- Setting Up NetScaler for XenApp/XenDesktop
- RISE Integration: NetScaler ADC and Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch
- Global Server Load Balancing (GSLB) Powered Zone Preference
A NetScaler appliance can provide load balanced, secure remote access to your XenApp/XenDesktop applications. You can use the NetScaler load balancing feature to distribute traffic across the XenApp/XenDesktop servers, and the NetScaler Gateway feature to provide secure remote access to the servers. NetScaler can also accelerate and optimize the traffic flow and offer visibility features that are useful for XenApp/XenDesktop deployments.
The configurations that are required to be performed on the NetScaler are consolidated in a wizard that simplifies the deployment. You can also apply the following preset configurations:
Optimization settings such as TCP profiles, compression, caching, and SSL quantum settings.
Security settings such as application firewall profiles and policies.
Visibility settings such as HDX Insight policies.
The above figure shows the components involved in this deployment:
NetScaler Gateway. Provides the URL for user access, and provides security by authenticating the users.
NetScaler load balancing virtual server. Load balances the traffic for the Web Interface or StoreFront servers. You can also deploy a load balancing virtual server in front of the XenApp/XenDesktop servers to load balance key components such as XML Broker and Desktop Delivery Controller (DDC) server.
Web Interface or StoreFront or Web Interface on NetScaler. Provides the interface through which you can access the applications.
XenApp/XenDesktop. Provides the applications that your users want to access.
Before using the wizard, make sure of the following:
XenApp/XenDesktop servers are configured and available.
Web Interface, StoreFront, or Web Interface on NetScaler servers are configured and available.
You have a working knowledge of NetScaler Gateway, NetScaler, XenApp, XenDesktop, and StoreFront/Web Interface/Web Interface on NetScaler. For more information, see "Citrix eDocs."
To set up the NetScaler for XenApp/XenDesktop by using the wizard
In the Optimization section, click Apply. The following configurations are executed internally:
TCP Profile > set vpn vserver ag_vsvr1 -tcpProfileName nstcp_default_XA_XD_profile > set servicegroup WI_servicegroup -tcpProfileName nstcp_default_XA_XD_profile > set servicegroup SF_servicegroup -tcpProfileName nstcp_default_XA_XD_profile > set servicegroup XA_Primary_Broker_servicegroup -tcpProfileName nstcp_default_XA_XD_profile > set servicegroup XA_Secondary_Broker_servicegroup -tcpProfileName nstcp_default_XA_XD_profile > set servicegroup XD_servicegroup -tcpProfileName nstcp_default_XA_XD_profile Compression > enable ns feature cmp > set servicegroup WI_servicegroup -cmp on > set servicegroup SF_servicegroup -cmp on > set servicegroup XA_Primary_Broker_servicegroup -cmp on > set servicegroup XA_Secondary_Broker_servicegroup -cmp on > set servicegroup XD_servicegroup -cmp on Caching > enable ns feature IC > add cache contentgroup cache_group_XA-XD > set cache parameter -memLimit 100 > add cache policy cache_pol1 -rule TRUE -action CACHE -storeInGroup cache_group_XA-XD > bind cache global XA_XD_10.102.87.108_cachepol -priority 10 -gotoPriorityExpression END -type REQ_DEFAULT SSL quantum settings > set ssl parameter -quantumSize 4 -sslTriggerTimeout 10 -encryptTriggerPktCount 10 -pushEncTriggerTimeout 10
In the Security section, click Apply.
In the Visibility section, click Apply. The following configurations are executed internally:
> enable feature Appflow > set vpn vserver ag_vsvr1 -appflowLog ENABLED