Synergy 2018, Citrix announced that the change all products name. This is not first time we have heard that. It has taken over 6 months to change all documentation and installation ISO. If you plan to upgrade some of your Citrix product you need to know the new names.
For those of you that has not heard about the change, I have created a list of the most common used products:
Citrix Virtual Apps
Citrix Virtual Desktops
Citrix Workspace App
Citrix Endpoint Management
Citrix Unified Gateway
Its two name change I want to highlight, XenServer and NetScaler. WHY? XenServer is now Citrix Hypervisor and NetScaler is Citrix ADC.
First, Citrix Hypervisor, isn’t this a bit to obelus? Boeing does not call the newest flight model for Boeing Airplane. XenServer is well known name and have good reputation.
Citrix. ADC. I understand. Less, NetScaler is something EVERYONE associate with something good and a product that work well. The Name has been with Citrix since 2005 when Citrix bought NetScaler. NetScaler has been the begin of Citrix Network product and has over all this year been one of the most known Gateway, Load balancing and ADC in the marked. I hope the name will get a comeback in the next 1-2 year as XenApp did 🙂
Under I try to explain the flow of user registration. It require that you have done all setup steps from Citrix Docs. Go to you login page https://portal.citrixblog.no or something like that. Normal logon form with username and password is shown.
Depend if user has registered personal information earlier or not, it will popup for new user only. If old user want to change or check the information, they can use https://portal.citrixblog.no/register
Both URL will open this form:
Password reset flow
This chapter will cover a Password reset workflow. User go to the portal and try to logon. If they has forgotten the password, user can Click Forgot Password.
After last updates to MAS, system license assignment has changed. In first release of MAS, the limit will hit when you add number 30 LB/CS/VPN etc.
NetScaler Management and Analytics System (NetScaler MAS) requires a verified NetScaler MAS license to manage and monitor the Citrix NetScaler instances.
You can manage and monitor any number of instances and entities without a license. However, you can only manage 30 discovered applications on the App Dashboard and view analytics data for only 30 virtual servers without applying a license. To manage more than 30 discovered applications or to view analytics for more than 30 virtual servers, you must purchase and apply licenses.
Now the MAS automatic select LB/CS/VPN and use all 30 slots after the Netscaler is added. If you have Netscalers with any LBs and only want to monitor few you need to change this setting:
After this setting is changed, you can then manual select witch LB/CS/VPN you want to add:
Has earlier created a video that show upgrade of Netscaler from 11.0 to 11.1. This guide is same for all type of Netscaler instance. (SDX instance, MPX or VPX)
Recommended step when you have a HA-pair:
Take backup of NS config
Start with passive node and upgrade
After reboot, check that passive node works as expected
Do a controlled failover and test ALL function
When test is good, upgrade last instance
Do failover again to test both instance
Upgrade is finish
If you need to do this manual and not truth GUI:
Run the following command to change to the default installation directory: cd /var/nsinstall
Run the following command to create a temporary subdirectory of the nsinstall directory: mkdir x.xnsinstall Note: The text x.x is used to name the NetScaler version for future configurations. For example, the directory for the installation files of NetScaler 11.1 will be called 11.1nsinstall.
Change to the x.xnsinstall directory: cd /var/x.xnsinstall
Download the required installation package, such as “ns-x.0-xx.x-doc.tgz”, to the temporary directory created in Step 2
Before you run the install script, the files must be extracted and placed on the appliance. Use the following command to uncompressing the bundle downloaded from Citrix website. tar -zxvf build-xx.x-xx.xx_nc.tgz
Run the following command to install the downloaded software: ./installns Note: If the appliance does not have sufficient disk space to install the new kernel files, the installation process performs an automatic clean-up of the flash drive.
After the installation process is complete, the process prompts to restart the appliance. Press y to restart the appliance.