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Consolidation with Dedicated Interfaces for Each Instance

In the following example, the instances are part of multiple networks. Interface 0/1 is assigned to the Management Service, which is part of the internal 10.1.1.x network. Citrix NetScaler instances 2 and 3 are part of the 10.1.200.x network (VLAN 100), and Citrix NetScaler instances 4 and 5 are part of the 10.1.3.x network (VLAN 200).

Optionally, you can configure an NSVLAN on all of the instances.

The following figure illustrates the above use case.

Figure 1. Network topology of an SDX appliance with Citrix NetScaler instances in multiple networks

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The SDX appliance is connected to a switch. Make sure that VLAN IDs 100 and 200 are configured on the switch port to which port 1/1 on the appliance is connected.

The following table lists the names and values of the parameters used for provisioning Citrix NetScaler instances 5 and 3 in this example.

Parameter Name Values for Instance 5 Values for Instance 3
Name vpx5 vpx3
IP Address 10.1.3.2 10.1.200.2
Netmask 255.255.255.0 255.255.255.240
Gateway 10.1.3.1 10.1.200.1
XVA File NS-VPX-XEN-10.0-51.308.a_nc.xva NS-VPX-XEN-10.0-51.308.a_nc.xva
Feature License Platinum Platinum
Admin Profile ns_nsroot_profile ns_nsroot_profile
User Name vpx5 vpx3
Password Sdx root
Confirm Password Sdx root
Shell/Sftp/Scp Access True True
Total Memory (MB) 2048 2048
#SSL Chips 1 1
Throughput (Mbps) 1000 1000
Packets per second 1000000 1000000
CPU Shared Shared
Interface 1/1 and 10/4 1/1 and 1/5
NSVLAN 200 100
Add (interface) 1/1 1/1
Tagged Interface Select Tagged Select Tagged

To provision Citrix NetScaler instances 5 and 3 as shown in this example

  1. On the Configuration tab, in the navigation pane, expand NetScaler Configuration, and then click Instances.
  2. In the Citrix NetScaler instances pane, click Add.
  3. In the Provision NetScaler Wizard follow the instructions in the wizard to set the parameters to the values shown in the above table.
  4. Click Create, and then click Close. The Citrix NetScaler instance you provisioned appears in the Citrix NetScaler instances pane.

Consolidation with Dedicated Interfaces for Each Instance