Product Documentation

Configuring Edge Mode

Aug 31, 2016

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 off collection of statistics for the dynamically learned services and is typically used in transparent deployments for cache redirection.

To enable edge mode by using the command line interface

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

  • enable ns mode Edge
  • show ns mode


> enable ns mode edge 
> 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 

To enable edge mode by using the configuration utility

  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.