Deploy a Citrix ADC VPX instance on AWS Outposts

AWS Outposts is a pool of AWS compute and storage capacity deployed at your site. Outposts provides AWS infrastructure and services in your on-premises location. AWS operates, monitors, and manages this capacity as part of an AWS Region. You can use the same Citrix ADC VPX instances, AWS APIs, tools, and infrastructure across on-premises and the AWS cloud for a consistent hybrid experience.

You can create subnets on your Outposts and specify them when you create AWS resources such as EC2 instances, EBS volumes, ECS clusters, and RDS instances. Instances in the Outposts subnets communicate with other instances in the AWS Region using private IP addresses, all within the same Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC).

For more information, see the AWS Outposts user guide.

How AWS Outposts works

AWS Outposts is designed to operate with a constant and consistent connection between your Outposts and an AWS Region. To achieve this connection to the Region, and to the local workloads in your on-premises environment, you must connect your Outpost to your on-premises network. Your on-premises network must provide WAN access back to the Region and to the internet. The internet must also provide LAN or WAN access to the local network where your on-premises workloads or applications reside.


  • You must install an AWS Outposts at your site.
  • The AWS Outposts’ compute and storage capacity must be available for use.

For more information on how to place an order for AWS Outposts, see the following AWS documentation:

Deploy a Citrix ADC VPX instance on AWS Outposts by using the AWS web console

The following figure depicts a simple deployment of Citrix ADC VPX instances on the Outposts. The Citrix ADC AMI present in the AWS Marketplace is also deployed in the Outposts.


Log in to the AWS web console and complete the following steps to deploy ADC VPX EC2 instances on your AWS Outposts.

  1. Create a key pair.
  2. Create a Virtual Private Cloud (VPC).
  3. Add more subnets.
  4. Create security groups and security rules.
  5. Add route tables.
  6. Create an internet gateway.
  7. Create an ADC VPX instance by using the AWS EC2 service. From the AWS dashboard, navigate to Compute > EC2 > Launch Instance > AWS Marketplace.
  8. Create and attach more network interfaces.
  9. Attach elastic IPs to the management NIC.
  10. Connect to the VPX instance.

For detailed instructions on each of the steps, see Deploy a Citrix ADC VPX instance on AWS by using the AWS web console.

For high availability within same availability zone deployment, see Deploy a high availability pair on AWS.

Deploy a Citrix ADC VPX instance on AWS Outposts