StyleBook configuration

ADC network configurations StyleBook

When you want to deploy various networking components on an ADC instance, you can use ADM StyleBooks. Use the following StyleBooks to create ADC networking components:

  • network_configuration: For basic networking components.
  • adv_network_configuration: For advanced configurations such as VXLAN, cluster, and more.

To learn more about ADC networking components, see Networking.

Deploy basic networking components

The basic networking components can be interface, channel, VLAN, NSIP, Address Resolution Protocol (ARP), or bridge group configurations. Do the following steps to deploy any of these components:

  1. In Citrix ADM, navigate to Applications > Configuration > StyleBooks. Search for the StyleBook by typing the name as network_configuration.

  2. Click Create Configuration.

  3. Add the following configurations as per your need:

    Note

    Click the (+) icon on each section to add configurations.

    • Interface Configurations - The number of interfaces in your configuration is different for the different models of the Citrix ADC instance. For more information on interfaces, see Interfaces. Specify the fields that are required to configure an interface.

    • Channel Configurations - Configuring link aggregation increases the capacity and availability of the communication channel between the Citrix ADC instance and other connected devices. An aggregated link is also referred to as “channel”. Link aggregation combines data coming from multiple ports into a single high-speed link. For more information, see Configuring Link Aggregation.

    • Channel Interface Binding Configurations - Specify the interface and channel IDs to bind the configurations.

    • VLAN Configurations - You can configure VLANs and bind them to IP subnets. The Citrix ADC then performs IP forwarding between these VLANs (if it is configured as the default router for the hosts on these subnets). For more information, see Understanding VLANs. Specify the details to configure a VLAN.

    • NS IP Configurations - The NSIP address is the IP address at which you access the ADC instance for management purposes. The instance can have only one NSIP, which is also called the management IP address. For more information, see Configuring the NSIP address.

    • NS IP6 Configurations - You can also configure an IPv6 address to an ADC instance as NSIP.

    • Configurations for VLAN Interface Binding - When you bind a network interface to a VLAN, the network interface is removed from the default VLAN. If the network interfaces must be a part of more than one VLAN, you can bind the network interfaces to the VLANs as tagged members.

    • Configurations for VLAN NS IP Binding - You can bind Citrix ADC IP address (NSIP) with VLAN. When an IP address is associated with a VLAN, all IP addresses in that subnet are automatically associated with the VLAN.

    • Route Configurations for IPv4 - Add a network IP address (IPv4) for which you want to add a route entry in the ADC instance route table.

    • Route Configurations for IPv6 - Add a network IP address (IPv6) for which you want to add a route entry in the ADC instance route table.

    • ARP Configurations - You can add static ARP entries and remove static ARP entries from the ARP table. For more information, see Static ARP.

    • ND6 Variables Configurations - Neighbor discovery (ND) is one of the most important protocols of IPv6. It is a message-based protocol that combines the functionality of the Address Resolution Protocol (ARP), Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP), and Router Discovery. ND allows nodes to advertise their link layer addresses and obtain the MAC addresses or link layer addresses of the neighboring nodes. For more information, see Neighbor Discovery.

      You can configure the ND6 variables for an ADC instance.

    • Neighbor Discovery Configurations for IPv6 - You can configure ND for an IPv6 address.

    • Bridge Group Configurations - The bridge groups feature works the same way as a VLAN. Multiple VLANS can be bound to a single bridge group, and all VLANs bound to the same bridge group from a single broadcast domain. For more information, see Configuring Bridge Groups.

    • Bridge Group NS IPv46 Binding Configurations - Bind a Citrix ADC IP (NSIP) address to a bridge group.

    • Bridge Group VLAN Binding Configurations - Bind a VLAN to a bridge group.

  4. In Target Instances, select the ADC instances or instance groups.

  5. In Tag Assosiation, associate all present and future StyleBook tags with the configuration.

    This option associates all the StyleBook tags to a configuration pack. It also makes sure to associate the new tags that you might add to the StyleBooks in future.

  6. Click Dry Run.

    The Objects page displays the objects that get created, modified, or removed from the Citrix ADC instances.

  7. Click Create.

The configuration pack appears in the StyleBook > Configurations page.

Deploy advanced networking components

The advanced networking components can be VXLAN, VRID, Bridge Table, Failover Interface Set (FIS), INAT, RNAT configurations, and more. Do the following steps to deploy such advanced networking components:

  1. In Citrix ADM, navigate to Applications > Configuration > StyleBooks. Search for the StyleBook by typing the name as adv_network_configuration.

  2. Click Create Configuration.

  3. Add the following configurations as per your need:

    Note

    Click the (+) icon on each section to add configurations.

    • VXLAN Configurations - VXLANs provide higher scalability and flexibility than VLANs. For more information, see VXLAN.

    • VXLAN VLAN MAP Configurations - Create a mapping table on the ADC instance. This table maps a VXLAN ID to a respective VLAN ID.

    • VRID Configurations - Add an IPv4 address that identifies a virtual MAC (VMAC). You can also configure other VRID options and binding information.

    • VRID6 Configurations - Add an IPv6 address that identifies a virtual MAC (VMAC). You can also configure other VRID6 options and binding information.

    • BridgeTable Configurations - An ADC instance bridges the frames on the basis of a bridge table lookup of the destination MAC address and the VLAN ID. Specify the required details to monitor the Bridge Table.

    • FIS Configurations - A FIS is a logical group of interfaces. In an ADC HA configuration, using a FIS is a way to prevent failover by grouping interfaces so that, when one interface fails, other functioning interfaces are still available. A FIS can also be configured for the nodes of a Citrix ADC cluster. For more information, see Configuring failover interface set.

    • Configurations for ForwardingSession - A forwarding-session rule creates forwarding-session entries for traffic that originates from or is destined for a particular network and is forwarded by the ADC instance. You can create forwarding session rules for IPv4 traffic as well as IPv6 traffic. See, Configuring Forwarding Session Rules.

    • INAT Configurations - When a client sends a packet to an ADC instance that is configured for Inbound Network Address Translation (INAT), the instance translates the packet’s public destination IP address to a private destination IP address. And, the instance forwards the packet to the server at that address. See, Inbound Network Address Translation.

    • NAT64 Configurations - The stateful NAT64 enables communication between IPv6 clients and IPv4 servers through IPv6 to IPv4 packet translation, and vice versa, while maintaining session information on the Citrix ADC appliance. See, Stateful NAT64 Translation.

    • RNAT Configurations - In Reverse Network Address Translation (RNAT), the Citrix ADC appliance replaces the source IP addresses in the packets generated by the servers with public NAT IP addresses. See, RNAT.

    • RNAT6 Configurations - Reverse Network Address Translation (RNAT) rules for IPv6 packets are called RNAT6s. See, Configure RNAT6.

    • IPSet Configurations -An IP set is a set of IP addresses, which are configured on the ADC instance as Subnet IP addresses (SNIPs) or Virtual IP addresses (VIPs). Specify the required details to create an IP set.

    • IPTunnel Configurations - Specify the details to create an IP Tunnel and its bindings. See, IP Tunnels.

    • IP6 Tunnel Configurations - For IPv6 addresses, specify the details to create IP Tunnel and its bindings.

    • Linkset Configurations - Linkset is a group of interfaces of cluster nodes that belong to the same broadcast domain. See, Configuring linksets.

    • MAP-T Basic Mapping Rule Configurations - Mapping Address and Port using Translation (MAP-T). It is a mechanism that performs double translation (IPv4 to IPv6 and vice versa) on customer edge (CE) devices and border routers (in the ISP core network). Specify the details to add a basic mapping rule. See, Mapping Address and Port using Translation.

    • MAP-T Default Mapping Rule Configurations - Specify the details to add a default mapping rule.

    • MAP-T Map Domain Configurations - Specify the details to add a map domain.

    • NetProfile Configurations - Add a net profile and configure override lsn.

    • NetBridge Configurations - Bind a VXLAN-VLAN map to a network bridge.

    • On-link IPv6 global prefixes for Router Advertisment Configurations - For IPv6 cluster configuration, configure global prefixes and router advertisements. See, IPv6 ready logo support for clusters.

  4. In Target Instances, select the ADC instances or instance groups.

  5. In Tag Assosiation, associate all present and future StyleBook tags with the configuration.

    This option associates all the StyleBook tags to a configuration pack. It also makes sure to associate the new tags that you might add to the StyleBooks in future.

  6. Click Dry Run.

    The Objects page displays the objects that get created, modified, or removed from the Citrix ADC instances.

  7. Click Create.

The configuration pack appears in the StyleBook > Configurations page.

ADC network configurations StyleBook