By partitioning a NetScaler appliance, you are in-effect creating multiple instances of a single NetScaler appliance. Each instance has its own configurations and the traffic of each of these partitions is isolated from the other by assigning each partition a dedicated VLAN.
A partitioned NetScaler has one default partition and the admin partitions that are created. To set up an admin partition, you must first create a partition with the relevant resources (memory, maximum bandwidth, and connections). Then, specify the users that can access the partition and the level of authorization for each of the users on the partition.
Finally, assign a VLAN to the partition so that the traffic for that partition is isolated and segregated.
Citrix recommends that you bind only tagged VLANs to partitions. This ensures that control traffic packets (for example, LACP, LLDP, and xSTP packets) are handled in the default partition.
Rate limits for an admin partition are as follows:
Note: When the bandwidth and number of connections crosses the threshold value, if SNMP is configured, traps will be sent with the relevant information.
On the command prompt, do the following:
add ns partition <partitionName> [-maxBandwidth <positive_integer>] [-maxConn <positive_integer>] [-maxMemLimit <positive_integer>]
Note: Check the rate limiting content provided above for tips to update the maximum memory limit, maximum bandwidth, and maximum number of connections.
bind system user <name> -partitionName <string>
bind system user <name> <policyName> <priority>
add vlan <id>
bind vlan <id> -ifnum <interface>
Note: When a VLAN is bound to an admin partition, its IP address bindings are lost. To make sure that the VLAN continues to have the IP address, create the IP address on the admin partition and then bind it to that VLAN.
add bridgegroup <id>
bind bridgegroup <id> -vlan <id>
bind ns partition <partitionName> -vlan <positive_ integer>
bind ns partition <partitionName> -bridgegroup <positive_ integer>
show ns partition <partitionName>
save ns config
On the Configuration tab of the graphical user interface: