Product Documentation

Deploying NetScaler VPX Instances on Oracle Public Cloud

Oct 10, 2017

Important

NetScaler VPX instance on Oracle is in Limited Availability. If you’d like to participate, contact your local sales team or request a call at https://www.citrix.com/products/netscaler-adc/form/inquiry/.

The NetScaler VPX virtual appliance is available as a downloadable image with which you can  create an instance in Oracle Public Cloud (OPC) environment. NetScaler VPX in OPC enables you to leverage cloud computing capabilities of OPC and use NetScaler load balancing and traffic management features for your business needs. You can deploy NetScaler VPX instances in OPC as standalone instances.

This section includes the following topics:

Supported Features

A NetScaler VPX instance running in an Oracle Public Cloud deployment supports the following NetScaler features:

  • Load Balancing
  • ICA Proxy
  • Content Switching
  • AAA
  • Rewrite
  • Responder
  • RDP Proxy
  • nFactor
  • LDAP
  • VPN (CVPN/Full)
  • GSLB

Hardware Requirements

VPX virtual appliances can be deployed in OPC as  any instance type that has two or more cores and more than 2GB memory.

The Create Instance Wizard

You can create an instance on Oracle Public Cloud by using the Create Instance wizard. 

Figure 1: The Oracle Create Instance wizard

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The wizard takes you through these pages. Use the forward and back button to move between pages or click the required page.

  • Image: choose a template of a virtual hard disk of a specific size with an installed operating system. You can use images to create virtual machine instances in Oracle Compute Cloud Service. 
  • Shape: specify the OCPU and memory for your instance.
  • Instance: enter details of your instance such as name, label, description, tags, customer attributes, and add SSH public key.
  • Network: configure network settings for your instance such as IP networks, security lists, and so on.
  • Storage: attach existing storage volumes, or create and attach a storage volume to the instance.
  • Review: verify the settings for the new instance.

Terminology

This section describes the key terms that are used in this section.

  •  Instance: A virtual machine in Oracle Compute Cloud Service, created by using a specific machine image, with CPU and memory resources defined by a shape.

  • IP Network: An IP subnet in your account. The address range of the IP network is determined by the IP address prefix that you specify while creating the IP network. These IP addresses aren’t part of the common pool of Oracle-provided IP addresses used by the shared network. When you add an instance to an IP network, the instance is assigned an IP address in that subnet. You can assign IP addresses to instances either statically or dynamically, depending on your business needs. So you have complete control over the IP addresses assigned to your instances.
  • Security Protocol: A protocol with which you can specify a transport protocol and the source and destination ports to use with the specified protocol. When you create a security rule, you can specify the security protocols that you want to use to permit traffic. Traffic is enabled by a security rule when the protocol in the packet matches the protocol specified here. If no protocol is specified, all protocols are allowed.

  • Security Rule:  A firewall rule that you can define to control network access to Oracle Compute Cloud Service instances through a specified security application.

For more information, see Oracle Compute Cloud Service Terminology

Limitations

You can’t upgrade or downgrade a NetScaler VPX instance running on OPC.