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Implementing Citrix NetScaler 11 for App and Desktop Solutions (CNS-207)

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About this Course

In this course you will be provided foundational concepts and gain the skills necessary to implement, configure, secure, and monitor a Citrix NetScaler system with NetScaler Gateway in a desktop virtualization environment such as one containing Citrix XenDesktop 7.x or Citrix XenApp, while providing secure application and data access to your users. This course does not require you to have any previous experience with Citrix NetScaler. You will have access to hands-on exercises within a virtual lab environment in order to successfully complete this course. An optional module on NetScaler SDX appliances is included with reinforcement simulation exercises.

*This course is based on the Citrix NetScaler 10.5 product, but the skills and fundamental concepts learned are common to other product versions as well.

Who should attend

  • If you are new to the NetScaler platform
  • Considering integrating NetScaler Gateway with Citrix XenDesktop or Citrix XenApp

Class Prerequisites

  • Familiarity with server monitoring tools
  • Basic understanding of Microsoft Remote Desktop Services
  • Basic understanding of Windows Server networking concepts, such as DNS, IIS®, and load balancing
  • Exposure to basic system administration concepts, including logging, software upgrade procedures, and high availability operations
  • Basic understanding of VPN concepts, including SSL encryption and certificates
  • Familiarity with application delivery and cloud networking
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Windows Server 2012
  • Experience with Citrix desktop virtualization technologies, such as XenDesktop and XenApp
  • Experience with Microsoft SQL Server or enterprise database servers
  • Experience with Active Directory and Group Policy

What You Will Learn

  • Identify the capabilities and functionality of NetScaler
  • Explain basic NetScaler network architecture
  • Obtain, install, and manage NetScaler licenses
  • Identify the capabilities and functionality of NetScaler Gateway
  • Explain how SSL is used to secure the NetScaler
  • Configure authentication for users on the NetScaler Gateway
  • Implement authorization to determine to which resources users have access
  • Configure the NetScaler for high availability
  • Integrate NetScaler Gateway with Storefront or Web Interface to provide remote access for Web, SaaS and mobile apps.
  • Implement load balancing and GSLB on the NetScaler system
  • Customize the NetScaler system for traffic flow and content-specific requirements
  • Configure endpoint analysis to determine the level of access for specific devices
  • Enable access to applications and data for user connections
  • Demonstrate monitoring and reporting through native NetScaler logging tools
  • Configure NetScaler Insight Center to monitor a desktop virtualization environment
  • Employ recommended tools and techniques to troubleshoot common NetScaler network and connectivity issues
  • 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.

Outline: Implementing Citrix NetScaler 11 for App and Desktop Solutions (CNS-207)

Module 1: Getting Started

  • NetScaler Functionality
  • Hardware Platforms
  • nCore Configuration Architecture
  • Deployment Scenarios
  • NetScaler Gateway Overview

Module 2: Basic Networking

  • NetScaler Architecture Overview
  • NetScaler IP Addresses
  • Network Deployment Topologies
  • NetScaler Gateway Deployment Overview
  • VLAN Options
  • Routing Options

Module 3: High Availability

  • High-Availability Functionality
  • Propagation and Synchronization
  • High-Availability Management
  • Upgrading a High-Availability Pair
  • Common High-Availability Issues

Module 4: Integrating NS Gateway with other resources using Unified Gateway

  • New Features in NetScaler Gateway 11
  • NetScaler Unified Gateway Overview
  • NetScaler Unified Gateway Reference Architecture Review
  • Unified Gateway Key Features
  • NetScaler Gateway Topologiess

Module 5: Basic Load Balancing

  • Load-Balancing Basics
  • Traffic Types
  • Supported Protocols
  • Extended Content Verification (ECV) Monitoring
  • Load-Balancing Methods
  • The Load-Balancing Visualizer

Module 6: NetScaler Security and SSL

  • SSL Overview
  • SSL Administration
  • Certificate Types
  • Configuring SSL Offload
  • SSL Termination Points
  • SSL Troubleshooting

Module 7: Authentication and Authorization

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

Module 8: Access Policies

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

Module 9: End-User Access and Experience

  • Connection Methods
  • Session Policies Settings
  • Timeout Settings
  • RDP Proxy
  • Clientless Access

Module 10: Integrating NetScaler with XenApp and XenDesktop

  • Required Firewall Rules
  • Web Interface or StoreFront Integration with NetScaler Gateway
  • WebFront Overview and Configuration
  • Session Policies
  • NetScaler Gateway with XenMobile Integration Overview

Module 11: AppExpert (Default and Classic Syntax)

  • Default vs. Classic Policies Overview
  • Understanding Packet-Processing Flow
  • Policy Process Evaluation Flow
  • Simple, Compound, and Custom Expression Types
  • Available Operators
  • Rewrite and Responder Policies

Module 12: Multi-tenancy and NetScaler SDX

  • Multi Tenancy Concepts
  • NetScaler Tenancy Options
  • Admin Partitions
  • Server Name Indication (SNI)
  • SDX Architecture
  • SDX Management

Module 13: Monitoring and Management

  • Monitoring Methods
  • AppFlow
  • EdgeSight Monitoring
  • Insight Center Overview
  • Command Center
  • NetScaler Dashboard Components
Classroom Training

Duration 5 days

  • United States: US$ 5,000
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