Product Documentation

Enable Layer 3 Mode

Aug 31, 2017
In the inline mode, the default deployment mode of the appliance, the appliance uses layer 2 bridging. However, to deploy the appliance in virtual inline mode, you must enable layer 3 mode and disable layer 2 mode on the appliance.
To enable layer 3 mode and disable layer 2 mode by using the configuration utility
  1. Access the NetScaler instance by clicking the NetScaler instance’s IP address on the Configuration > Instances > NetScaler page. You are logged on to the NetScaler instance automatically.
  2. Navigate to the System > Settings page.
  3. Click the Configure modes link.

  4. In the Configure Modes dialog box, select Layer 3 Mode (IP Forwarding) option.
  5. Clear the Layer 2 Mode option, as shown in following figure.

  6. Click OK.
To enable layer 3 mode and disable layer 2 mode by using the command line interface, run the following commands
> enable ns mode L3 
> disable ns mode l2