NetScaler appliance configuration support in a cluster

Clustering of NetScaler appliances is supported from NetScaler 10 onwards.

The following table lists the NetScaler appliance configurations that are not supported in NetScaler 10 and also gives the status of the features in subsequent releases.

Important

  • Unless specified otherwise in this table, all NetScaler appliance features are supported in a cluster.

  • The “Node-level” entry in the table indicates that the feature is supported only on individual cluster nodes.

Cluster Configuration 10 10.1 10.5 11.0 11.1 12.0
SSL FIPS No No No No No No
SSL Certificate Bundle No No No No No No
Content switching actions; Note: The content switching feature is supported from NetScaler 10.1 onwards. No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Policy-based logging for content switching policies No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Rate limiting No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Action analytics No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Branch Repeater load balancing No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
GSLB No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
RTSP No No No No Yes Yes
DNSSEC No No No No No No
DNS64 No No No No No No
FTP No No No Yes; Note: Supported from NetScaler 11.0 Build 62.x onwards. Yes Yes
TFTP No No No No No Yes
Connection mirroring No No No No No No
Integrated caching Node-Level Node-level Node-level Node-level Node-Level Node-Level
Large shared cache No Node-level Node-level Node-level Node-Level Node-Level
Application firewall No No Node-level Yes Yes Yes
HTTP Denial-of-Service Protection (HDOSP) Node-level Node-level Node-level Node-level Node-Level Node-Level
Priority queuing (PQ) Node-level Node-level Node-level Node-level Node-Level Node-Level
Sure connect (SC) Node-level Node-level Node-level Node-level Node-Level Node-Level
AppQoE NA Node-level Yes Yes Yes Yes
Surge protection Node-level Node-level Node-level Node-level Node-Level Node-Level
MPTCP No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Striped SNIPs Yes Yes Yes Yes; Note: Supported in L2 clusters. Not supported in L3 clusters. Yes; Note: Supported in L2 clusters. Not supported in L3 clusters. Yes; Note: Supported in L2 clusters. Not supported in L3 clusters.
MSR Yes Yes Yes Yes; Note: Supported in L2 clusters. Not supported in L3 clusters. Yes; Note: Supported in L2 clusters. Not supported in L3 clusters. Yes; Note: Supported in L2 clusters. Not supported in L3 clusters.
IS-IS (IPv4 and IPv6) No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Jumbo Frames No No Yes Yes; Note: Supported in L2 clusters. Not supported in L3 clusters. Yes Yes
IP-IP tunneling No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Link load balancing No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
FIS (Failover Interface Set) No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Link redundancy (LR) No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
NAT46 No No No No No No
NAT64 No No No No No No
RNAT6 No No No No Yes Yes
LSN/CGNAT No No No No No No
IPv6 ReadyLogo No No No No No Yes
Traffic domains No No Yes Yes; Note: Supported in L2 clusters. Not supported in L3 clusters. Yes; Note: Supported in L2 clusters. Not supported in L3 clusters. Yes; Note: Supported in L2 clusters. Not supported in L3 clusters.
Route monitor No No No No Yes; Only with DR. Yes; Note: Supported in L2 clusters. Not supported in L3 clusters.
GRE tunneling (CB) No No No No No No
Layer 2 mode No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Net profiles No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
HTTPS callout No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
AAA-TM No Node-level Node-level Node-level Yes Yes
AppFlow No Node-level Node-level Node-level Node-Level Node-Level
Web Insight No No No No Yes Yes
HDX Insight No No No No Yes Yes
VMAC/VRRP No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
NetScaler Push No No No No No No
Stateful Connection Failover No No No No No No
Graceful Shutdown No No No No No No
DBS AutoScale No No No No Yes Yes
DSR using TOS No No No No No No
Finer Startup-RR Control Node-level Node-level Node-level Node-level Node-Level Node-Level
XML XSM No No No No No No
DHCP RA No No No No No No
Bridge Group No No Yes; Note: Supported from NetScaler 10.5 Build 52.1115.e onwards. Yes Yes Yes
Network Bridge No No No No No No
Web Interface on NetScaler appliance (WIonNS) No No No Yes (check FAQ); Note: Supported from NetScaler 11.0 Build 62.x onwards. Yes Yes
EdgeSight Monitoring No No No No Deprecated Deprecated
Metrics tables - Local No No No No No No
DNS Caching Node-level Node-level Node-level Node-level NodeLevel NodeLevel
Call Home Node-level Node-level Node-level Node-level Node Level Node Level
NetScaler Gateway ICA Proxy mode No No Node-level Yes Yes Yes
NetScaler Gateway (SSL VPN / full VPN and CVPN) No No Node-level Node-level Node Level Node Level
CloudBridge Connector No No No No No Yes
Policy Based Routing (PVR/PVR6) No No No No Yes Yes
Subscriber awarness No No No No No No
Dynamic Routing No No No Yes with v4 protocol support Yes with v6 protocols (ospfv3, RIPng, ISIS6, BGP6) support Yes with v6 protocols (ospfv3, RIPng, ISIS6, BGP6) support
SYSLOG-TCP, load balancing of syslog servers, SNIP support, and FQDN support for syslog No No No No No Yes

NetScaler appliance configurations supported from NetScaler 10 onwards

Load balancing, load balancing persistency, DNS load balancing, SIP, maxClient, Spillover (connection and dynamic), Spillover based on bandwidth, DataStream, Compression control, Content filtering, TCP buffering, Cache redirection, Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS), Client Keep-alive, Basic networking (IPv4 and IPv6), OSPF (IPv4 and IPv6), RIP (IPv4 and IPv6), RIP (IPv4 and IPv6), VLAN, ICMP, Fragmentation, MBF, ACL, Simple ACL, MSR, Path MTU discovery, IP-IP, SNMP, Policies (classic and advanced), Rewrite, Responder, HTTP callout, Web server logging, Audit logging (nslog and syslog), USIP, Location commands, HTML injection, NITRO API, AppExpert, KRPC.

NetScaler appliance configuration support in a cluster