CloudGateway connector availability in public cloud

Applications hosted in an enterprise’s data center are securely accessed and connected to cloud using the CloudGateway connector. The CloudGateway connector is a virtual machine based on the Citrix ADC appliance hosted within the company’s data center. The CloudGateway connector creates a secure connection and registers to Citrix Cloud services to form a secure tunnel. The CloudGateway connector is hosted on public cloud for customers to purchase and deploy.

Deploy a gateway connector in Azure

The high-level steps involved in deploying a gateway connector in Azure are as follows:

  1. Upload VHD to Azure Storage
  2. Create an image
  3. Create a virtual machine.

A fixed size VHD image is used as a connector image. These images are published with the regular build artifacts. The following are the steps to create a VHD from an HyperV image.

  1. Extract the HyperV zip file CONNECTOR-HyperV-.zip, and copy the dynamic.vhd file to your working folder.

  2. Run the following Azure CLI commands.

    • Convert-VHD -Path C:\Users\Administrator\Downloads\Dynamic.vhd -DestinationPath C:\Users\Administrator\Downloads\Fixed.vhd -VHDType >Fixed
    • Resize-VHD -Path C:\Users\Administrator\Downloads\Fixed.vhd -SizeBytes 20481 MB This step is necessary if the VHD generated is not greater than the whole number size.

Upload VHD to Azure Storage

  1. Create a storage account. If you already have a storage account, in the left pane, under Blob Service, click Containers.

    Azure blob containers page

  2. Create a container or click an existing container.

    Azure containers page

  3. On the Container page, click Upload.

    Upload container

  4. Use the Upload form to upload your VHD.

    Upload container form

Create an Image

  1. Go to Azure > Images and then click Add.

    Create an image from VHD

  2. Create an image using the uploaded VHD.

    Complete the create image details

Create a virtual machine

  1. Go to the image you created in the previous step and click Create VM.

    Create a virtual machine

  2. After the VM is created, update the Networking and Inbound Port Rules to allow ports 22 and 8443. You can access the admin UI at <https://<ip>:8443>.
  3. Log on with default connector credentials and complete the registration.

CloudGateway connector availability in public cloud