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Configuring CloudBridge Connector tunnel between datacenter and softlayer enterprise cloud

The GUI includes a wizard that helps you to easily configure a CloudBridge Connector tunnel between a Citrix ADC appliance in a datacenter and Citrix ADC VPX instances on the SoftLayer enterprise cloud.

When you use the wizard of the Citrix ADC appliance in the datacenter, the CloudBridge Connector tunnel configuration created on the Citrix ADC appliance, is automatically pushed to the other endpoint or peer (the Citrix ADC VPX on SoftLayer) of the CloudBridge Connector tunnel.

Using the wizard of the Citrix ADC appliance in the datacenter, you perform the following steps to configure a CloudBridge Connector tunnel.

  1. Connect to the Softlayer enterprise cloud by providing the user log on credentials.
  2. Select the Citrix XenServer that is running the Citrix ADC VPX appliance.
  3. Select the Citrix ADC VPX appliance.
  4. Provide CloudBridge Connector tunnel parameters to:
    • Configure a GRE Tunnel.
    • Configure IPsec on the GRE tunnel.
    • Create a netbridge, which is a logical representation of the CloudBridge connector, by specifying a name.
    • Bind the GRE Tunnel to the netbridge.

To configure a CloudBridge Connector tunnel by using the GUI

  1. Log on to the GUI of the Citrix ADC appliance in the datacenter by using your account credentials for the appliance.
  2. Navigate to System > CloudBridge Connector .
  3. In the right pane, under Getting Started, click Create/Monitor CloudBridge Connector.
  4. Click Get Started.

    Note:

    If you already have any CloudBridge Connector tunnel configured on the Citrix ADC appliance, this screen does not appear, and you are taken to the CloudBridge Connector Setup pane.

  5. In the CloudBridge Connector Setup pane, click Softlayer, and then follow the instructions in the wizard.

Monitoring the CloudBridge Connector tunnel

You can monitor the performance of CloudBridge Connector tunnels on a Citrix ADC appliance by using CloudBridge Connector tunnel statistical counters. For more information about displaying CloudBridge Connector tunnel statistics on a Citrix ADC appliance, see Monitoring CloudBridge Connector Tunnels.

Configuring CloudBridge Connector tunnel between datacenter and softlayer enterprise cloud