Category Archives: NetScaler

what is netscaler

Netscaler is an Application delivery controller which is used for Load balancing, Http compression, SSL Offloading(which is useful for web servers),content switching, application acceleration, application firewall and more. A NetScaler appliance is usually deployed in front of a server farm … Continue reading

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NetScaler Definitions

Service describes network specifics of an application hosted by server outside netscaler. This might be web or app server. Service consists of Name(name of the server hosting the application), protocol(application protocol ex, http, https, ftp), ip address(the ip address that … Continue reading

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NetScaler Editions

The NetScaler operating system is available in Standard, Enterprise, and Platinum editions. The Enterprise and Standard editions have limited features available. Feature licenses are required for all editions. Regardless of whatever edition you purchase, all editions have load balancing, ssl … Continue reading

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NetScaler Platforms

NetScaler is available in two platforms: Virtual: VPX (Virtual appliance, you can download from citrix.com. Available for xenserver, Hyper-V ESX and KVM) Low Cost Multiple instances Limited Performance Physical: MPX and SDX (Physical Device) MPX: Higher Cost Single instance Better … Continue reading

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Reset a Citrix Netscaler back to factory defaults

On older Netscaler appliances, the command to clear your Netscaler configuration and reset it to factory defaults used to be: clear config –c y But on newer devices, the command is: clear ns config level where level is one of … Continue reading

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How to Configure LDAP Authentication on NetScaler

LDAP authentication policy is created at a global level for the NetScaler, which all users use when authenticating. You can also create an LDAP authentication policy only for the users authenticating to the SSL VPN under the NetScaler Gateway node. … Continue reading

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Configuring SNMP on NetScaler SDX Appliances

You can configure a Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) agent on the NetScaler SDX appliance to generate asynchronous events, which are called traps. The traps are generated whenever there are abnormal conditions on the NetScaler SDX appliance. The traps are … Continue reading

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