You can configure the NetScaler appliance to operate transparently between MSSQL clients and servers, and to only log or analyze details of all client-server transactions. Transparent mode is designed so that the NetScaler appliance only forwards MSSQL requests to the server, and then relays the server's responses to the clients. As the requests and responses pass through the appliance, the appliance logs information gathered from them, as specified by the audit logging or AppFlow configuration, or collects statistics, as specified by the Action Analytics configuration. You do not have to add database users to the appliance.
When operating in transparent mode, the NetScaler appliance does not perform load balancing, content switching, or connection multiplexing for the requests. However, it responds to a client's pre-login packet on behalf of the server so that it can prevent encryption from being agreed upon during the pre-login handshake. The login packet and subsequent packets are forwarded to the server.
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