Citrix ADM with Citrix XenServer

To install Citrix ADM on Citrix XenServer, you need to first download the Citrix ADM .xva image file to your local computer. You need to use Citrix XenCenter to perform the Citrix ADM installation.

Prerequisites

Before installing Citrix ADM , verify that the following requirements have been met:

  • XenServer version 5.6 or later is installed on hardware that meets the minimum requirements.

  • XenCenter is installed on a management workstation that meets the minimum requirements. You have to use XenCenter to install Citrix ADM on XenServer.

  • You have downloaded the Citrix ADM .XVA image file.

XenServer requirements for Citrix ADM

The following table lists the virtual computing resources that XenServer must provide for each Citrix ADM virtual appliance.  

Component Requirement
RAM 32 GB
  Note: The default value is 8 GB. Citrix recommends that you increase the default value to 32 GB for better performance.
Virtual CPU 8 CPUs
  Note: The default is 2 CPUs. Citrix recommends that you increase the default value to 8 CPUs for better performance.
Storage space Citrix recommends using solid-state drive (SSD) technology for Citrix ADM deployments. The default value is 120 GB. Actual storage requirement depends on Citrix ADM sizing estimation. If your Citrix ADM storage requirement exceeds 120 GB, you to have to attach storage disk. You can add only one additional storage 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

XenCenter system requirements

XenCenter is a Windows client application. It cannot run on the same machine as the XenServer host. The following table describes the minimum system requirements.

Component Requirement
Operating System Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, or Windows Vista
.NET framework Version 2.0 or later
CPU 750 megahertz (MHz), Recommended: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster
RAM 1 GB, Recommended: 2 GB
Network Interface Card 100 megabits per second (Mbps) or faster NIC

Install NetScaler Management and Analytics System

  1. Import the XVA image file to your XenServer, and from the Console tab configure the initial network configuration options.

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  2. After specifying the required IP addresses,  save the configuration settings.

  3. When prompted, log on using nsrecover/nsroot credentials.

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  4. Execute the deployment script by typing the command at the shell prompt: /mps/deployment_type.py

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  5. Select the deployment type as NetScaler MAS Server. If you do not select any option, by default, it is deployed as a server.

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    Note

    Currently, you cannot deploy connector nodes, database nodes, and/or NetScaler MAS agents because NetScaler MAS does not support Scale-Out deployment.

  6. Type Yes to deploy NetScaler MAS as a standalone deployment.

  7. Type Yes to restart the NetScaler MAS server.

    Note

    After you install NetScaler MAS, you can update the initial configuration settings later.

    To update the initial configuration in the NetScaler MAS, type networkconfig in the NetScaler MAS console. The console displays the NetScaler MAS initial network configuration options. You can then update the following parameters on the console:

    • Host name of NetScaler MAS

    • NetScaler MAS IPv4 address

    • Netmask

    • Gateway IPv4 address

    • DNS IPv4 address

Verification

After the server is installed, you can access the graphical user interface (GUI) by typing the IP address of the Citrix ADM server in the web browser. The default administrator credentials to log on to the server are nsroot/nsroot.

The browser displays the Citrix ADM configuration utility.