Implementing NetScaler VPX™

Implementing NetScaler VPX™
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Sample Chapters
  • Learn how to design, set up, and deploy Netscaler VPX in a virtual environment to make all your Web applications faster and secure
  • Harness the power and efficiencies of off-the-shelf hardware and their virtualized, dynamic datacenters
  • Step-by-step instructions showing you how to implement different features using sample scenarios and real-world examples

Book Details

Language : English
Paperback : 136 pages [ 235mm x 191mm ]
Release Date : April 2014
ISBN : 178217267X
ISBN 13 : 9781782172673
Author(s) : Marius Sandbu
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Application Development, Enterprise Products and Platforms, Web Development, Enterprise

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: NetScaler VPX™ 10.1 Basics and Setup
Chapter 2: NetScaler GatewayTM
Chapter 3: Load Balancing
Chapter 4: Compression and Caching
Chapter 5: High Availability and Traffic Analysis
  • Chapter 1: NetScaler VPX™ 10.1 Basics and Setup
    • Getting started with NetScaler®
      • MPX
      • SDX
      • VPX
    • Licensing
    • Setup scenarios
    • Creating our first setup
      • Dashboard
      • Reporting
      • Configuration
    • NetScaler® modes and features
    • NetScaler® networking
      • NSIP
      • MIP
      • SNIP
    • Summary
  • Chapter 2: NetScaler GatewayTM
    • A brief history
    • Understanding the features
    • Deploying ICA Proxy
      • StoreFront integration
    • Deploying VPN
    • Deploying clientless access
    • Binding the features together
    • Tuning
      • Redirection
      • Profiles
    • Testing
    • Summary
  • Chapter 3: Load Balancing
    • Load balancing a generic web application
      • Assigning weights to a service
      • Redirect URL
      • Backup vServer and failover
    • Load balancing StoreFront
    • Load balancing Web Interface
    • Load balancing XML Broker
    • Load balancing Desktop Delivery Controller
    • Load balancing TFTP for provisioning servers
    • Load balancing SharePoint 2013
    • Load balancing Exchange 2013
      • IMAP
    • Load balancing MSSQL
    • Summary
  • Chapter 4: Compression and Caching
    • Compression
      • Implementing compression policies
      • Defining global compression settings
      • Creating custom compression policies
      • Testing our compression policies
    • Caching
      • Enabling caching
      • Creating a content group
      • Creating a caching policy
      • Fine-tuning caching
    • Summary
  • Chapter 5: High Availability and Traffic Analysis
    • Setting up high availability
      • Differences between clustering, HA, and GSLB
    • Using AppFlow® to monitor traffic with NetScaler Insight Center™
    • Traffic analysis with NetScaler® tools and Wireshark
      • Analyzing encrypted content with Wireshark
    • Maintaining security using NetScaler AppFirewall™
    • Summary

Marius Sandbu

Marius Sandbu is a Consultant, Advisor, and Trainer working at the Value Added Distributor (VAD) Commaxx in Norway. He has worked with Microsoft technology for over nine years and has been awarded an MVP title from Microsoft because of his great dedication to the Microsoft community. He is also a board member of the local Microsoft technology user group and has spoken at many public events at both Microsoft and other events. He has always had a high interest in technology. Over the past few years, he has taken over 30 certifications in different areas of technology, and also had a role within Microsoft as an Infrastructure Ranger. He is also a certified Microsoft trainer and has held different courses on System Center and Windows Server. As an experiment to improve his learning skills, he started blogging in 2012 and now has over 2,000 visitors to date. He also contributes to Born To Learn, which is a Microsoft community website for training and certification.

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What you will learn from this book

  • Configure different VPN solutions and set up an ICA Proxy
  • Set up load balancing for SharePoint, Exchange, and SQL
  • Gain more insight into traffic management with NetScaler® and Wireshark
  • Generate and get historical data with NetScaler Insight Center™
  • Design and set up NetScaler VPX™
  • Protect your web services with an application firewall
  • Enhance the speed of your web services using caching and compression
  • Deploy a high availability environment

In Detail

With a larger demand for responsive websites and availability of services, the IT domain is faced with an ever-rising need for services that are optimized for speed. NetScaler VPX™ is a software-based virtual appliance providing users with the comprehensive NetScaler® feature set. Implementing apps and cloud-based services is much easier with its increased service performance, and integrated security.

Starting off with the basics, this book will give you an insight on all the features NetScaler VPX™ has to offer. You will learn how to set it up and configure it in a virtual environment and will also discover how to integrate it with an existing Citrix® infrastructure. Next, you will venture into other topics such as load balancing Microsoft and Citrix® solutions, configuring different forms of high availability Global Server Load Balancing (GSLB), and will learn how to troubleshoot and analyze data using its extensive array of features. Finally, you will learn how to protect web services using an application firewall.


An easy-to-follow guide with detailed step-by step-instructions on how to implement the different key components in NetScaler, with real-world examples and sample scenarios.

Who this book is for

If you are a Citrix® or network administrator who needs to implement NetScaler® in your virtual environment to gain an insight on its functionality, this book is ideal for you. A basic understanding of networking and familiarity with some of the different Citrix® products such as XenApp® or XenDesktop® is a prerequisite.

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