CTX1730: Netscaler 8.0 Basic Operations

1 Day Course
Code CTX1730

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Introducing and Deploying Citrix NetScaler (8 topics)

  • Citrix NetScaler Functions and Features
  • NetScaler Product Line
  • Identifying NetScaler Software Options
  • Identifying the NetScaler Hardware Platforms
  • Identifying the NetScaler Hardware Components
  • Deployment Scenarios
  • Identifying Network Placement Options
  • Identifying Deployment Considerations

Performing an Initial Installation and Configuration (8 topics)

  • Installation Requirements
  • NetScaler System Installation
  • Logging in to the NetScaler System
  • Understanding the Setup Configuration Wizard
  • Setting the Password
  • Initial Configuration
  • Understanding Virtual Local Area Networks
  • Saving the Configuration

Performing Basic Administration (11 topics)

  • NetScaler Administrative Tools
  • Introducing the Configuration Utility
  • Introducing the Command Line Interface
  • Introducing the Statistical Utility
  • Introducing FreeBSD
  • Using Third-Party Tools
  • NetScaler Management
  • Performing an Upgrade
  • Managing Licensing
  • Enabling NetScaler Features
  • Managing Role-Based Administration

Configuring High Availability (8 topics)

  • Introduction to High Availability
  • HA Node Configuration
  • Configuring Nodes using the Configuration Utility
  • Configuring Nodes using the CLI
  • Verifying HA Status
  • Performing Synchronization
  • Performing a Forced Failover
  • HA Management


Before taking this course, Citrix recommends that learners have the following: - Intermediate knowledge of TCP/IP and HTTP protocols and understanding of the OSI model - Experience with network devices (e.g. routers, switches), various networking protocols, and aspects of application and site architecture (e.g. DMZ, VLANS) - Moderate exposure to UNIX (particularly BSD variants) - Exposure to basic systems administration concepts, including logging, software upgrade procedures and high availability operations - Familiarity with web server software (e.g. Apache, IIS, WebSphere) - Basic knowledge of DNS, SSL, and compression concepts - Understanding of concepts related to server load balancing and content switching - Knowledge of network security threats and site protection concepts (e.g. firewalls, worms, DDoS attacks) Citrix also recommends the following books for learners who would like to strengthen their understanding of networking and web concepts prior to attending the course: - Web Protocols and Practice by Balachander Krishnamurthy and Jennifer Rexford - Load Balancing Servers, Firewalls, and Caches by Chandra Kopparapu