Automate deployment and configurations of Citrix ADC

Citrix ADC provides multiple tools to automate your ADC deployments and configurations. This document provides a brief summary of various automation tools and references to various automation resources that you can use to manage ADC configurations.

The following illustration provides an overview of Citrix ADC automation in a hybrid multi cloud (HMC) environment.

Citrix ADC automation

Automate Citrix ADC using Citrix ADM

Citrix ADM acts as automation control point to your distributed ADC infrastructure. The Citrix ADM provides comprehensive set of automation capabilities from provisioning ADC appliances to upgrading it. The following are the key automation features of ADM:

Citrix ADM blogs and videos on automation

Citrix ADM also provides APIs for its various capabilities that integrate Citrix ADM and Citrix ADC as part of the overall IT automation. For more information, see Citrix ADM Service APIs.

Automate Citrix ADC using Terraform

Terraform is a tool that takes infrastructure as code approach to provision and manage cloud, infrastructure, or service. Citrix ADC terraform resources are available in GitHub for use. Refer GitHub for detailed documentation and usage.

Videos on Terraform for ADC automation

Automate Citrix ADC using Ansible

Ansible is an open-source software provisioning, configuration management, and application-deployment tool enabling infrastructure as code. Citrix ADC Ansible modules and sample playbooks can be found in GitHub for use. Refer GitHub for detailed documentation and usage.

Citrix is a certified Ansible Automation Partner. Users having Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform subscription can access Citrix ADC Collections from Red Hat Automation Hub.

Terraform and Ansible automation blogs

Public cloud templates for ADC deployments

Public cloud templates simplify provisioning of your deployments in public clouds. Different Citrix ADC templates are available for various environments. For usage details, refer to respective GitHub repositories.


Azure Resource Manager (ARM) Templates:

Google Cloud Deployment Manager (GDM) Templates:

Videos on Templates

AWS Quick Starts


The Citrix ADC NITRO protocol allows you to programmatically configure and monitor the Citrix ADC appliance by using Representational State Transfer (REST) interfaces. Therefore, NITRO applications can be developed in any programming language. For applications that must be developed in Java or .NET or Python, NITRO APIs are exposed through relevant libraries that are packaged as separate Software Development Kits (SDKs).

Automate deployment and configurations of Citrix ADC