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Configuring and Managing Citrix ADC instances

After you have provisioned Citrix ADC instances on your appliance, you are ready to configure and manage the instances. Begin by creating a subnet IP (SNIP) address and then saving the configuration. You can then perform basic management tasks on the instances. Check to see if you have to apply the administration configuration.

If a task that you need to perform is not described below, see the list of tasks at the left.

Warning:

Make sure that you modify the provisioned network interfaces or VLANS of an instance using the Management Service instead of performing the modifications directly on the instance.

Creating a SNIP Address on a Citrix ADC instance

You can assign a SNIP address to the Citrix ADC instances after it is provisioned on the SDX appliance.

A SNIP is used in connection management and server monitoring. It is not mandatory to specify a SNIP when you initially configure the Citrix ADC SDX appliance. You can assign SNIP to the Citrix ADC instance from the Management Service.

To add a SNIP Address on a Citrix ADC instance

  1. On the Configuration tab, in the navigation pane, click NetScaler.
  2. In the details pane, under NetScaler Configuration, click Create IP.
  3. In the Create NetScaler IP dialog box, specify values for the following parameters.
    • IP Address: specify the IP address assigned as the SNIP address.
    • Netmask: specify the subnet mask associated with the SNIP address.
    • Type: By default the value is SNIP.
    • Save Configuration: Specify whether the configuration should be saved on the Citrix ADC. Default value is false.
    • Instance IP Address: Specify the IP address of the Citrix ADC instance.
  4. Click Create, and then click Close.

Saving the Configuration

You can save the running configuration of a Citrix ADC instance from the Management Service.

To save the configuration on a Citrix ADC instance

  1. On the Configuration tab, in the navigation pane, click NetScaler.
  2. In the details pane, under NetScaler Configuration, click Save Configuration.
  3. In the Save Configuration dialog box, in Instance IP Address, select the IP addresses of the Citrix ADC instances whose configuration you want to save.
  4. Click OK, and then click Close.

Managing a Citrix ADC instance

The Management Service lets you perform the following operations on the Citrix ADC instances, both from the Citrix ADC instances pane in the Configuration tab and in the Citrix ADC instances gadget on the Home page.

Start a Citrix ADC instance:

Start any Citrix ADC instance from the Management Service user interface. When the Management Service UI forwards this request to the Management Service, it starts the Citrix ADC instance.

Shut down a Citrix ADC instance:

Shut down any Citrix ADC instance from the Management Service user interface. When the Management Service UI forwards this request to the Management Service, it stops the Citrix ADC instance.

Reboot a Citrix ADC instance:

Restart the Citrix ADC instance.

Delete a Citrix ADC instance:

If you do not want to use a Citrix ADC instance, you can delete that instance by using the Management Service. Deleting an instance permanently removes the instance and its related details from the database of the SDX appliance.

To start, stop, delete, or restart a Citrix ADC instance

  1. On the Configuration tab, in the navigation pane, click Citrix ADC instances.
  2. In the Citrix ADC instances pane, select the Citrix ADC instance on which you want to perform the operation, and then click Start or Shut Down or Delete or Reboot.
  3. In the Confirm message box, click Yes.

Removing Citrix ADC instance Files

You can remove any Citrix ADC instance files, such as XVAs, builds, documentation, SSL keys or SSL certificates, from the appliance.

To remove Citrix ADC instance files

  1. On the Configuration tab, in the navigation pane, expand NetScaler Configuration, and then click the file that you want to remove.
  2. In the details pane, select the file name, and then click Delete.

Applying the Administration Configuration

At the time of provisioning a VPX instance, the Management Service creates some policies, instance administration (admin) profile, and other configuration on the VPX instance. If the Management Service fails to apply the admin configuration at this time due to any reason (for example, the Management Service and the VPX instance are on different subnetworks and the router is down or if the Management Service and VPX instance are on the same subnet but traffic has to pass through an external switch and one of the required links is down), you can explicitly push the admin configuration from the Management Service to the VPX instance at any time.

To apply the admin configuration on a Citrix ADC instance

  1. On the Configuration tab, in the navigation pane, click NetScaler.
  2. In the details pane, under NetScaler Configuration, click Apply Admin Configuration.
  3. In the Apply Admin Configuration dialog box, in Instance IP Address, select the IP address of the VPX instance on which you want to apply the admin configuration.
  4. Click OK.