Change an RPC node password

To communicate with other NetScaler appliances, each appliance requires knowledge of the other appliances, including how to authenticate on NetScaler appliance. RPC nodes are internal system entities used for system-to-system communication of configuration and session information. One RPC node exists on each NetScaler appliance and stores information, such as the IP addresses of the other NetScaler appliance and the passwords used for authentication. The NetScaler appliance that contacts the other NetScaler appliance checks the password within the RPC node.

To change an RPC node password by using the GUI

  1. Navigate to System > Network > RPC.
  2. In the RPC pane, select the node and then click Edit.
  3. In Configure RPC Node, type the new password.
  4. In Source IP Address, type the system IP address of the other NetScaler appliance.
  5. Select Secure and then click OK.

    Note

    When you enable the Secure option, the appliance encrypts all communication sent from the node to other RPC nodes thus securing the RPC communication.

To change an RPC node password by using the CLI

At the command line, type the following commands:

set ns rpcNode <IPAddress> {-password} [-secure ( YES | NO )]
show ns rpcNode  

Example:

> set ns rpcNode 192.0.2.4 -password mypassword -secure YES
 Done
> show rpcNode
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 IPAddress:  192.0.2.4 Password:  d336004164d4352ce39e
     SrcIP:  *           Secure:  ON
Done
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