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Implementing NetScaler VPX™

Book Description

Leverage the features of NetScaler VPX™ to optimize and deploy responsive web services and applications on multiple virtualization platforms

In Detail

With a larger demand for responsive websites and availability of services, the IT domain is faced with an ever-rising need for services that are optimized for speed. NetScaler VPX™ is a software-based virtual appliance providing users with the comprehensive NetScaler® feature set. Implementing apps and cloud-based services is much easier with its increased service performance, and integrated security.

Starting off with the basics, this book will give you an insight on all the features NetScaler VPX™ has to offer. You will learn how to set it up and configure it in a virtual environment and will also discover how to integrate it with an existing Citrix® infrastructure. Next, you will venture into other topics such as load balancing Microsoft and Citrix® solutions, configuring different forms of high availability Global Server Load Balancing (GSLB), and will learn how to troubleshoot and analyze data using its extensive array of features. Finally, you will learn how to protect web services using an application firewall.

What You Will Learn

  • Configure different VPN solutions and set up an ICA Proxy
  • Set up load balancing for SharePoint, Exchange, and SQL
  • Gain more insight into traffic management with NetScaler® and Wireshark
  • Generate and get historical data with NetScaler Insight Center™
  • Design and set up NetScaler VPX™
  • Protect your web services with an application firewall
  • Enhance the speed of your web services using caching and compression
  • Deploy a high availability environment
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    Table of Contents

    1. Implementing NetScaler VPX™
      1. Table of Contents
      2. Implementing NetScaler VPX™
      3. Credits
      4. Notice
      5. About the Author
      6. About the Reviewers
        1. Support files, eBooks, discount offers and more
          1. Why Subscribe?
          2. Free Access for Packt account holders
          3. Instant Updates on New Packt Books
      8. Preface
        1. What this book covers
        2. What you need for this book
        3. Who this book is for
        4. Conventions
        5. Reader feedback
        6. Customer support
          1. Errata
          2. Piracy
          3. Questions
      9. 1. NetScaler VPX™ 10.1 Basics and Setup
        1. Getting started with NetScaler®
          1. MPX
          2. SDX
          3. VPX
        2. Licensing
        3. Setup scenarios
        4. Creating our first setup
          1. Dashboard
          2. Reporting
          3. Configuration
        5. NetScaler® modes and features
        6. NetScaler® networking
          1. NSIP
          2. MIP
          3. SNIP
        7. Summary
      10. 2. NetScaler Gateway™
        1. A brief history
        2. Understanding the features
        3. Deploying ICA Proxy
          1. StoreFront integration
        4. Deploying VPN
        5. Deploying clientless access
        6. Binding the features together
        7. Tuning
          1. Redirection
          2. Profiles
        8. Testing
        9. Summary
      11. 3. Load Balancing
        1. Load balancing a generic web application
          1. Assigning weights to a service
          2. Redirect URL
          3. Backup vServer and failover
        2. Load balancing StoreFront
        3. Load balancing Web Interface
        4. Load balancing XML Broker
        5. Load balancing Desktop Delivery Controller
        6. Load balancing TFTP for provisioning servers
        7. Load balancing SharePoint 2013
        8. Load balancing Exchange 2013
          1. IMAP
        9. Load balancing MSSQL
        10. Summary
      12. 4. Compression and Caching
        1. Compression
          1. Implementing compression policies
          2. Defining global compression settings
          3. Creating custom compression policies
          4. Testing our compression policies
        2. Caching
          1. Enabling caching
          2. Creating a content group
          3. Creating a caching policy
          4. Fine-tuning caching
        3. Summary
      13. 5. High Availability and Traffic Analysis
        1. Setting up high availability
          1. Differences between clustering, HA, and GSLB
        2. Using AppFlow® to monitor traffic with NetScaler Insight Center™
        3. Traffic analysis with NetScaler® tools and Wireshark
          1. Analyzing encrypted content with Wireshark
        4. Maintaining security using NetScaler AppFirewall™
        5. Summary
      14. Index