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Bind a domain to a GSLB virtual server

To make a Citrix ADC appliance the authoritative DNS server for a domain, you must bind the domain to the GSLB virtual server. When you bind a domain to a GSLB virtual server, the Citrix ADC appliance adds an address record for the domain, containing the name of the GSLB virtual server. The start of authority (SOA) and name server (NS) records for the GSLB domain must be added manually.

For details on configuring SOA and NS records, see Domain Name System.

To bind a domain to a GSLB virtual server by using the command line interface

At the command prompt, type the following commands to bind a domain to a GSLB virtual server and verify the configuration:

bind gslb vserver <name> -domainName <string>
show gslb vserver <name>

Example:

bind gslb vserver Vserver-GSLB-1 -domainName www.mycompany.com
show gslb vserver Vserver-GSLB-1

To unbind a GSLB domain from a GSLB virtual server by using the command line interface

At the command prompt, type:

unbind gslb vserver <name> -domainName <string>

To bind a domain to a GSLB virtual server by using the configuration utility

  1. Navigate to Traffic Management > GSLB > Virtual Servers.

  2. In GSLB Virtual Servers pane, select the GSLB Virtual Server to which you want to bind the domain (for example, Vserver-GSLB-1) and click Open.

  3. In the Configure GSLB Virtual Server dialog box, on the Domains tab, do one of the following:

    • To create a new Domain, click Add.
    • To modify an existing Domain, select the domain, and then click Open.
  4. In the Create GSLB Domain or Configure GSLB Domain dialog box, specify values for the following parameters as shown:

    • Domain Name*—domainName (for example, www.mycompany.com)

    /* A required parameter

  5. Click Create.

  6. Click OK.

To view the statistics of a domain by using the command line interface

At the command prompt, type:

stat gslb domain <name>

Example:

stat gslb domain www.mycompany.com

Note: To view statistics for a particular GSLB domain, enter the name of the domain exactly as it was added to the Citrix ADC appliance. If you do not specify the domain name, or if you specify an incorrect domain name, statistics for all configured GSLB domains are displayed.

To view the statistics of a domain by using the configuration utility

  1. Navigate to Traffic Management > GSLB > Virtual Servers.
  2. In GSLB Virtual Servers pane, select the GSLB Virtual Server (for example, Vserver-GSLB-1) and click Open.
  3. In the Configure GSLB Virtual Server dialog box, on the Domains tab, select the domain, and then click Statistics.

To view the configuration details of the entities bound to a GSLB domain using the command line

Note: This feature is available in NetScaler release 10.5.e.

At the command prompt, type:

show gslb domain <name>

Example:

show gslb domain gslb1.com
       gslb1.com
       gvs1 - HTTP    state: DOWN
       DNS Record Type: A
       Configured Method: LEASTCONNECTION
       Backup Method: ROUNDROBIN
       Persistence Type: NONE
       Empty Down Response: DISABLED
       Multi IP Response: DISABLED
       Dynamic Weights: DISABLED

       gsvc1 (10.102.239.165: 80)- HTTP State: DOWN    Weight: 1
              Dynamic Weight: 0    Cumulative Weight: 1
              Effective State: DOWN
              Threshold : BELOW

              Monitor Name : http
                     State: DOWN   Weight: 1
                     Probes: 144   Failed [Total: 144 Current: 144]
                     Last response: Failure - TCP syn sent, reset received.
                     Response Time: 2000 millisec

       gsvc2 (10.102.239.179: 80)- HTTP State: DOWN    Weight: 1
              Dynamic Weight: 0    Cumulative Weight: 1
              Effective State: DOWN
              Threshold : BELOW

              Monitor Name : http-ecv
                     State: DOWN   Weight: 1
                     Probes: 141   Failed [Total: 141 Current: 141]
                     Last response: Failure - TCP syn sent, reset received.
                     Response Time: 2000 millisec
Done

To view the configuration details of the entities bound to a GSLB domain by using the configuration utility

Note: This feature is available in NetScaler release 10.5.e.

  1. Navigate to Traffic Management > GSLB > Virtual Servers and double-click a virtual server.
  2. Click the field below the Domains pane.
  3. In the GSLB Virtual Server Domain Binding dialog box, select a domain, and then click Show Bindings.