How to upgrade Citrix ADC firmware through CLI

Today, I am going to show you how to upgrade Citrix ADC through CLI.

1.Use PuTTy to set up a SSH connection to your appliance.

2.Type “shell” to go into the shell mode.

3.Create a folder with the following command: “mkdir /var/nsinstall/<foldername>”

4.Browse to that folder with the following command: “cd /var/nsinstall/<foldername>”

5.Use WINSCP, browse to that folder and upload the firmware update in that folder.

6.Extract the firmware update with the following command: “tar –xvzf <filename>”

7.Start the upgrade process with the following command: “./installns”

When it’s finished press “Y” to reboot the appliance and you’re done.

Hope you enjoy this post.

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Author: Cary Sun

Cary Sun is a Principal Consultant, He has a strong background specializing in datacenter and deployment solutions, and has spent over 20 years in the planning, design, and implementation of network technologies and Management and system integration.He hold CISCO CERTIFIED INTERNETWORK EXPERT (CCIE No.4531) from 1999.Cary is also a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) and Cisco Champion, He is a published author with serveral titles, include blogs on, author for many books. Specialties: CCIE /CCNA / MCSE / MCITP / MCTS / MCSA / Solution Expert / CCA

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