Product Documentation

Compatibility

May 15, 2015

The following table lists the products and platforms supported by release 7.4.

Table 1. Supported Products and Platforms
Appliance Type Supported?
Citrix CloudBridge 400 series Yes
Citrix CloudBridge 800 series Yes
Citrix CloudBridge 1000 with Windows Server and Citrix CloudBridge 2000 with Windows Server Yes
Citrix CloudBridge 2000 and Citrix CloudBridge 3000 series Yes
Citrix CloudBridge 4000 and Citrix CloudBridge 5000 series Yes
Citrix CloudBridge 600 series Yes
Citrix CloudBridge VPX (all models) Yes
Citrix CloudBridge VPX for Amazon Yes
Citrix CloudBridge VPX for XenServer platforms Yes
Citrix CloudBridge VPX for VMware ESX or ESXi platforms Yes
Citrix CloudBridge VPX for Microsoft Hyper-V Yes
Citrix CloudBridge 700 series Yes
CloudBridge Plug-in Yes
Repeater 8000 Series (New appliances): Appliances that list SM85 Series 3 or SM88 Series 3 on the System Hardware line of the System Status page Yes
Repeater 8000 Series (Earlier appliances): Appliances that list SM85 Series 2 or SM88 Series 2 on the System Hardware line of the System Status page No
Earlier Models No

CloudBridge Plug-in

Compatible Operating Systems

The CloudBridge Plug-in is supported on desktop and laptop systems, but not on net­books or thin clients. It is supported on the following operating systems:

  • Windows 8 (32-bit and 64-bit versions of Enterprise Edition)
  • Windows 7 (all 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional, Enterprise, and Ultimate)
  • Windows Vista (all 32-bit versions of Home Basic, Home Premium, Business, Enterprise, and Ultimate)

Hardware Requirements

The recommended hardware specifications for systems running CloudBridge Plug-in are:
  • Pentium 4-class CPU
  • 4 GB of RAM
  • 2 GB of disk space

Minimum hardware requirements for running the CloudBridge Plug-in are:

  • 1.5 Ghz CPU
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 500 MB free disk space

CloudBridge Plug-in and Citrix Receiver

The CloudBridge Plug-in is supported by Citrix Receiver 3.0 and later, and can be distributed and managed by Citrix Receiver.

Features Table

Table 3. Features Table for Citrix CloudBridge 600 and 700 Series Appliances
Feature  Citrix CloudBridge 600 series Citrix CloudBridge 700 series
Release 7.4 Y Y
Product Features
Video Caching Y N
TCP Acceleration Y Y
Compression Y Y
Traffic Shaping Y Y
XenApp/ XenDesktop Acceleration Y Y
Windows Filesystem Acceleration Y Y
SSL Acceleration Y Y
Windows Outlook Acceleration Y Y
RPC over HTTPS Y Y
CloudBridge Plug-In Support N N
Pay-As-You-Grow Support Y Y
Hardware Features
Network Bypass Card Y Y
10 Gbps Interfaces N N
Fiber Support N N
LCD Front Panel Interface Support Y Y
RS-232 Serial Interface Support Y Y
Support for Initial Config over Network N N
Modes
Inline Y Y
WCCP Y Y
Virtual Inline Y Y
Group Mode Y N
High Availability Y N/R*
VLANs Y N

*The accelerator portion of the product seamlessly fails over in high-availability mode, but the Windows Server portion does not.

N/R = Not Recommended

Table 4. Features Table for Citrix CloudBridge 400, 800, 2000, and 3000 Series Appliances
Feature  Citrix CloudBridge 400 series Citrix CloudBridge 800 series Citrix CloudBridge 2000 series Citrix CloudBridge 3000 series
Release 7.4 Y Y Y Y
Product Features
Video Caching N Y Y Y
TCP Acceleration Y Y Y Y
Compression Y Y Y Y
Traffic Shaping Y Y Y Y
XenApp/ XenDesktop Acceleration Y Y Y Y
Windows Filesystem Acceleration Y Y Y Y
SSL Acceleration Y Y Y Y
Windows Outlook Acceleration Y Y Y Y
RPC over HTTPS Y Y Y Y
CloudBridge Plug-In Support N N Y Y
Pay-As-You-Grow Support Y Y Y Y
Hardware Features
Network Bypass Card Y Y Y Y
10 Gbps Interfaces N N N N
Fiber Support N N N Y
LCD Front Panel Interface Support N N N N
RS-232 Serial Interface Support Y Y Y Y
Support for Initial Config over Network Y Y Y Y
Modes
Inline Y Y Y Y
WCCP Y Y Y Y
Virtual Inline Y Y Y Y
Group Mode Y N Y Y
High Availability Y Y Y Y
VLANs Y Y Y Y
Table 5. Features Table for Citrix CloudBridge 1000 and 2000 with Windows Server Series Appliances
Feature  Citrix CloudBridge 1000 with Windows Server series Citrix CloudBridge 2000 with Windows Server series
Release 7.4 Y Y
Product Features    
Video Caching Y Y
TCP Acceleration Y Y
Compression Y Y
Traffic Shaping Y Y
XenApp/ XenDesktop Acceleration Y Y
Windows Filesystem Acceleration Y Y
SSL Acceleration Y Y
Windows Outlook Acceleration Y Y
RPC over HTTPS Y Y
CloudBridge Plug-In Support N Y
Pay-As-You-Grow Support Y Y
Hardware Features    
Network Bypass Card Y Y
10 Gbps Interfaces N N
Fiber Support N N
LCD Front Panel Interface Support N N
RS-232 Serial Interface Support Y Y
Support for Initial Config over Network Y Y
Modes    
Inline Y Y
WCCP Y Y
Virtual Inline Y Y
Group Mode Y Y
High Availability Y Y
VLANs Y Y
Table 6. Features Table for Citrix CloudBridge 4000 and 5000 Series Appliances, Citrix CloudBridge VPX, and Citrix CloudBridge VPX for Amazon
Feature  Citrix CloudBridge 4000 series Citrix CloudBridge 5000 series Citrix CloudBridge VPX Citrix CloudBridge VPX for Amazon
Release 7.4 Y Y Y Y
Product Features
Video Caching N N N N
TCP Acceleration Y Y Y Y
Compression Y Y Y Y
Traffic Shaping Y Y Y N
XenApp/ XenDesktop Acceleration Y Y Y Y
Windows File System Acceleration Y Y Y Y
SSL Acceleration Y Y Y Y
Windows Outlook Acceleration Y Y Y Y
RPC over HTTPS Y Y Y Y
CloudBridge Plug-In Support Y Y Y N
Pay-As-You-Grow Support Y Y Y N
Hardware Features
Network Bypass Card Y Y N N
10 Gbps Interfaces Y Y * N
Fiber Support Y Y * N
LCD Front Panel Interface Support N N N N
RS-232 Serial Interface Support N N N N
Support for Initial Config over Network Y Y N N
Modes
Inline Y Y Y Y**
WCCP Y Y Y N
Virtual Inline Y Y Y N
Group Mode N N N N
High Availability Y Y N N
VLANs Y Y Y/Y/N*** N

*Depends on configuration of user-provided hardware.

**See WAN Optimization for CloudBridge.

***The three values are for is for XenServer, VMware, and Hyper-V, respectively. In columns showing only one value, the value applies to all three hypervisors.

Table 7. Features Table for Repeater Appliances and CloudBridge Plug-in
Feature  Repeater 8820 Repeater 8520, 8540 CloudBridge Plug-In
Release 7.4 Y Y Y
Product Features
Video Caching N N N
TCP Acceleration Y Y Y
Compression Y Y Y
Traffic Shaping Y Y N
XenApp/ XenDesktop Acceleration Y Y Y
Windows Filesystem Acceleration Y Y Y
SSL Acceleration Y Y Y
Windows Outlook Acceleration Y Y Y
RPC over HTTPS Y Y Y
CloudBridge Plug-In Support Y Y Y
Pay-As-You-Grow Support Y Y N
Hardware Features
Network Bypass Card Y Y N
10 Gbps Interfaces N N *
Fiber Support Y N *
LCD Front Panel Interface Support Y Y N
RS-232 Serial Interface Support Y Y N
Support for Initial Config over Network N N N
Modes
Inline Y Y N/A
WCCP Y Y N/A
Virtual Inline Y Y N/A
Group Mode Y Y N/A
High Availability Y Y N/A
VLANs Y Y N/A

* = Depends on configuration of user-provided hardware.

N/A = Not Applicable

Supported Citrix CloudBridge VPX Configurations

Release 7.4 is supported on Citrix CloudBridge VPX instances running on XenServer, VMware vSphere, and Microsoft-Hyper-V hypervisors. See the following table for the supported hypervisor versions.

Table 8. Hypervisors Compatible with Citrix CloudBridge VPX

Citrix XenServer

XenServer 6.1, 6.2, XenServer 6.02/Hotfix 602E007, XenServer 5.6.0 (but not 5.6 FP1 or 5.6 SP2), XenServer 5.5

VMware Vsphere

ESXi 5.5, 5.1, ESXi 5.0, ESX/ESXi 4.1

Microsoft Hyper-V

Hyper-V under Windows 2008 R2 SP1, Hyper-V 2012 Standard and Datacenter Edition

Citrix CloudBridge VPX for Amazon

Amazon Web Services (AWS) platform

For instructions for changing the TSC emulation to maximize performance, see http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX136003.

Citrix CloudBridge VPX for Amazon
Citrix CloudBridge VPX for Amazon is available only in the m1.large configuration, which creates instances with 2 vCPUs and 7.5 GB RAM. The AMI is preconfigured with a 250 GB volume, which should not be resized. Citrix CloudBridge VPX for Amazon supports a single Elastic Network Interface (ENI) only.
Table 9. Production Configurations, Citrix CloudBridge VPX for Amazon
Type Max. WAN Speed* Max. Accel. Conn.
10 Mbps CloudBridge License 5 mbps 1,000
200 Mbps CloudBridge License 45 mbps 10,000

*The CloudBridge Connector License is enforced on the aggregate of ingress traffic on all the interfaces hosted on the CloudBridge Connector.

Table 10. Production Configurations, XenServer and VMware vSphere.
Type vCPUs RAM Disk
2 GB production configuration 2 2 GB 100 GB
4 GB production configuration 2 4 GB 250 GB
4 GB production configuration 2 4 GB 250 GB
8 GB production configuration 4 8 GB 500 GB
Table 11. Other Configurations (not for production networks).
Type vCPUs RAM Disk
VPX Express 2 1 GB 60 GB

Supported Browsers

To access the configuration utility and dashboard, your workstation must have a supported web browser and Java applet plug-in version 1.6 or later installed.
Operating System Browser Versions
Windows 7 Internet Explorer 9
Mozilla Firefox 24.0
Google Chrome 30.0
MAC Google Chrome 30.0