Citrix NetScaler Essentials and Traffic Management Training

Citrix NetScaler Essentials and Traffic Management Training (CNS-220)


Citrix NetScaler Essentials and Traffic Management Training Course by Example

Citrix NetScaler Essentials and Traffic Management Training (CNS-220) is a 5 day instructor led course that provides you with the skills required to configure and manage NetScaler Traffic Management features, including Content Switching, Traffic Optimization, and Global Server Load Balancing. You will also learn the skills required to implement NetScaler components including secure Load Balancing, High Availability, and NetScaler Management.

The Citrix NetScaler Essentials and Traffic Management Training course has been completely redeveloped and supersedes its predecessor (CNS-205: Citrix NetScaler Essentials and Networking), including the following enhancements:

● A new lab environment, redesigned and built for enhanced performance
● New content introduced in the majority of modules
● Incorporated course feedback that has been gathered over the last year
● Reorganization of the content into a logical sequence of three days of base content that focuses on essential NetScaler functionality, followed by two days of additional Traffic Management features, with exercises that progressively build on each other to provide a more effective and versatile learning experience.

Customize It:

With onsite Training, courses can be scheduled on a date that is convenient for you, and because they can be scheduled at your location, you don’t incur travel costs and students won’t be away from home. Onsite classes can also be tailored to meet your needs. You might shorten a 5-day class into a 3-day class, or combine portions of several related courses into a single course, or have the instructor vary the emphasis of topics depending on your staff’s and site’s requirements.

Audience/Target Group

Designed for students with little or no previous NetScaler experience and is best suited for individuals who will be deploying or managing NetScaler environments.

Citrix NetScaler Essentials and Traffic Management Training (CNS-220)Related Courses:

Duration: 5 days

Class Prerequisites:

Basic Networking
Windows and Linux Server administration
TCP/IP, HTTP protocols and the OSI model
Server load balancing and content switching concepts
Web server software
DNS, SSL and compression concepts
Network security threats and site protection concepts

What You Will Learn:

Identify the functionality and capabilities of the NetScaler
Explain basic NetScaler network architecture
Obtain, install, and manage NetScaler licenses
Explain how SSL is used to secure the NetScaler
Optimize the NetScaler system for traffic handling and management
Customize the NetScaler system for traffic flow and content-specific requirements
Employ recommended tools and techniques to troubleshoot common NetScaler network and connectivity issues
Implement NetScaler TriScale technology, including clustering
Configure advanced load balancing and GSLB on the NetScaler system
dentify the functionality and characteristics of the NetScaler SDX platform

Course Content:

Module 1: Getting Started

Introduction to the NetScaler System
NetScaler Use Cases
NetScaler Functionality
NetScaler Overview
Product Features
NetScaler Operating System Overview
nCore Configuration Architecture
NetScaler File system
Deployment Scenarios
Logging in to the NetScaler System
NetScaler Licenses

Module 2: Basic Networking

OSI Networking Model
NetScaler Architecture Overview
NetScaler-Owned IP Addresses
Network Topology
NetScaler Network Interfaces
Virtual Local Area Networks (VLANs)
IP Routing
Determining the Source IP Address
Packet Forwarding
Use Source IP Mode
Client-IP HTTP Header Insertion
Path MTU Discovery
Link Aggregation
Access Control Lists
Network Address Translation (NAT)

Module 3: NetScaler Platforms

Architecture and General Concepts
Hardware Platforms
Hardware Components
MPX Overview
VPX Overview
CPX Overview
SDX Overview
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

Module 4: High Availability

High Availability Functionality
High Availability Node Configuration
Propagation and Synchronization
Failover, Route Monitors, Fail Safe
Propagation, Synchronization
High Availability Management
Performing an Upgrade
Upgrading HA pair

Module 5: Load Balancing

Local Load Balancing concepts
Naming conventions
Service Types
LB Methods
Disabling Entities
L4 vs L7 for TCP services
UDP ping vs L7
Monitor attributes
Built in L7 monitors
Monitors from Scripts
EAV Monitors
ECV Monitors

Module 6: SSL Offload

SSL Session Process
SSL Administration
SSL Offload Overview
SSL Attacks Overview
SSL Troubleshooting
Cipher Suites
Certificate Management
Feature and Benefits
Offload Performance
Deployment Scenarios
Citrix Recommendations for SSL

Module 7: Securing the NetScaler

NetScaler Communication Ports
Overview of AAA
Authentication on the NetScaler
NetScaler Users
Command Policies
Admin Partitions

Module 8: Monitoring, Management, and Troubleshooting

Monitoring Needs
NetScaler Log Management
Simple Network Management Protocol
AppFlow on the NetScaler System
NetScaler Insight Overview
NetScaler Command Center Overview
Network Traffic Capture using NSTRACE
Troubleshooting with Filter Expressions
Decoding SSL Traffic with Wireshark
Display NetScaler System Information
NetScaler Command Line Tools

Module 9: AppExpert Classic Policy Engine

Policies Overview
Expression Structures
Content Filtering
Content Filtering Actions
Content Filtering Rules

Module 10: AppExpert Default Policy Engine

Understanding Packet-Processing Flow
Understanding Policies
Policy Process Evaluation Flow
Identifying Default Policy Expressions
Understanding Bind Points
Understanding Policy Labels
Pattern Sets

Module 11: Rewrite, Responder, and URL Transform

Configuring Rewrite Policies and Actions
Responder Actions
Respond with
Responder Action for Timeouts
Responder Policies
Responder HTML Page Imports
Binding Policies
URL Transformation
URL Transformation Actions
Binding of URL Transformations

Module 12: Content Switching

Introduction to 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
Content-Switching Policies
Content-Switching Rule Precedence With Priority Specifiedery

Module 13: Global Server Load Balancing

DNS overview and records
GSLB Deployment Methods
GSLB Concepts
GSLB Entities
GSLB DNS Methods
Metric Exchange Protocol
Viewing and Configuring GSLB with the Visualizer
GSLB Persistence

Module 14: Optimizing Traffic

Introduction to Compression
Frontend Optimization
Surge Queue
TCP Optimization
HTTP Optimization

Module 15: Clustering (Optional)

How Clustering Works
Cluster Synchronization
Cluster Communication Interfaces
Striped and Spotted IP Addresses
Traffic Distribution
Cluster and Node States
NetScaler Cluster Set up
Dynamic Configuration for a Cluster Link Aggregation Group
NetScaler Cluster Management
NetScaler Cluster Troubleshooting

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Time Frame: 0-3 Months4-12 Months

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