Citrix Application Delivery Management

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 Maximum limits section (page number 7) in the Citrix ADM HA Deployment Guide. This guide is available at our download site, under NetScaler MAS Release 12.1 > Earlier Versions. 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 32 GB  
Virtual CPU   8 CPUs
Storage space 30 GB  
Virtual network interfaces 1  
Throughput 1 Gbps  

Minimum Citrix ADC version required for Citrix ADM features

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 PE
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 Premium and Advanced 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
Advanced Yes Yes No No No
Premium 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 IP (known as NSIP) address to communicate with Citrix ADC. You can use ADM agent as an intermediary between the ADC instance and ADM or the SD-WAN instance and ADM. To establish a communication with these servers, open the required ports.

Note

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

Network port diagram for agentless deployment:

Network ports for agentless deployment

Network port diagram for the deployment that includes ADM agent:

Network ports with agent deployment

The following sections explain the required ports and their purpose:

Ports for the ADM server

This table explains the required ports that must be open on the ADM server.

Port Type Details Direction of communication
5454 and 22 TCP Default port for communication, and database synchronization in between Citrix ADM nodes in high availability mode. Citrix ADM primary node to Citrix ADM secondary node
443/8443/7443 TCP Port for communication between Citrix ADM agent and Citrix ADM. Citrix ADM agent initiates the communication with Citrix ADM. Then, Citrix ADM and agent interacts with each other.

If the ADM and ADC instances are not using an agent for communication, ensure to open the following ports on the ADM server:

Port Type Details Direction of communication
80/443 TCP For NITRO communication from Citrix ADM to Citrix ADC or Citrix SD-WAN instance. Citrix ADM agent to Citrix ADC and Citrix ADC to Citrix ADM agent
4739 UDP For AppFlow communication from Citrix ADC or Citrix SD-WAN instance to Citrix ADM. Citrix ADC or Citrix SD-WAN to Citrix ADM agent
162 UDP To receive SNMP events from Citrix ADC instance to Citrix ADM. Citrix ADC to Citrix ADM agent
514 UDP To receive syslog messages from Citrix ADC or Citrix SD-WAN instance to Citrix ADM. Citrix ADC or Citrix SD-WAN to Citrix ADM agent
5557/5558 TCP For logstream communication (for Security Insight, Web Insight, and HDX Insight) from Citrix ADC to Citrix ADM. Citrix ADC to Citrix ADM

Ports for the ADM agent

This table explains the required ports that must be open on the ADM agent.

Port Type Details Direction of communication
80/443 TCP For NITRO communication from Citrix ADM to Citrix ADC or Citrix SD-WAN instance. Citrix ADM agent to Citrix ADC and Citrix ADC to Citrix ADM agent
4739 UDP For AppFlow communication from Citrix ADC or Citrix SD-WAN instance to Citrix ADM. Citrix ADC or Citrix SD-WAN to Citrix ADM agent
162 UDP To receive SNMP events from Citrix ADC instance to Citrix ADM. Citrix ADC to Citrix ADM agent
514 UDP To receive syslog messages from Citrix ADC or Citrix SD-WAN instance to Citrix ADM. Citrix ADC or Citrix SD-WAN to Citrix ADM agent
5557/5558 TCP For logstream communication (for Security Insight, Web Insight, and HDX Insight) from Citrix ADC to Citrix ADM. Citrix ADC to Citrix ADM

Ports for ADC and SD-WAN instances

This table explains the required ports that must be open on Citrix ADC and SD-WAN instances.

Port Type Details Direction of communication
80/443 TCP 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. Citrix ADM to Citrix ADC and Citrix ADC to Citrix ADM
22 TCP 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. And, this port is required for the SSH communication between the ADM agent and Citrix ADC. Citrix ADM to Citrix ADC. Or, Citrix ADM agent to Citrix ADC.
No reserved port ICMP 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. Citrix ADM to Citrix ADC
161 UDP To poll events from ADC instances. Citrix ADM to Citrix ADC

Note:

In case of ADM high-availability deployment, all communications from ADM uses primary node IP address.

Ports for external servers

This table explains the required ports that must be open on external servers:

Port Type Details Direction of communication
25 TCP To send SMTP notifications from Citrix ADM to users. Citrix ADM to users.
389/636 TCP Default port for authentication protocol. For communication between Citrix ADM and LDAP external authentication server. Citrix ADM to LDAP external authentication server
123 UDP Default NTP server port for, synchronizing with multiple time sources. Citrix ADM to NTP server
1812 RADIUS Default port for authentication protocol. For communication between Citrix ADM and RADIUS external authentication server. Citrix ADM to RADIUS external authentication server
49 TACACS Default port for authentication protocol. For communication between Citrix ADM and TACACS external authentication server. Citrix ADM to TACACS external authentication server

Limitations

From Citrix ADM 12.1 or later, 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