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Implementing NetScaler VPX??? - Second Edition

By : Marius Sandbu
Book Image

Implementing NetScaler VPX??? - Second Edition

By: Marius Sandbu

Overview of this book

With a large demand for responsive websites and availability of services, IT administrators are faced with an ever-rising need for services that are optimized for speed. NetScaler VPX is a software-based virtual appliance that provides users with the comprehensive NetScaler feature set. Implementing apps and cloud-based services is much easier with its increased service performance and integrated security features. This book will give you an insight into all the new features that NetScaler VPX™ has to offer. Starting off with the basics, you will learn how to set NetScaler up and configure it in a virtual environment including the new features available in version 11, such as unified gateway and portal theme customization. Next, the book will cover how to deploy NetScalar on Azure and Amazon, and you will also discover how to integrate it with an existing Citrix infrastructure. Next, you will venture into other topics such as load balancing Microsoft and Citrix solutions, configuring different forms of high availability Global Server Load Balancing (GSLB), and network optimization. You will also learn how to troubleshoot and analyze data using NetScaler's extensive array of features. Finally, you will discover how to protect web services using an application firewall and will get to grips with other features such as HTTP, DOS, and AAA.
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Implementing NetScaler VPX™ Second Edition
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Load balancing StoreFront

StoreFront is the replacement for Web Interface and is included by default in XenDesktop 7. This deployment should be in place before you setting up a load-balanced service for StoreFront. StoreFront should be configured as part of a server group. More information about this can be found in the eDoc located at

Before we start configuring a load-balanced service for StoreFront, we need a monitor in place to verify that the StoreFront store is functioning and not just checking if it is responding on HTTP or HTTPS. NetScaler has a built-in monitor that we can use for this purpose, but we have to specify some additional parameters and create it first.

Go to Load Balancing | Monitors, and click on Add. On the right-hand side of the window, choose STOREFRONT from the list, and then go to the Special Parameters pane. Enter the name in the Store Name field, as shown in the following screenshot: