Citrix NetScaler Essentials and Unified Gateway Training

Citrix NetScaler Essentials and Unified Gateway Training (CNS-222)

Introduction:

Citrix NetScaler Essentials and Unified Gateway Training Course by Example

Citrix NetScaler Essentials and Unified Gateway Training is a 5 day instructor led course that teaches you the skills required to implement NetScaler components including secure Load Balancing, High Availability, and NetScaler Management. You will also learn how to configure and manage NetScaler Gateway and Unified Gateway features, including how to implement Gateway components including NetScaler Gateway and Unified Gateway. At the end of the course students will be able to configure their NetScaler environments to address traffic delivery and management requirements including load balancing, availability and NetScaler operation management.

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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

Administrators
Implementers / Engineers
Architects

Citrix NetScaler Essentials and Unified Gateway Training (CNS-222)Related Courses:

Duration: 5 days

Class Prerequisites:

Basic Networking
Windows and Linux Server administration
Experience with Citrix virtualization technologies, such as XenDesktop and XenApp
Experience with Microsoft SQL Server or enterprise database servers
Experience with Active Directory and Group Policy
Basic understanding of Microsoft Remote Desktop Services
Basic understanding of VPN concepts, including SSL encryption and certificates

What You Will Learn:

Identify the functionality and capabilities of the NetScaler
Explain basic NetScaler network architecture
Explain how SSL is used to secure the NetScaler
Configure Authentication and Authorization
Define End User Access and Experience
Integrate NetScaler Gateway with XenApp and XenDesktop
Integrate Unified Gateway with additional resources
Employ recommended tools and techniques to troubleshoot common NetScaler Gateway network and connectivity issues

Course Content:

Getting Started

Introduction to the NetScaler System
TriScale
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

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)

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

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
Troubleshooting
Upgrading HA pair

Load Balancing

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

SSL Offload

SSL and TLS
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

Securing the NetScaler

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

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

Authentication and Authorization

System and AAA Users Groups
External Authentication
Authentication Actions and Policies
Authentication Configuration
Supported Authentication Types

Access Policies

Endpoint Analysis
Policy, Profiles, and Expressions
Pre-Authentication Policies and Profiles
Post-Authentication Policies
Endpoint Analysis Troubleshooting

End-User Access and Experience

Connection Methods
Endpoint Session Policies Settings
Timeout Settings
RDP Proxy
Clientless Access
VLAN Options

Gateway Services Load Balancing

SSL Offload Overview
Traffic Types
Ldap, HDX, StoreFront Load Balancing
Extended Content Verification (ECV) Monitoring

Integrating NetScaler with XenApp and XenDesktop

Required Firewall Rules
Web Interface or StoreFront Integration with NetScaler Gateway
WebFront Overview
Session Policies

Unified Gateway

NetScaler Unified Gateway Overview
NetScaler Unified Gateway Reference Architecture Review
Unified Gateway Key Features
Unified Gateway Topologies

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