System requirements

Before you install Citrix Application Delivery Management (ADM), you must understand the software requirements, browser requirements, port information, license information, and limitations.

Requirements for Citrix ADM

Component Requirement
RAM 32 GB
Virtual CPU 8 CPUs
  Note: Citrix recommends using solid-state drive (SSD) technology for Citrix ADM deployments.
Storage space The default value is 120 GB. Actual storage requirement depends on Citrix ADM sizing estimation. Use the sizing calculator mentioned in the section Maximum limits in the Citrix ADM HA Deployment Guide. This guide is available at our download site, under NetScaler MAS Release 12.1. Note: you need a Citrix account to access the deployment guide and sizing calculator.
  If your Citrix ADM storage requirement exceeds 120 GB, you to have to attach an additional disk. You can add only one additional disk.
  Citrix recommends you to estimate storage and attach additional disk at the time of initial deployment.
  For more information, see How to Attach an Additional Disk to Citrix ADM.
Virtual network interfaces 1
Throughput 1 Gbps or 100 Mbps

Requirements for Citrix ADM on-prem agent

Component Requirement
RAM 8 GB
  Note: The default value is 8 GB. Citrix recommends that you increase the default value to 32 GB for better performance.
Virtual CPU 2 CPUs
  Note: The default is 2 CPUs. Citrix recommends that you increase the default value to 8 CPUs for better performance.
Storage space 30 GB
Virtual network interfaces 1
Throughput 1 Gbps

Minimum Citrix ADC versions required for Citrix ADM features

Important

The Citrix ADM version and build should be equal to or higher than your Citrix ADC version and build. For example, if you have installed Citrix ADM 12.1 Build 50.39, then ensure you have installed Citrix ADC 12.1 Build 50.28/50.31 or earlier.

Citrix ADM Feature Citrix ADC Software Version
StyleBooks 10.5 and later
OpenStack/CloudStack Support 11.0 and later, if a partition is required
  11.1 and later, if partition on shared virtual LAN is required
NSX Support 11.1 Build 47.14 and later (VPX)
Mesos/Marathon Support 10.5 and later
Backup/Restore For Citrix ADC, 10.1 and later
  For Citrix SDX, 11.0 and later
Monitoring/Reporting and Configuration using Jobs 10.1 and later
Analytics Features  
Web Insight 10.5 and later
HDX Insight 10.1 and later
Security Insight 11.0.65.31 and later
Gateway Insight 11.0.65.31 and later
Cache Insight 10.5 and later*
SSL Insight 12.0 and later

* Integrated Cache Metrics are not supported in Citrix ADM with Citrix ADC instances running version 11.0 build 66.x.

Requirements for Citrix SD-WAN instance management

Inter-operability matrix of Citrix SD-WAN platform editions / versions and Citrix ADM features

Platform Edition Citrix SD-WAN WANOP Citrix SD-WAN SE Citrix SD-WAN EE
Discovery Yes Yes Yes
Configuration Yes No No
Monitoring Yes No No
Reporting (Network Reports) Yes No No
Event Management Yes No No
HDX Insight Yes No No
WAN Insight Yes No No
HDX Insight (Multi-hop Deployment) Yes Yes No

Thin clients supported for Citrix SD-WAN instances

Citrix ADM supports the following thin clients for monitoring Citrix SD-WAN deployments:

  • Dell Wyse WTOS Model R10L Rx0L Thin Client

  • NComputing N400

  • Dell Wyse WTOS Model CX0 C00X Xenith

  • Dell Wyse WTOS Model TXO T00X Xenith2

  • Dell Wyse WTOS Model CX0 C10LE

  • Dell Wyse WTOS Model R00LX Rx0L HDX Thin Client

  • Dell Wyse Enhanced SUSE Linux Enterprise, Model Dx0D, D50D

  • Dell Wyse ZX0 Z90D7 (WES7) Thin Client

Requirements for Citrix ADM analytics

Minimum Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops versions required for Citrix ADM features

Citrix ADM Feature Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Version
HDX Insight Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7.0 and later

Note

The Citrix Gateway feature (branded as Access Gateway Enterprise for versions 9.3 and 10.x) must be available on the Citrix ADC instance. Citrix ADM does not support standalone Access Gateway Standard appliances.

Citrix ADM can generate reports for applications that are published on Citrix Virtual Apps or Citrix Virtual Desktops and accessed through Citrix Receiver. However, this capability depends on the operating system on which Receiver is installed. Currently, a Citrix ADC does not parse ICA traffic for applications or desktops that are accessed through Citrix Receiver running on iOS or Android operating systems.

Thin clients supported for HDX insight

  • Dell Wyse Windows based Thin Clients

  • Dell Wyse Linux based Thin Clients

  • Dell Wyse ThinOS based Thin Clients

  • 10ZiG Ubuntu based Thin Clients

  • IGEL UD3 W7+ (M340)

  • IGEL UD3 W7 (M340C)

Citrix ADC instance license required for HDX insight

The data collected by Citrix ADM for HDX Insight depends on the version and licenses of the Citrix ADC instances being monitored. HDX Insight reports are displayed only for Citrix ADC Platinum and Enterprise appliances running release 10.5 and later.

           
Citrix ADC License/Duration 5 minutes 1 Hour 1 Day 1 Week > 1 Month
Standard No No No No No
Enterprise Yes Yes No No No
Platinum Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Supported hypervisors

The following table lists the hypervisors supported by Citrix ADM.

Hypervisor Versions
Citrix Hypervisor 7.1 and 7.4
VMware ESX 6.0, 6.5, and 6.7
Microsoft Hyper-V 2012 R2 and 2016
Generic KVM RHEL 7.4 and Ubuntu 16.04

Supported operating systems and receiver versions

The following table lists the operating systems supported by Citrix ADM, and the Citrix Receiver versions currently supported with each system:

Operating System Receiver Version
Windows 4.0 Standard Edition
Linux 13.0.265571 and later
Mac 11.8, build 238301 and later
HTML5 1.5*
Chrome App 1.5*

* Applicable with Citrix CloudBridge (Citrix  SD-WAN WANOP) release 7.4 and later.

Supported browsers

The following table lists the web browsers supported by Citrix ADM:

Web Browser Version
Internet Explorer 11.0 and later
Google Chrome Chrome 19 and later
Safari Safari 5.1.1 and later
Mozilla Firefox Firefox 3.6.25 and later

Supported ports

Citrix ADM uses the Citrix ADC’s NetScaler IP (NSIP) address to communicate with the ADC. For communication purposes, the following ports must be open between the Citrix ADC and/or SD-WAN instances and Citrix ADM.

Note

If you have configured Citrix ADCs in High Availability mode, Citrix ADM uses the Citrix ADC’s subnet IP (Management SNIP) address to communicate with Citrix ADC. For communication using SNIP with Citrix ADM, the following ports remain the same.

Type Port Details
TCP 80/443 For NITRO communication from Citrix ADM to Citrix ADC or Citrix SD-WAN instance.443. For NITRO communication between Citrix ADM servers in high availability mode.
TCP 22 For SSH communication from Citrix ADM to Citrix ADC or Citrix SD-WAN instance. For synchronization between Citrix ADM servers deployed in high availability mode.
UDP 4739 For AppFlow communication from Citrix ADC or Citrix SD-WAN instance to Citrix ADM.
ICMP No reserved port To detect network reachability between Citrix ADM and Citrix ADC instances, SD WAN instances, or the secondary Citrix ADM server deployed in high availability mode.
UDP 161, 162 To receive SNMP events from Citrix ADC instance to Citrix ADM.
UDP 514 To receive syslog messages in Citrix ADM from Citrix ADC or Citrix SD-WAN instance.
TCP 25 To send SMTP notifications from Citrix ADM to users.
TCP 389/636 Default port for authentication protocol. For communication between Citrix ADM and LDAP external authentication server.
UDP 123 Default NTP server port for, synchronizing with multiple time sources.
RADIUS 1812 Default port for authentication protocol. For communication between Citrix ADM and RADIUS external authentication server.
TACACS 49 Default port for authentication protocol. For communication between Citrix ADM and TACACS external authentication server.
TCP 5557, 5558 For logstream communication (for security insight, web insight, and HDX insight) from Citrix ADC to Citrix ADM.
TCP 5454 Default port for communication, and database synchronization in between Citrix ADM nodes in high availability mode.
TCP 27000 License port for communication between Citrix ADM license server and CPX instance.
TCP 7279 Citrix vendor deamon port.

Limitations

In 12.1 Citrix ADM, the following features support IPv6 format of IP addresses:

  1. Management access for Citrix ADM GUI

  2. Management access for Citrix ADC

  3. Registration and inventory

  4. Network dashboard

  5. SSL dashboard

  6. Config jobs

  7. Config audit

  8. Network functions

  9. Network reporting

  10. Backup and restore of ADC instances

  11. SNMP events from Citrix ADCs

The following features do not support IPv6:

  1. High availability floating IP

  2. Syslogs received from ADCs that support IPv6

  3. StyleBooks on ADCs that support IPv6

  4. Analytics

  5. Pooled licensing