Operations

Operations is an optional section in a StyleBook. In this section, you can configure NetScaler Management and Analytics Service (MA Service) Analytics to collect AppFlow records on all or some of the traffic transactions. The virtual server created on a NetScaler instance by using the StyleBook handles these traffic transactions. In this section, you can also configure NetScaler MA Service to trigger alarms when certain traffic conditions are met on a virtual server.

You can configure NetScaler MA Service through StyleBooks to collect traffic statistics from various NetScaler MA Service Insights that are listed as follows:

  • Web Insight
  • Security Insight
  • HDX Insight
  • NetScaler Gateway Insight.

The virtual servers supported are load balancing, content switching, and VPN virtual servers.

Enable both Web Insight and Security Insight or one of them for analytics on a load balancing or content switching virtual server. For VPN virtual servers, however, you must enable both HDX Insight and NetScaler Gateway Insight or one of them.

Any NetScaler MA Service Insight enabled on NetScaler instances through StyleBooks uses IPFIX protocol (AppFlow) to send the data from the instances to NetScaler MAS.

Also, when you enable Web Insight, “Client-Side Measurements” is enabled on the load balancing and the content switching virtual servers.

Example 1:

The following example shows how to write the operations section in a StyleBook to enable both HDX Insight and NetScaler Gateway Insight on a VPN virtual server:

name: simple-vpn-ops

namespace: com.example.stylebooks

schema-version: "1.0"

version: "0.1"

description: Test StyleBook to enable hdxinsight and gatewayinsight on a VPN vserver

import-stylebooks:

  -

    namespace: netscaler.nitro.config

    version: "10.5"

    prefix: ns

components:

    -

        name: vpnvserver-comp

        type: ns::vpnvserver

        properties:

            name: str("vpn-") + str($current-target.ip)

            servicetype: SSL

            ipv46: 1.1.21.37

            port: 443

operations:

    analytics:

        -

            name: comp-ops

            properties:

                target: $components.vpnvserver-comp

                filter: "true"

                insights:

                  -

                 type: hdxinsight**

                  -

                    type: gatewayinsight

outputs:

  -

    name: myvpns

    value: $components.vpnvserver-comp

Example 2:

The following example shows how to write the operations section in a StyleBook to enable both Web Insight and Security Insight on a load balancing virtual server:

name: simple-lb-ops

namespace: com.example.stylebooks

schema-version: "1.0"

version: "0.1"

description: Test StyleBook to enable webinsight and securityinsight on LB vserver

import-stylebooks:

  -

    namespace: netscaler.nitro.config

    version: "10.5"

    prefix: ns

components:

    -

        name: lbvserver-comp

        type: ns::lbvserver

        properties:

            name: str("lb-") + str($current-target.ip)

            servicetype: HTTP

            ipv46: 1.1.21.37

            port: 80

operations:

    analytics:

        -

            name: comp-ops

            properties:

                target: $components.lbvserver-comp

                filter: "true"

                 insights:

                 -
                  type: webinsight

                   -

                  type: securityinsight

outputs:

  -

    name: mylbs

    value: $components.lbvserver-comp

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