Configure edge mode

When deployed at the edge of a network, the NetScaler appliance dynamically learns about the servers on that network. Edge mode enables the appliance to dynamically learn about up to 40,000 HTTP servers and proxy TCP connections for these servers.

This mode turns on the collection of statistics for the dynamically learned services and is typically used in transparent deployments for cache redirection.

Enable edge mode by using the CLI

At the command prompt, type the following commands to enable edge mode and verify the setting:

-  enable ns mode Edge  
-  show ns mode  

Example:

> enable ns mode edge
 Done

> show ns mode

        Mode                           Acronym              Status
        -------                        -------              ------
          ...
          ...
          ...
 6)     MAC-based forwarding           MBF                  ON
 7)     Edge configuration             Edge                 ON
 8)     Use Subnet IP                  USNIP                OFF
          ...
          ...
          ...
 16)    Bridge BPDUs                   BridgeBPDUs          OFF
 Done

Enable edge mode by using the GUI

  1. In the navigation pane, expand System, and then click Settings.
  2. In the details pane, under Modes and Features, click Configure modes.
  3. In Configure Modes dialog box, select the check box next to the Edge Configuration, and then click OK.
  4. In Enable/Disable Feature(s)? dialog box, click Yes.

Configure edge mode