IT TRAINING

Citrix CNS-208 – NetScaler 10 Essentials for ACE Migration

In this course you will gain the skills and fundamental concepts to migrate from a Cisco ACE ADC to NetScaler as well as implementing, configuring, optimizing, and troubleshooting a NetScaler system.

Who needs to attend

Who needs to attend?
This course is aimed at networking professionals, new to the NetScaler platform, and anyone who migrate or consider migration from Cisco ACE appliances.

what you will learn

What you will learn
Upon completion you will know how to:

  • Capabilities and functionality of the NetScaler
  • Basic NetScaler network architecture
  • Obtain, install, and manage NetScaler licenses
  • How SSL is used to secure the NetScaler
  • Implement NetScaler TriScale technology, including clustering
  • Configure advanced load balancing and GSLB on the NetScaler system
  • Optimize the NetScaler system for traffic handling and management
  • Customize the NetScaler system for traffic flow and content-specific requirements
  • Monitor and report through native NetScaler logging tools
  • Recommended tools and techniques to troubleshoot common NetScaler network and connectivity issues
  • Similarities and differences between the features of ACE and NetScaler
  • Key steps in migrating from an ACE appliance to a NetScaler system
Prerequisites

Prerequisite
Students need to have:

  • Good knowledge of TCP/IP and HTTP protocols
  • Experience with network devices, networking protocols, and aspects of application and site architecture
  • Experience with the Cisco ACE 4710 Appliance or ACE 10, 20, or 30 Service Module
  • Moderate exposure to UNIX or Linux
  • Familiarity with web server technologies
  • Knowledge of network security threats and site protection concepts
Course outline

Course Outline

1. Getting Started
NetScaler Overview
Introduction to the NetScaler System
NetScaler Functionality
NetScaler Operating System
Hardware Platforms
Hardware Components
Planning a NetScaler Deployment
Deployment Scenarios
TriScale
NetScaler Configuration
Logging in to the NetScaler System
NetScaler Licenses
2. Basic Networking
OSI Networking Model
NetScaler Architecture
Packet Forwarding
NetScaler-Owned IP Addresses
NetScaler IP Address
Sending a Client IP Address to Servers
Virtual Local Area Networks
Network Address Translation
3. Basic Load Balancing
Configure Basic Load Balancing
Services Configuration Overview
Virtual Servers Creation
Services Bound to a Virtual Server
Configuration Verification
Load Balancing Methods
Service Weights
Session Persistence Methods
Service Level Monitors
4. High Availability
High Availability Functionality
High Availability Node Configuration
Propagation and Synchronization
High Availability Management
5. Policies and Expressions
Policies Overview
Policy Basics
Basic Policy Components
Policy Bindings
Policy Priorities
Hypertext Transfer Protocol
Expression Structures
Wildcards
Context-Sensitive Fields
Simple Expressions
Compound Expressions
Advanced Policy Conversion
6. Content Switching
Basics of Content Switching
Configure a Load Balancing Setup for Content Switching
Content Switching Policies
Content Switching Rule Precedence without Priority Specified
Content Switching Rule Precedence with Priority Specified
Connection Tuning
IPv6
DNS and the NetScaler
IP Routing
Link Load Balancing
SIP Load Balancing
Custom Load
Persistence and Persistence Connections
Load Balancing Configuration Protection
Load Balancing Setup Management
Traffic Management
7. Global Server Load Balancing (GSLB)
GSLB Deployment Methods
GSLB Concepts
GSLB DNS Methods
Implementing Static GSLB
Metric Exchange Protocol
Configuring Site-to-Site Communication
Customizing the GSLB Configuration
GSLB Persistence
Monitoring GSLB Services
Protecting the GSLB Setup Against Failure
Implementing GSLB Failover for Disaster Recovery
8. Clustering
Features Supported by Clustering
How Clustering Works
Cluster Synchronization
Cluster Connections
Cluster Communication Interfaces
Striped and Spotted IP Addresses
Traffic Distribution
Cluster and Node States
NetScaler Cluster Set up
NetScaler Cluster Traffic Distribution Mechanisms
NetScaler Cluster Management
NetScaler Cluster Troubleshooting
9. Security and Authentication
SSL
SSL Administration
SSL Keys
Digital Certificates
Certificate Signing Request
SSL Certificates
Certificate Generation
Certificate Key Pairs
NetScaler System Communication
Front-End SSL
Front-End SSL_TCP
Securing Traffic
SSL_Bride
SSL Termination Points
SSL Offload
Configuring SSL Offload
Advanced SSL Settings
Hardware Compliance
Authentication Setup
AAA for Traffic Management
SAML 2.0 Consumer Support
Enhanced NTLMv2 Support
Authentication Policy Creation
Single Sign-On Setup
LDAP Authentication
Detailed Access Control Lists Configuration
Extended Access Control Lists
Creation and Removal of Access Control Lists
SYN, SSL Renegotiation, TLS Man-in-the-Middle, and DoS Protection
Client Traffic Management Based on Traffic Rate
10. Rewrite, Responder, and URL Transformation
Packet Processing Flow
Policies
Policy Process Evaluation Flow
Identifying Advanced Policy Expressions
Actions
Bind Points
Policy Labels
Pattern Sets
Typecasting
Rewrite, Responder, and URL Transform
Configuring Rewrite Policies and Actions
Configuring Responder Policies and Actions
Configuring URL Transformation Policies and Actions
11. Optimizing Traffic
Compression
Integrated Caching
Reverse-Proxy-Cache Configuration
Content Groups
Cache Selectors and Policies
Caching Static and Dynamic Content
Request and Response Process Flow
Cache Policies and Cache Expressions
Action Analytics
Evaluation Order
Built-In Policies
Graceful Cache Configuration Changes
Cache Content Groups
FlashCache
Caching Management
AppExpert Templates
Terminology
Methodology
Advanced Monitoring
Monitoring Needs
Simple Network Management Protocol
Dashboard
Citrix Command Center
Reporting Tools
NetScaler Log Management
Audit Logging
Configuring NetScaler for Audit Logging
Configuring an Audit Logging Server
Global Auditing Parameters
Configuring Auditing Policies
Monitoring Methods
Reporting Tools
Monitoring Needs
Simple Network Management Protocol
Configure SMNPv1 and SMNPv2
AppFlow on the NetScaler
AppFlow Collectors and EdgeSight Monitoring
AppFlow Actions and EdgeSight Monitoring
Third-Party Collectors
12. Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting Methodology
Troubleshooting Resources
Troubleshooting Tools
Troubleshooting Network Issues
Troubleshooting Hardware Issues
Load Balancing Issues
Authentication, Authorization, and Access (AAA) Issues
SSL Troubleshooting
SSL Offload Troubleshooting
Policy Troubleshooting
High Availability Troubleshooting
13. ACE Migration
Review of Cisco Load Balancers and Terminology
Application Delivery Networking Terminology
Cisco Load Balancing Terminology
Physical Deployments
Cisco Data Centre Integration
Networking Terminology
Deploying NetScaler to Replace ACE
SSL Service Options
Choosing NetScaler Replacement Hardware
Best Design and Deployment Practices
Port an ACE Deployment to a NetScaler Platform
ACE Conversion Tool (ACT)
Translating CLI from ACE to Netscaler
Added Customer Benefits

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