Product Documentation

Enabling Data Collection for Monitoring CloudBridge Appliances and NetScaler Gateway Appliances in Single-Hop Mode

May 04, 2017

After you add the CloudBridge appliance to the inventory, you must enable AppFlow on NetScaler Insight Center to start collecting the reports.

On the branch appliance

  1. On the Configuration tab, click Inventory.
  2. From the inventory list, select the IP address of the CloudBridge appliance on which you want to enable data collection.
  3. On the Configure CloudBridge screen, select AppFlow to enable data collection, and choose TCP for HDX to collect information for ICA traffic.

On the datacenter appliance

  1. On the Configuration tab, click Inventory.
  2. From the inventory list, select the IP address of the CloudBridge appliance on which you want to enable data collection.
  3. On the Configure CloudBridge screen, select AppFlow to enable data collection, and choose TCP and WANOpt to collect information for ICA traffic.

On the NetScaler Gateway appliance

  1. On the Configuration tab, click Inventory.
  2. From the inventory list, select the IP address of the NetScaler Gateway appliance on which you want to enable data collection.
  3. On the NetScaler Insight Center Inventory Setup screen, in the Application List pane, from the View drop-down list, select VPN.
  4. Select the VPN virtual server for which you want to enable data collection.
  5. From the Action drop-down list, select Enable Appflow.
  6. In the Enable AppFlow dialog box, from the Select Expression drop-down list, specify the traffic to be filtered.
  7. From the Export Option drop-down list, select ICA.
  8. Click OK to save the configuration. If data collection is enabled, the Insight column in the Application List table shows that NetScaler Insight Center is enabled.
    Note: If AppFlow logging is not enabled for the respective services or service groups on the NetScaler appliance, the NetScaler Insight Center dashboard does not display the records, even if Enabled appears in the Insight column.
  9. To return to the inventory list, from the Action drop-down, select Return to Inventory list.

Enabling Connection Chaining on CloudBridge Appliances and NetScaler Gateway Appliances

If the network topology includes both CloudBridge and NetScaler Gateway appliances, you must enable connection chaining on the all the appliances.

To enable connection chaining on the CloudBridge appliances by using the command line interface

  1. Enable connection chaining

    enable connection-chaining

    Example:
    Admin> enable connection-chaining 
    Done 
    admin> show connection-chaining 
    Connection Chaining :    on 
    Done 
    admin> disable connection-chaining 
    Done 
    admin> show connection-chaining 
    Connection Chaining :    off 
    Done 
    

To enable connection chaining on the CloudBridge appliances by using the configuration utility

  1. On the Configuration tab, expand Appliance Settings and click AppFlow.
  2. In the right pane, enable Connection Chain ID.

To enable connection chaining on the NetScaler Gateway appliance by using the command line interface

  1. Enable connection chaining

    enable connection-chaining

    Example:
    set appFlow param [-connectionChaining (ENABLED|DISABLED)] 
    

To enable connection chaining on the NetScaler Gateway appliance by using the configuration utility

  1. On the Configuration tab, navigate to System AppFlow.
  2. In the right pane, in the Settings group, click on Change Appflow Settings.
  3. Select Connection Chaining and click OK.