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NetScaler 10 Essentials and Networking

Course Overview


In this NetScaler 10 Essentials and Networking Training course, you will learn the foundational concepts and advanced skills necessary to implement, configure, secure, monitor, optimize, and troubleshoot a Citrix Netscaler system from within a networking framework. The NetScaler 10 Essentials and Networking course is designed specifically for those with limited or no previous NetScaler experience.

Course Content


Getting Started   

  • NetScaler
  • NetScaler System
  • NetScaler Functionality
  • NetScaler Operating System
  • Hardware Platforms
  • Hardware Components
  • Planning a NetScaler Deployment
  • Deployment Scenarios
  • TriScale
  • NetScaler Configuration
  • Logging into the NetScaler System
  • NetScaler Licenses

Basic Networking   

  • OSI Networking Model
  • NetScaler Architecture
  • Packet Forwarding
  • NetScaler-Owned IP Addresses
  • NetScaler IP Address
  • Sending a Client IP Address to Servers
  • Virtual Local Area Networks (VLAN)
  • Network Address Translation

Basic Load Balancing   

  • Load Balancing Basics
  • Configuring Basic Load Balancing
  • Services Configuration
  • Virtual Servers Creation
  • Services Bound to a Virtual Server
  • Configuration Verification
  • Load-Balancing Methods
  • Service Weights
  • Session Persistence Methods
  • Service Level Monitors

High Availability   

  • Functionality
  • Node Configuration
  • Propagation and Synchronization
  • Management

Policies and Expressions   

  • Policies
  • Policy Basics
  • Basic Policy Components
  • Policy Bindings
  • Policy Priorities
  • Hypertext Transfer Protocol
  • Expression Structures
  • Wildcards
  • Context-Sensitive Fields
  • Simple Expressions
  • Compound Expressions
  • Advanced Policy Conversion

Content Switching   

  • Configuring a Load Balancing Setup for Content Switching
  • Content-Switching Policies
  • Content-Switching Rule Precedence Without Priority Specified
  • Content-Switching Rule Precedence With Priority Specified

Connection Tuning   

  • IPv6
  • DNS and the NetScaler
  • IP Routing
  • Link Load Balancing
  • SIP Load Balancing
  • Custom Load
  • Persistence and Persistence Connections
  • Load Balancing Configuration Protection
  • Load Balancing Setup Management
  • Traffic Management

Global Server Load Balancing (GSLB)   

  • Deployment Methods
  • Concepts
  • DNS Methods
  • Implementing Static GSLB
  • Metric Exchange Protocol
  • Configuring Site-to-Site Communication
  • Customizing the GSLB Configuration
  • GSLB Persistence
  • Monitoring GSLB Services
  • Protecting the GSLB Setup Against Failure
  • Implementing GSLB Failover for Disaster Recovery

Clustering   

  • Features Supported by Clustering
  • Clustering
  • Cluster
    • Synchronization
    • Connections
    • Communication Interfaces
  • Striped and Spotted IP Addresses
  • Traffic Distribution
  • Cluster and Node States
  • NetScaler Cluster
    • Set up
    • Traffic Distribution Mechanisms
    • Management
    • Troubleshooting

Security and Authentication   

  • SSL
  • SSL Administration
  • SSL Keys
  • Digital Certificates
  • Certificate Signing Request
  • SSL Certificates
  • Certificate Generation
  • Certificate Key Pairs
  • NetScaler System Communication
  • Front-End SSL
  • Front-End SSL_TCP
  • Securing Traffic
  • SSL_Bride
  • SSL Termination Points
  • SSL Offload
  • Configuring SSL Offload
  • Advanced SSL Settings
  • Hardware Compliance
  • Authentication Setup
  • AAA for Traffic Management
  • SAML 2.0 Consumer Support
  • Enhanced NTLMv2 Support
  • Authentication Policy Creation
  • Single Sign-On Setup
  • LDAP Authentication
  • Detailed Access Control Lists Configuration
  • Extended Access Control Lists
  • Creation and Removal of Access Control Lists
  • SYN, SSL Renegotiation, TLS Man-in-the-Middle, and DoS Protection
  • Client Traffic Management Based on Traffic Rate

Rewrite, Responder, and URL Transformation   

  • Packet Processing Flow
  • Policies
  • Policy Process Evaluation Flow
  • Advanced Policy Expressions
  • Actions
  • Bind Points
  • Policy Labels
  • Pattern Sets
  • Typecasting
  • Rewrite, Responder, and URL Transform
  • Configuring Rewrite Policies and Actions
  • Configuring Responder Policies and Actions
  • Configuring URL Transformation Policies and Actions

Optimizing Traffic   

  • Compression
  • Integrated Caching
  • Reverse-Proxy-Cache Configuration
  • Content Groups
  • Cache Selectors and Policies
  • Caching Static and Dynamic Content
  • Request and Response Process Flow
  • Cache Policies and Cache Expressions
  • Action Analytics
  • Evaluation Order
  • Built-In Policies
  • Graceful Cache Configuration Changes
  • Cache Content Groups
  • FlashCache
  • Caching Management
  • AppExpert Templates
  • Terminology
  • Methodology

Advanced Monitoring   

  • Monitoring Needs
  • Simple Network Management Protocol
  • Dashboard
  • Citrix Command Center
  • Reporting Tools
  • NetScaler Log Management
  • Audit Logging
  • Configuring NetScaler for Audit Logging
  • Configuring an Audit Logging Server
  • Global Auditing Parameters
  • Configuring Auditing Policies
  • Monitoring Methods
  • Reporting Tools
  • Monitoring Needs
  • Simple Network Management Protocol
  • Configuring SMNPv1 and SMNPv2
  • AppFlow on the NetScaler
  • AppFlow Collectors and EdgeSight Monitoring
  • AppFlow Actions and EdgeSight Monitoring
  • Third-Party Collectors

Troubleshooting   

  • Methodology
  • Resources
  • Tools
  • Network Issues
  • Hardware Issues
  • Load Balancing Issues
  • Authentication, Authorization, and Access (AAA) Issues
  • SSL Troubleshooting
  • SSL Offload Troubleshooting
  • Policy Troubleshooting
  • High Availability Troubleshooting

Customer Reviews


Thanks to Xpertised and the tutor who walked me through all the topics with Practical exposure which is helping me in my current project.
-Waseem

Course was quite helpful in terms of understanding of concepts and practicality. Its really a very friendly environment to learn. The timing were mutually chosen, as we both are working professional. I am quite satisfied with the course.
-Tanmoy

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