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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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Setting up an AAA vServer

Now we can create an AAA vServer to which the users are redirected. Go to the AAA | Application Traffic pane and click on Virtual Servers and click on Add.

Here under the settings we need to enter a name, IP address, and port number. By default, it is set to SSL and 443. Also, we have an optional parameter, which is the Authentication domain. Here we need to enter the FQDN of the AAA vServer if we want to use Forms-based authentication.

Forms-based authentication is an authentication mechanism that is wrapped around a combined HTTP and HTML code, where a user enters their user information in web forms and clicks on Submit.

If we click on the More button we will have some additional parameters, which are important to think about:

  • Failed login timeouts

  • Maximum login attempts

These define the number of times a user can try to authenticate against a vServer, and how long the user will be locked out if they have tried too many times. By default, these values are not set and...