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The objective of this course is to provide the foundational concepts and teach the skills
necessary to deploy, secure and manage a Citrix NetScaler system with NetScaler Gateway
in a desktop virtualization environment.

This course is designed for Network Administrators/Engineers, Citrix Administrators, Operations Engineers, Systems Administrators/Engineers and Cloud Administrators/Engineers who are new to NetScaler Gateway.

In this course, students can expect to learn how to:
•Identify the functionality and capabilities of the NetScaler
•Explain basic NetScaler network architecture
•Obtain, install, and manage NetScaler licenses
•Explain how SSL is used to secure the NetScaler
•Customize the NetScaler system for traffic flow and content-specific requirements
•Implement NetScaler TriScale technology, including clustering
•Identify the functionality and characteristics of the NetScaler SDX platform
•Configure Authentication and Authorization
•Create Access Policies
•Define End User Access and Experience
•Integrate NetScaler Gateway with XenApp and XenDesktop
•Integrate NetScaler Gateway with other resources (Unified Gateway)
•Monitor and Manage the NetScaler environment
•Employ recommended tools and techniques to troubleshoot common NetScaler network and connectivity issues


Getting Started

  • Introduction to the NetScaler System
    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
    Upgrading HA pair

Load Balancing

  • Local Load Balancing concepts
    Naming conventions
    Service Types
    LB Methods
    Disabling Entities
    L4 vs L7 for TCP services
    UDP ping vs L7
    Monitor attributes
    Built in L7 monitors
    Monitors from Scripts
    EAV Monitors
    ECV Monitors

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

Authentication and Authorization

  • System and AAA Users Groups
    External Authentication
    Authentication Actions and Policies
    Authentication Configuration
    Supported Authentication Types

Access Policies

  • Endpoint Analysis
    Policy, Profiles, and Expressions
    Pre-Authentication Policies and Profiles
    Post-Authentication Policies
    Endpoint Analysis Troubleshooting

End-User Access and Experience

  • Connection Methods
    Endpoint Session Policies Settings
    Timeout Settings
    RDP Proxy
    Clientless Access
    VLAN Options

Gateway Services Load Balancing

  • SSL Offload Overview
    Traffic Types
    Ldap, HDX, StoreFront Load Balancing
    Extended Content Verification (ECV) Monitoring

Integrating NetScaler with XenApp and XenDesktop

  • Required Firewall Rules
    Web Interface or StoreFront Integration with NetScaler Gateway
    WebFront Overview and Configuration
    Session Policies

Unified Gateway

  • NetScaler Unified Gateway Overview
    NetScaler Unified Gateway Reference Architecture Review
    Unified Gateway Key Features
    Unified Gateway Topologies
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