Mastering NetScaler VPX™ (CX8723)

This course will give you an insight into all the available features that the Citrix NetScaler appliance has to offer. The course will start with the commonly used NetScaler VPX features, such as load balancing and NetScaler Gateway functionality. Next, we cover features such as Responder, Rewrite, and the AppExpert templates, and how to configure these features.

After that, you will learn more about the other available Citrix technologies that can interact with Citrix NetScaler. We also cover troubleshooting, optimizing traffic, caching, performing protection using Application Firewall, and denying HTTP DDoS attacks for web services.

Finally, we will demonstrate the different configuration principles real-world Citrix NetScaler deployment scenarios.

Attend our Citrix courses at our training center in Belgrade, live online (virtual classroom) or on-site (private training).
Special pricing can be applied upon registration (multiple participants from your company, government sector, nonprofit organizations, etc.) – contact us to learn more.

Public class

Training duration: 
4 days / 28 hours

Private class

On-site / Online
Minimum no. of participants: 3
4 days / 28 hours
Price on request
Serbian or English
Training plan: 

Module 1: Configuring the Standard Features of NetScaler

  • The basic features
  • Load balancing
  • Configuring authentication
  • Configuring NetScaler AAA
  • Citrix Receiver™ authentication
  • NetScaler Gateway™
  • Summary

Module 2: Using the Features of NetScaler AppExpert

  • AppExpert applications and templates
  • HTTP Callouts
  • Rate limiting
  • Policies and expressions
  • Rewrite
  • Responder
  • Rewrite versus responder
  • Summary

Module 3: Integration with Citrix Components

  • NetScaler Insight Center
  • Authentication
  • Troubleshooting
  • CloudBridge™
  • Installation
  • The Citrix Command Center
  • Summary

Module 4: Traffic Management

  • Content switching
  • DNS
  • Global Server Load Balancing
  • DataStream
  • AppQoE
  • Summary

Module 5: Tuning and Monitoring NetScaler Performances

  • Tuning the network and virtual environment
  • TCP and SSL profiles
  • HTTP/2 and SPDY
  • Monitoring network traffic
  • Analyzing network trace files using Wireshark
  • Analyzing network traffic using Citrix NetScaler Insight
  • Summary

Module 6: Security Features and Troubleshooting

  • Management best practices for security
  • Security features in NetScaler
  • HTTP DoS protection
  • Access-lists
  • SSL settings
  • Admin partitions
  • Analyzing issues using Citrix Insight Services
  • Setting up AAA – authentication and authorization
  • Summary

Module 7: Real-World Deployment Scenarios

  • A small PoC VDI environment
  • An enterprise VDI multisite environment
  • An enterprise VDI active-passive environment
  • A global web services environment
  • An active-active data center for application hosting
  • An active-passive data center for disaster recovery
  • Reverse proxy
  • Summary
Exclusives: 
  • One year access to the class recording
  • Course material accessible in electronic format
  • Certificate of attendance
Prerequisites: 

Citrix products operations and maintenance experience.