CNS-208 Citrix NetScaler 10.5 Essentials for ACE Migration

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Overview

The objective of this course is to provide the foundational concepts and advanced skills necessary to migrate from a Cisco ACE ADC to NetScaler, and to implement, configure, secure, monitor, optimize, and troubleshoot a NetScaler system.

Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, learners are able to:
  • Identify the capabilities and functionality of the NetScaler
  • Explain basic NetScaler network architecture
  • Obtain, install, and manage NetScaler licenses
  • Explain how SSL is used to secure the NetScaler
  • Implement NetScaler TriScale Technology, including Clustering
  • Configure advanced load balancing and GSLB on the NetScaler system
  • Optimize the NetScaler system for traffic handling and management.
  • Customize the NetScaler system for traffic flow and content-specific requirements
  • Demonstrate monitoring and reporting through native NetScaler logging tools
  • Employ recommended tools and techniques to troubleshoot common NetScaler network and connectivity issues
  • 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.
  • Compare and understand the similarities and differences between the features of ACE and NetScaler- Identify the key steps in migrating from an ACE appliance to a NetScaler system

Audience

This course is recommended for learners* who are:- New to the NetScaler platform- Migrating or considering migration from Cisco ACE appliances- Currently networking professionals

Syllabus

NetScaler System Communication

  • Access Control Lists
  • Access Control List Configuration
  • Detailed Access Control List Configuration
  • Users, Groups, and Command Policies
  • External Authentication for System Users
  • Authentication, Authorization, and Auditing (AAA) Issues
  • Authentication Troubleshooting

Basic Load Balancing

  • Load Balancing Basics
  • Entity Management
  • Server Creation
  • Services Configuration Overview
  • Virtual Server Creation
  • Binding Virtual Servers to Services or a Service Group
  • Traffic Types
  • Service Monitoring
  • Persistence and Persistence Connections
  • Load-Balancing Configuration Protection
  • Advanced Services Options
  • Maintaining of Client Connection for Multiple Client Requests
  • Specified Source IP Addresses for Back-end Communication Using Network Profiles
  • Disabling Services
  • Graceful Shutdown of Services
  • Removing Services
  • Configuration Verification
  • The Load-Balancing Visualizer
  • Configuring Load Balancing for DataStream
  • Link Load Balancing
  • Configuration of Sessionless Load-Balancing Virtual Servers
  • Load-Balancing Issues
  • Use of Telnet or Monitors to Check Ports

SSL Offload

  • SSL
  • SSL Session Process
  • Feature and Benefits
  • Offload Performance
  • Digital Certificates
  • SSL Administration
  • SSL Offload Overview
  • Deployment Scenarios
  • Citrix Recommendations for SSL
  • SSL Renegotiation Attack
  • SSL Troubleshooting
  • Intermediate Certificate Not Linked

Global Server Load Balancing

  • GSLB Deployment Methods
  • GSLB Concepts
  • GSLB Entities
  • GSLB DNS Methods
  • Metric Exchange Protocol
  • Implementing GSLB
  • Viewing and Configuring GSLB with the Visualizer
  • Configuring Site-to-Site Communication
  • RPC Node Password
  • Encryption of Site Metrics Exchange
  • Source IP Address for an RPC Node
  • GSLB Site Communication Example
  • Customizing the GSLB Configuration
  • Changing the GSLB Method
  • GSLB Persistence
  • Using Dynamic Weights for Services
  • Monitoring GSLB Services
  • Binding Monitors to a GSLB Service
  • Monitoring GSLB Sites
  • Protecting the GSLB Setup Against Failure
  • Responding with an Empty Address Record When DOWN
  • Backup IP Address Configuration for a GSLB Domain
  • Implementing GSLB Failover for Disaster Recovery

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 Transformation

Rewrite, Responder, and URL Transform

  • Configuring Rewrite Policies and Actions
  • Responder Actions
  • Respondwith
  • 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
  • Understanding 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
  • Con

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