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Configuring Name Service Providers

NetScaler Gateway uses name service providers to convert web addresses to IP addresses.

When you run the NetScaler Gateway wizard, you can configure either a DNS server or a WINS server. You can use the configuration utility to also configure additional DNS or WINS servers.

To add a DNS server to NetScaler Gateway

  1. In the configuration utility, on the Configuration tab, in the navigation pane, expand NetScaler Gateway and then click Global Settings.
  2. In the details pane, under Settings, click Change global settings.
  3. On the Network Configuration tab, click Add.
  4. In the Insert Name Server dialog box, in IP Address, type the IP address of the DNS server, click Create, and then click Close.
  5. Click OK in the configuration utility.

To add a WINS server to NetScaler Gateway

  1. In the configuration utility, on the Configuration tab, in the navigation pane, expand NetScaler Gateway and then click Global Settings.
  2. In the details pane, under Settings, click Change global settings.
  3. On the Network Configuration tab, in WINS Server IP, type the IP address of the WINS server and then click OK.

Next, specify the DNS virtual server name and IP address. Like the NetScaler Gateway virtual server, an IP address must be assigned to the virtual server. However, this IP address must be on the internal side of the targeted network so that user devices resolve all internal addresses properly. You must also specify the DNS port.

If you configure a DNS server and WINS server for name resolution, you can then use the NetScaler Gateway wizard to select which server performs name lookup first.

To specify name lookup priority

  1. In the configuration utility, click the Configuration tab and then in the navigation pane, click NetScaler Gateway.
  2. In the details pane, under Getting Started, click NetScaler Gateway wizard.
  3. Click Next to accept the current settings until you come to the Name Service Providers page.
  4. In Name Lookup Priority, select WINS or DNS and then continue to the end of the wizard.

Configuring Name Service Providers