Use default StyleBooks

Feb 26, 2018

A set of default StyleBooks are provided by Citrix with NetScaler MAS. When you use a default StyleBook, you have to specify values for the parameters in the StyleBook and select the IP addresses of the NetScaler instances where you want to execute the configuration. After you submit the configuration, NetScaler MAS validates the parameter values you have specified, creates a graph of the configuration, connects to the NetScaler instances, and executes the configuration on the instances.

Creating configuration from a default StyleBook

  1. Navigate to Applications > Configurations, and then click Create New. A list of default StyleBooks is displayed.

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  2. Select a default StyleBook that is suitable to your requirements and specify the required values for the parameters.

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  3. Under Target Instances, click and select the IP address of the NetScaler instance where you want to execute the configuration. If you want to execute this configuration on multiple instances, click ‘+’ to add more instances.

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    If the Prompt Credentials for Instance Login option is enabled in NetScaler MAS > System > Change System Settings > Modify System Settings, you are prompted for your NetScaler instance credentials when you execute the configurations on the selected NetScaler instances. Else, NetScaler MAS uses the instance credentials stored in the instance profile for logging into the instance.

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    If you want to test or validate your configuration before executing it on the NetScaler instance, select Dry Run and then click Create. If your configuration is valid, the objects that are created on the basis of the values you have provided are displayed.

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  4. Clear the Dry Run check box and click Create to create the ConfigPack and execute the configuration on the NetScaler instance. The StyleBook configuration (ConfigPack) that you have created appears in the list of configurations, as shown below.

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    You can also click the refresh icon to add recently discovered NetScaler instances in NetScaler MAS to the available list of instances in this window.

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You can now examine, update, or remove this configuration (ConfigPack) by using NetScaler MAS.

Use default StyleBooks