NetScaler SDX

Consolidation with dedicated interfaces for each instance

In the following example, the instances are part of multiple networks. Interface 0/1 is assigned to the Management Service, which is part of the internal 10.1.1.x network. Citrix ADC instances 2 and 3 are part of the 10.1.200.x network (VLAN 100). Citrix ADC instances 4 and 5 are part of the 10.1.3.x network (VLAN 200).

Optionally, you can configure an NSVLAN on all the instances.

The following figure illustrates the preceding use case.

Figure 1. Network topology of an SDX appliance with Citrix ADC instances in multiple networks


The SDX appliance is connected to a switch. Make sure that VLAN IDs 100 and 200 are configured on the switch port to which port 1/1 on the appliance is connected.

The following table lists the names and values of the parameters used for provisioning Citrix ADC instances 5 and 3 in this example.

Parameter Name Values for Instance 5 Values for Instance 3
Name vpx5 vpx3
IP Address
XVA File NS-VPX-XEN-10.0-51.308.a_nc.xva NS-VPX-XEN-10.0-51.308.a_nc.xva
Feature License Platinum Platinum
Admin Profile ns_nsroot_profile ns_nsroot_profile
User Name vpx5 vpx3
Password Sdx1 root
Confirm Password Sdx1 root
Shell/Sftp/Scp Access True True
Total Memory (MB) 2048 2048
#SSL Chips 1 1
Throughput (Mbps) 1000 1000
Packets per second 1000000 1000000
CPU Shared Shared
Interface 1/1 and 10/4 1/1 and 1/5
NSVLAN 200 100
Add (interface) 1/1 1/1
Tagged Interface Select Tagged Select Tagged

To provision Citrix ADC instances 5 and 3 as shown in this example

  1. On the Configuration tab, in the navigation pane, expand Citrix ADC Configuration, and then click Instances.
  2. In the Citrix ADC instances pane, click Add.
  3. In the Provision Citrix ADC Wizard follow the instructions in the wizard to set the parameters to the values shown in the preceding table.
  4. Click Create, and then click Close. The Citrix ADC instance you provisioned appears in the Citrix ADC instances pane.
Consolidation with dedicated interfaces for each instance