Citrix NetScaler Essentials and Unified Gateway (CNS-222)

  • Administrators
  • Implementers
  • Engineers
  • Architects

Prerequisite

  • A basic understanding of networking
  • Windows and Linux Server administration experience
  • 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
  • A basic understanding of Microsoft Remote Desktop Services
  • A basic understanding of VPN concepts

Note: Citrix recommends that you take the following follow free course prior to attending this class:

  • CNS-102 NetScaler Overview

Expected Duration
5 day

Description

In this course, you will learn the skills required for implementing NetScaler components including secure load balancing, high availability, and NetScaler management. You will also learn how to configure your NetScaler environments to address traffic delivery and management requirements including load balancing, availability, and NetScaler operation management.

Additionally, you will learn the skills required to configure and manage NetScaler Gateway and Unified Gateway features, including how to implement Gateway components including NetScaler Gateway and Unified Gateway. Upon completion of this course, you will be able to configure your NetScaler environments to address remote access requirements for apps and desktops.

Objective

1. Getting Started

  • Introduction to the NetScaler System
  • TriScale
  • NetScaler Use Cases oNetScaler 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

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)

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

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
  • Troubleshooting
  • Upgrading HA pair

5. 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

6. 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

7. Securing the NetScaler

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

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 Expression
  • Decoding SSL Traffic with Wireshark
  • Display NetScaler System Information

9. Authentication and Authorization

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

10. Access Policies

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

11. End-User Access and Experience

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

12. Gateway Services Load Balancing

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

13. Integrating NetScaler with XenApp and XenDesktop

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

14. Unified Gateway

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

SUBSCRIPTION COST


$5,000.00

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