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Citrix NetScaler Install, Configure And Manage

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Citrix NetScaler Install, Configure and Manage Overview

The Knowledge Academy's 5-day Citrix NetScaler Install, Configure and Manage Overview course focuses on foundational skills for implementing and using Citrix NetScaler, with particular focus on managing network traffic effectively. During the course you will learn about NetScaler capabilities including high availability and security and performance, as well as explore SSL offload, load balancing and monitoring.

Citrix NetScaler Essentials and Traffic Management Outline

 

Getting Started

  • Introduction to the NetScaler System

  • TriScale

  • NetScaler Use Cases

  • NetScaler Functionality

  • NetScaler Overview

  • Product Features

  • NetScaler Operating System Overview

  • nCore Configuration Architecture

  • NetScaler File system

  • Deployment Scenarios

  • Logging in to the NetScaler System

  • NetScaler Licenses

 

Basic Networking

  • OSI Networking Model

  • NetScaler Architecture Overview

  • NetScaler-Owned IP Addresses

  • Network Topology

  • NetScaler Network Interfaces

  • Virtual Local Area Networks (VLANs)

  • IP Routing

  • Determining the Source IP Address

  • Packet Forwarding

  • Use Source IP Mode

  • Client-IP HTTP Header Insertion

  • Path MTU Discovery

  • Link Aggregation

  • Access Control Lists

  • Network Address Translation (NAT)

 

NetScaler Platforms

  • Architecture and General Concepts

  • Hardware Platforms

  • Hardware Components

  • MPX Overview

  • VPX Overview

  • CPX Overview

  • SDX Overview

  • Identify the unique capabilities and functionality of the NetScaler SDX platform

  • Identify the networking characteristics of the NetScaler SDX platform

  • Explain the process of provisioning and administration of NetScaler VPX instances on a NetScaler SDX appliance

 

High Availability

  • High Availability Functionality

  • High Availability Node Configuration

  • Propagation and Synchronization

  • Failover, Route Monitors, Fail Safe

  • Propagation, Synchronization

  • High Availability Management

  • Performing an Upgrade

  • Troubleshooting

  • Upgrading HA pair

 

Load Balancing

  • Local Load Balancing concepts

  • Naming conventions

  • Persistence

  • Service Types

  • LB Methods

  • Disabling Entities

  • Diagnostics/Troubleshooting

  • L4 vs L7 for TCP services

  • UDP ping vs L7

  • Monitor attributes

  • Built in L7 monitors

  • Monitors from Scripts

  • EAV Monitors

  • ECV Monitors

  • DataStream

 

SSL Offload

  • SSL and TLS

  • SSL Session Process

  • SSL Administration

  • SSL Offload Overview

  • SSL Attacks Overview

  • SSL Troubleshooting

  • Cipher Suites

  • Certificate Management

  • Feature and Benefits

  • Offload Performance

  • Deployment Scenarios

  • Citrix Recommendations for SSL

 

Securing the NetScaler

  • NetScaler Communication Ports

  • Overview of AAA

  • Authentication on the NetScaler

  • NetScaler Users

  • Command Policies

  • Admin Partitions

 

Monitoring, Management, and Troubleshooting

  • Monitoring Needs

  • NetScaler Log Management

  • Simple Network Management Protocol

  • AppFlow on the NetScaler System

  • NetScaler Insight Overview

  • NetScaler Command Center Overview

  • Network Traffic Capture using NSTRACE

  • Troubleshooting with Filter Expressions

  • Decoding SSL Traffic with Wireshark

  • Display NetScaler System Information

  • NetScaler Command Line Tools

 

AppExpert Classic Policy Engine

  • Policies Overview

  • Expression Structures

  • Content Filtering

  • Content Filtering Actions

  • Content Filtering Rules

 

AppExpert Default Policy Engine

  • Understanding Packet-Processing Flow

  • Understanding Policies

  • Policy Process Evaluation Flow

  • Identifying Default Policy Expressions

  • Actions

  • Understanding Bind Points

  • Understanding Policy Labels

  • Pattern Sets

  • Typecasting

 

Rewrite, Responder, and URL Transform

  • Configuring Rewrite Policies and Actions

  • Responder Actions

  • Respond with

  • Responder Action for Timeouts

  • Responder Policies

  • Responder HTML Page Imports

  • Binding Policies

  • URL Transformation

  • URL Transformation Actions

  • Binding of URL Transformations

 

Content Switching

  • Introduction to Content Switching

  • Content Switching Based on Network Characteristics

  • Content-Switching Virtual Servers and Load-Balancing Virtual Servers

  • Configuring Content-Switching Virtual Servers

  • Configure a Load-Balancing Setup for Content Switching

  • Content-Switching Policies

  • Content-Switching Rule Precedence With Priority Specified

 

Global Server Load Balancing

  • DNS overview and records

  • GSLB Deployment Methods

  • GSLB Concepts

  • GSLB Entities

  • GSLB DNS Methods

  • Metric Exchange Protocol

  • Viewing and Configuring GSLB with the Visualizer

  • GSLB Persistence

 

Optimizing Traffic

  • Introduction to Compression

  • Frontend Optimization

  • Surge Queue

  • TCP Optimization

  • HTTP Optimization

 

Clustering (Optional)

  • How Clustering Works

  • Cluster Synchronization

  • Cluster Communication Interfaces

  • Striped and Spotted IP Addresses

  • Traffic Distribution

  • Cluster and Node States

  • NetScaler Cluster Set up

  • Dynamic Configuration for a Cluster Link Aggregation Group

  • NetScaler Cluster Management

  • NetScaler Cluster Troubleshooting

Who should attend?

 

The course is aimed at those interested in learning the fundamentals of Citrix NetScaler for application delivery. This includes administrators, engineers and architects who have little NetScaler experience and are interested in learning more.

 

Prerequisites

 

There are no formal prerequisites required for this course. It is recommended that you have basic knowledge of NetScaler before attending this course.

There are no formal prerequisites required for this course. It is recommended that you have basic knowledge of NetScaler before attending this course.
No, no exam is required to complete the course or receive a certificate.
Your instructor will be an expert in Citrix technologies, with extensive NetScaler experience.
The course will begin at 9am and finish at 5pm each day.

This Citrix NetScaler Install, Configure and Manage training course includes:

  • The Knowledge Academy's Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop Install, Configure and Manage Manual
  • Completion Certificate
  • Experienced Instructor 
  • Refreshments 

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