Product Documentation

Saving the NetScaler Gateway Configuration

Feb 21, 2014

You can save your current configuration on NetScaler Gateway to a computer in your network, view the current running configuration, and compare the saved and running configurations.

To save the configuration on NetScaler Gateway

  1. In the configuration utility, above the details pane, click the Save icon and then click Yes.

To view and save the configuration file on NetScaler Gateway

The saved configuration are the settings that are saved in a log file on NetScaler Gateway, such as settings for virtual servers, policies, IP addresses, users, groups, and certificates.

When you configure settings on NetScaler Gateway, you can save the settings to a file on your computer. If you need to reinstall the NetScaler Gateway software or you accidentally remove some settings, you can use this file to restore your configuration. If you need to restore the settings, you can copy the file to NetScaler Gateway and restart the appliance by using the command-line interface or a program, such as WinSCP, to copy the file to NetScaler Gateway.

  1. In the configuration utility, on the Configuration tab, in the navigation pane, expand System and then click Diagnostics.
  2. In the details pane, under View Configuration, click Saved configuration.
  3. In the Saved Configuration dialog box, click Save output text to a file, name the file, and then click Save.
    Note: Citrix recommends saving the file using the file name ns.conf.

To view the current running configuration

Any changes to NetScaler Gateway that occur without an effort to save them is called the running configuration. These settings are active on NetScaler Gateway, but are not saved on the appliance. If you configured additional settings, such as a policy, virtual server, users, or groups, you can view these settings in the running configuration.

  1. In the configuration utility, on the Configuration tab, in the navigation pane, expand System and then click Diagnostics.
  2. In the details pane, under View Configuration, click Running configuration.

To compare the saved and running configuration

You can see which settings are saved on the appliance and compare those settings against the running configuration. You can choose to save the running configuration or make changes to the configuration.

  1. In the configuration utility, on the Configuration tab, in the navigation pane, expand System and then click Diagnostics.
  2. In the details pane, under View Configuration, click Saved v/s running.