Product Documentation

Enabling Data Collection for Monitoring CloudBridge Appliances and NetScaler Gateway Appliances in Double-Hop Mode

May 12, 2015

After you add the CloudBridge appliance to the inventory, you must enable AppFlow on NetScaler Insight Center to start collecting the reports.

On the branch appliance

  1. On the Configuration tab, click Inventory.
  2. From the inventory list, select the IP address of the CloudBridge appliance on which you want to enable data collection.
  3. On the Configure CloudBridge screen, select AppFlow to enable data collection, and choose TCP for HDX to collect information for ICA traffic.

On the datacenter appliance

  1. On the Configuration tab, click Inventory.
  2. From the inventory list, select the IP address of the CloudBridge appliance on which you want to enable data collection.
  3. On the Configure CloudBridge screen, select AppFlow to enable data collection, and choose TCP for WANOpt, HDX, and TCP for HDX to collect information for ICA traffic.

On the NetScaler Gateway appliance

If you enable NetScaler Insight Center to start collecting the ICA details from both the NetScaler Gateway appliances the collected details are redundant. That is, both appliances report the same metrics. To correct this situation, enable AppFlow for ICA on the first NetScaler Gateway appliance, and then enable AppFlow for TCP on the second appliance. One appliance then exports ICA AppFlow records, and the other exports TCP AppFlow records. This arrangement also reduces processing time for parsing the ICA traffic.

Enabling Connection Chaining on CloudBridge Appliances

If the network topology includes both CloudBridge and NetScaler Gateway appliances, you must enable connection chaining on the CloudBridge appliances.

To enable connection chaining by using the command line interface

  1. Enable connection chaining

    enable connection-chaining

    Example:
    Admin> enable connection-chaining 
    Done 
    admin> show connection-chaining 
    Connection Chaining :    on 
    Done 
    admin> disable connection-chaining 
    Done 
    admin> show connection-chaining 
    Connection Chaining :    off 
    Done 
    

To enable connection chaining by using the console

> Tcp.ConnectionChaining 
Tcp.ConnectionChaining off 
> Tcp.ConnectionChaining on 
> Tcp.ConnectionChaining 
Tcp.ConnectionChaining on