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Citrix NetScaler 9.2/9.3 Basic Administration

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Introducing and deploying Citrix NetScaler
  • Introduction to the NetScaler system
  • Planning a NetScaler deployment
  • Deployment scenarios
  • NetScaler platform and product editions
  • Product features
  • Hardware platforms and components
  • NetScaler architecture overview
  • Initial NetScaler access
  • NetScaler-owned IP addresses
  • NetScaler modes
  • Network address translation
  • Virtual local area networks
  • Link Aggregation
  • Internet Control Message Protocol
  • Path MTU discovery
  • Dynamic routing support and route health injection
Configuring high availability
  • Introduction to high availability
  • High availability node configuration
  • Propagation and synchronization
  • High availability management
Securing the NetScaler system
  • NetScaler system communication
  • Access control lists
Configuring load balancing
  • Load-balancing process
  • Entity management
  • Load-balancing traffic types
  • Service monitoring
  • Load-balancing topology, methods, and additional options
  • Advanced load balancing methods
  • Link load balancing
  • Custom load
  • Load monitor process
  • Service and virtual server management
  • Load Balancing Visualizer
Configuring SSL offload
  • SSL and digital certificates
  • SSL concepts
  • SSL offload overview
  • Offload performance
  • SSL administration and deployment decisions
  • Deployment scenarios
  • Configuring SSL offload
  • Creating an SSL virtual server
  • Advanced SSL settings
Configuring Global Server Load Balancing
  • GSLB concepts
  • Metric exchange protocol
  • GSLB DNS methods
  • GSLB persistence
  • Configuring DNS virtual servers
  • GSLB configuration
  • Implementing traditional GSLB, proximity-based GSLB, and GSLB failover for disaster recovery
  • GSLB entity relationship
  • GSLB site communication example
Using AppExpert Classic to optimize traffic
  • Policy overview and basics
  • Hypertext Transfer Protocol
  • Expression structures
  • Content filtering
  • Introduction to compression
Using AppExpert for responder, rewrite, and URL transform
  • Understanding the packet processing flow
  • Actions
  • Understanding bind points
  • Using pattern sets
  • Typecasting
  • Rewrite, responder, and URL transformation overview
  • Identifying packet processing flow
  • Basic configurations: policies and actions
  • Configuring rewrite actions
  • Rewrite policies
  • Responder actions and policies
  • Configuring URL transformation
Using AppExpert for content switching
  • Introduction to content switching
  • Configuring content-switching virtual servers
  • Rule-based policy example
Using AppExpert Advanced to optimize traffic
  • Compression with advanced policy expressions
  • Integrated caching
  • Cache policies and cache expressions
  • Graceful cache configuration changes
  • Cache content groups and aging
  • Content group settings
  • FlashCache
  • Global cache attributes
  • Caching management
  • AppExpert templates
  • Policy-based routing
  • Simple Network Management Protocol
  • SNMPv3
  • Dashboard
  • Reporting and monitoring tools
  • Auditing and logging
  • Configuring an auditing server
  • Global auditing parameters
  • Configuring auditing policies
  • NetScaler log management
  • Replacing a high availability node
  • Upgrading as a standalone NetScaler system
  • Upgrading a high availability pair
  • Password recovery
  • Network traffic capture using NSTCPDUMP
  • TCPDUMP options and filter expressions
  • Network traffic capture using NSTRACE.SH
  • NSTRACE options and filter expressions


Before taking this course, Citrix recommends that learners have the following knowledge:
  • Intermediate knowledge of TCP/IP and HTTP protocols and an understanding of the OSI model
  • Experience with network devices, networking protocols and aspects of application and site architecture
  • Moderate exposure to UNIX or Linux
  • Exposure to basic systems administration concepts, including logging, software upgrade procedures and high availability operations
  • Familiarity with web server software
  • Knowledge of network security threats and site protection concepts


This course is intended for system administrators or network operations personnel who configure and administer Citrix NetScaler products.

$5000.00 List Price

5 Days Course

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