

    When you download the encrypted backup file, the file does not open in the Citrix ADM GUI or in any text editor. This file can be retrieved and used by Citrix ADM only. However, you can open an unencrypted backup file on your system.

    To restore the encrypted backup file, specify the password that you have mentioned to encrypt the backup file.

  • Backup Scheduling Settings- You can schedule an instance backup in two ways:

    • Interval Based - A backup file is created in Citrix ADM after the specified interval elapses. The default backup interval is 12 hours.

    • Time Based - Specify the time in hours:minutes format at which you want Citrix ADM to take the instance backup.

  • Citrix ADC settings - With this option, you can initiate backup based on the trap and to include GeoDB files with the backup. This setting applies to MPX,VPX,CPX, and BLX instances.

    • Do instance backup when NetScalerConfigSave trap is received - By default, Citrix ADM does not create a backup file when it receives the “NetScalerConfigSave” trap. But, you can enable the option to create a backup file whenever a Citrix ADC instance sends a NetScalerConfigSave trap to Citrix ADM.

      A Citrix ADC instance sends NetScalerConfigSave every time the configuration on the instance is saved.

      Specify Backup on trap delay in minutes. If the received NetScalerConfigSave trap persist for the specified minutes on Citrix ADM, Citrix ADM backs up the instance.

    • Include GeoDB files - By default, Citrix ADM does not back up the GeoDatabase files. You can enable the option to create a backup of these files also.

  • Citrix SDX Settings - To back up SDX instances, specify Backup Timeout in minutes. During an SDX instance backup, the connection between ADM and SDX is maintained for the specified period.

    If the SDX instance backup file size is big, you might want to maintain the connection between ADM and SDX instance for a longer period to complete the SDX instance backup.

    Important

    The backup fails if the connection times out.

  • External Transfer - Citrix ADM allows you to transfer the Citrix ADC instance backup files to an external location:

    1. Specify the IP address of the location.

    2. Specify the user name and the password of the external server to which you want to transfer the backup files.

    3. Specify the transfer protocol and the port number.

    4. Specify the directory path where the file must be stored.

    5. If you want to delete the backup file after you transfer the file to an external server, select Delete file from Application Delivery Management after transfer.

Instance settings