Citrix Application Delivery Management

Configure a secondary NIC to access ADM agent

You can configure two NICs on an ADM agent. Using the Dual NIC architecture, ADM agent will be able to:

  • Establish communication between ADM agent and ADC instances - You can use the first NIC to isolate the traffic that is received and sent through the Citrix ADM and also to communicate between Citrix ADM and its managed Citrix ADC instances in another network.

  • Establish communication between ADM agent and Citrix ADM - You can use the second NIC to manage the Citrix ADM that is on a network and perform administrative tasks

Note

You cannot interchange the functionality and configuration of both the NICs.

Block Diagram of Dual NIC Infrastructure

In this scenario, as an administrator, you can:

  • Configure IP address for the traffic between Citrix ADM and its managed Citrix ADC instances.

  • Configure IP address for managing the Citrix ADM software to perform all administrative tasks in the software.

Note

It is not mandatory to configure Dual NICs for an ADM agent. It is optional and is required only when traffic between ADM agent, Citrix ADM and ADCs needs to be separated.

Modify the IPV4 NIC network addresses using CLI

  1. Open an SSHconnection to the Citrix ADM agent console by using an SSH client, such as PuTTY.

  2. Log in using the nsrecover/nsroot credentials and switch to the shell prompt.

  3. Run the command ifconfig. You can see the details of the two NICs that you have configured -

    • NIC 1 – For communication between ADM Agent to ADC Communication

    • NIC 2 – For communication between ADM Agent to Citrix ADM

    Code Block ifconfig

  4. Run the command networkconfig. A menu appears which allows you to set or modify the IPV4 network addresses.

    Code Block networkconfig

    Note

    Second NIC Network address can take multiple IP values.

  5. Select a menu item to modify. Save and quit the settings.

Configure a secondary NIC to access ADM agent