After assigning an
IP address to the management service, you are ready to provision the NetScaler
and accelerator instances. As soon as you log on to the appliance, the
configuration wizard appears.
When using the
configuration wizard, keep the following points in mind:
- The following procedure
assumes that you have already filled out the configuration worksheet.
- If you change the IP
addresses of the Management Network, or change the default gateway to an
address not on the Management Network, you lose connectivity to the appliance
unless you are on the same Ethernet segment as the management port.
- When using the
configuration wizard, check your entries carefully. The wizard has no Back
button. If you need to modify the previous screen, use the Back button on your
browser. This takes you to the logon page, then to the previous screen.
- The configuration wizard is
displayed only when you log on to the appliance for the first time to configure
the appliance. After you finish configuring the appliance, this wizard becomes
inaccessible, and will reappear only after a factory reset. Check your entries
This wizard walks
you through a fresh configuration of the appliance.
Note: If you receive
#SESS_CORRUPTED error at any time during these
clear your browser cache, close your browser, and open it again.
To configure the
appliance by using the configuration wizard:
- On the Welcome page, click
Note: All pages
after the Get Started page have a heading that says, “Deployment Mode:
Inline/L2 Mode,” but this wizard is used for all deployment modes.
- Follow these steps to
configure a fully 7.3-compliant system:
- Acquire the following
release 7.3 software distributions from the release 7.3 downloads page on My
- Management service (as a
- NetScaler VM (as an .xva
- Accelerator VM (as an .xva
- Upgrade bundle (as a .upg)
- Navigate to the
from the Action list.
page, and then select
- Upload a release 7.3
Management Service image (distributed as a .tgz file).
- Navigate to the
page, and then upload a release 7.3 NetScaler
- Navigate to the
page, and then upload the accelerator XVA
- Navigate to the
Management Service link.
page, and then click the
- Select the management service image
that you recently uploaded and click
- When the lower left-hand
corner of the screen displays “Management Service Updated Successfully,” log
off and clear your browser cache. Log on after the management service restarts
(a few minutes).
- On the Welcome screen,
- For Management Access
Settings, specify values for the various fields according to the network
settings. The following screen shot displays sample values used in this
documentation. Enter values as follows:
- XenServer IP
Address—(Item M4 on your worksheet, or H4 if this is the second appliance
in an HA pair.) The management address of the built-in XenServer hypervisor.
This must be a valid address on the management network.
- Management Service IP
Address—(Item M5 on your worksheet, or H5 if this is the second appliance
in an HA pair). The address of the Management Service VM that you use to
perform most system management tasks. This must be a valid address on the
- Netmask—(Item M3 on
your worksheet). The subnet mask of the management network.
- Gateway— (Item M2 on
your worksheet). The default gateway for the management network.
Server—The IP address of the DNS server. This is a mandatory parameter.
Server—IP or FQDN address of your time server. This will be used by all the
virtual machines in the appliance. Note that if you use advanced CIFS or MAPI
acceleration, the system time of the appliance must be close to that of the
Windows domain server, so choose an NTP server that maintains a close
relationship to the time on your Windows domain server.
the NTP server is specified as an IP address, it is not used by the
- Time Zone—Select your
time zone from the pull-down menu.
Password—Select this check box and type in a new nsroot password, two
times, to change the password. This same password is used on the management
service and the NetScaler instance for account nsroot, and on the accelerator
for the admin account. If the password is not changed, it remains set to nsroot
Figure 1. Sample
Values for the Fields in Management Access Settings Page of the
- Check your settings and
- In the Manage Licenses
section, see if an appropriate license is already listed in the Name field. If
so, select it and skip to step 8.
the Update Licenses section.
- Navigate to the folder
that contains the license file and open the file.
License and upload the license file provided by Citrix. The license is
added to the appliance, as shown in the following figure.
Figure 2. Sample
License Added to the Appliance on the Manage License Files Page of the
You can also get
a license file from the Citrix.com website by clicking the
link and using your My Citrix credentials.
- Select the license in the
Name field and click
The CloudBridge Setup page appears. Fill in the fields as follows:
- Network Settings—This
section informs the accelerators of the management network.
- CloudBridge Accelerator IP
Address—Enter the value of M6 from your worksheet. This is the IP address
of the accelerator
- NetScaler IP
Address—Enter the value of M7 from your worksheet. This is the IP address
of the NetScaler GUI.
- Use System Netmask and
Gateway—Select this option if you want to use the network mask and gateway
IP addresses you had specified in the Platform Configuration page.
- Netmask—Enter the value
of M3 from your worksheet. This is the subnet mask (netmask) of the management
network (note that you have entered this already, on a previous page).
- Gateway—Enter the value
of M2 from your worksheet again.
- Signaling IP
Address—Enter the value of T4 from your worksheet. This is the external
signaling IP address of the accelerator, used by CloudBridge Plug-ins to
connect to the appliance.
- Signaling Netmask—Enter
the value of T2 from your worksheet. This is the subnet mask (netmask) of the
external traffic network.
- XVA Files—This section
allows you to specify previously uploaded XVA files (Xen virtual machines) for
the NetScaler and accelerator instances. Select the XVA images that you
uploaded as part of step 2.
Figure 3. CloudBridge Setup Page
The wizard starts provisioning the required instances, as shown in the
Figure 4. Provisioning Progress Indicator
- After the instances are
provisioned, add one of your local LAN subnets to the Link Configuration
section from list T7 in your worksheet, as shown in the following figure. This
subnet will be added as a local LAN subnet in the accelerator. If you have more
than one LAN subnet, you can add them to the LAN link definition in the
Accelerator GUI after the configuration wizard completes. Click Add to add the
Figure 5. Link
Configuration Is at the Bottom of This Page
- Log off, and then log back
on. If you see a "Version Incompatibility Detected" message, install the
upgrade bundle you downloaded in Step 2, using the procedure in
Managing the Appliance by
using the Management Service.
is complete. Next, perform deployment-mode-specific configuration (such as for