NetScaler SDX

Provisioning Third-Party Virtual Machines

The SDX appliance supports provisioning of the following third-party virtual machines (instances):

  • InterScan Web Security
  • Websense Protector
  • BlueCat DNS/DHCP Server
  • CA Access Gateway
  • PaloAlto VM-Series

SECUREMATRIX GSB provides a highly secure password system that eliminates the need to carry any token devices. Websense Protector provides monitoring and blocking capabilities, preventing data loss and leaks of sensitive information. BlueCat DNS/DHCP Server delivers DNS and DHCP for your network. PaloAlto VM-Series on NetScaler SDX enables consolidation of advanced security and ADC capabilities on a single platform, for secure, reliable access to applications by businesses, business units, and service-provider customers. The combination of VM-Series on NetScaler SDX also provides a complete, validated, security and ADC solution for Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops deployments.

You can provision, monitor, manage, and troubleshoot an instance from the Management Service. All the above third-party instances use the SDXTools daemon to communicate with the Management Service. The daemon is pre-installed on the provisioned instance. You can upgrade the daemon when new versions become available.

When you configure third-party virtual machines, then SR-IOV interfaces (1/x and 10/x) that are part of a channel do not appear in the list of interfaces because channels are not supported on third-party virtual machines.


The total number of instances that you can provision on an SDX appliance depends on the license installed on the appliance.


You must upgrade your Citrix Hypervisor version to version 6.1.0 before you install any third-party instance.

Provisioning Third-Party Virtual Machines