Configure DNS virtual servers

To configure a DNS virtual server, you specify a name and IP address. Like the Citrix Gateway virtual server, you must assign an IP address to the DNS virtual server. However, this IP address must be on the internal side of the targeted network so that user devices resolve all internal addresses. Also, specify the DNS port.

Note: If you install a Citrix ADC load balancing license on the appliance, the Virtual Servers and Services node does not appear in the navigation pane. You can configure this feature by using the load balancing virtual server. For more information, see the Citrix ADC documentation in the Citrix Product Documentation.

To configure a DNS virtual server

  1. In the configuration utility, on the Configuration tab, in the navigation pane, expand Virtual Servers and Services and then click Virtual Servers.
  2. In the details pane, click Add.
  3. In Name, type a name for the virtual server.
  4. In IP Address, type the IP address of the DNS server.
  5. In Port, type the port on which the DNS server listens.
  6. In Protocol, select DNS and then click Create.

Finally, associate the DNS virtual server with Citrix Gateway through one of the following two methods, depending on the needs of your deployment:

  • Bind the server globally to Citrix Gateway.
  • Bind the DNS virtual server on a per-virtual server basis.

If you deploy the DNS virtual server globally, all users have access to it. Then, you can restrict users by binding the DNS virtual server to the virtual server.

Configure DNS virtual servers