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Implementing NetScaler VPX™

Marius Sandbu

Leverage the features of NetScaler VPX™ to optimize and deploy responsive web services and applications on multiple virtualization platforms.
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Book Details

ISBN 139781782172673
Paperback136 pages

About This Book

  • 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

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.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: NetScaler VPX™ 10.1 Basics and Setup
Getting started with NetScaler
Setup scenarios
Creating our first setup
NetScaler modes and features
NetScaler networking
Chapter 2: NetScaler Gateway™
A brief history
Understanding the features
Deploying ICA Proxy
Deploying VPN
Deploying clientless access
Binding the features together
Chapter 3: Load Balancing
Load balancing a generic web application
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
Load balancing MSSQL
Chapter 4: Compression and Caching
Chapter 5: High Availability and Traffic Analysis
Setting up high availability
Using AppFlow to monitor traffic with NetScaler Insight Center™
Traffic analysis with NetScaler tools and Wireshark
Maintaining security using NetScaler AppFirewall™

What You Will Learn

  • 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.


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