About this course

Course type Specialist
Course code CNS2221
Duration 5 Days
Special Notices

Please note: This course is being replaced by CNS2222 'Citrix NetScaler 12.x Essentials and Unified Gateway'

Designed for students with little or no previous NetScaler, NetScaler Gateway or Unified Gateway experience, this course is best suited for individuals who will be deploying or managing NetScaler, NetScaler Gateway, or Unified Gateway environments.

What's New:

The course has been completely redeveloped and improves upon CNS-207: Implementing Citrix NetScaler 11 for App and Desktop Solutions via the following:

Improved course structure and flow to focus on NetScaler essentials for the first 3 days, and NetScaler Gateway and Unified Gateway features for the remaining 2.
A new lab environment, redesigned and built for enhanced performance.
Incorporated course feedback that has been gathered over the last year.
New content introduced throughout the course.

Part 1: NetScaler Essentials (Days 1-3)
Learn the skills required to implement NetScaler components including secure Load Balancing, High Availability, and NetScaler Management. At the end of the course students will be able to configure their NetScaler environments to address traffic delivery and management requirements including load balancing, availability, and NetScaler operation management.

Part 2: NetScaler Gateway and Unified Gateway (Days 4-5)
Learn the skills required to configure and manage NetScaler Gateway and Unified Gateway features, including how to implement Gateway components including NetScaler Gateway and Unified Gateway. At the end of the course students will be able to configure their NetScaler environments to address remote access requirements for Apps and Desktops.

Audience

Students interested in learning how to implement and manage the advanced NetScaler features using leading practices. Specifically:

  • Administrators
  • Implementers / Engineers
  • Architects

Certification Preparation

In addition to field experience, this course helps prepares candidates for the 1Y0-253: Implementing Citrix NetScaler 10.5 for App and Desktop Solutions exam. By passing the 1Y0-253: Implementing Citrix NetScaler 10.5 for App and Desktop Solutions exam, candidates will gain the Citrix Certified Associate - Networking (CCA-N).

Prerequisites

Citrix course materials are only available to delegates in e-courseware format. Delegates will be provided with instructions on how to access their e-courseware on day one of the event. Those delegates who are attending via either virtual or extended classroom will be required to provide either three monitors (to view courseware, labs and instructor demos simultaneously) or two monitors and a mobile device. Delegates will be required to have an active TCC (Training.Citrix.com) account in order to access course materials and labs.

Please set up Your TCC account up in advance of the course using the following link:

https://www.citrix.com/welcome/create-account/create-account-form.html

Please note: It is highly recommended that the delegate uses a personal email address (rather than company email) to set up their TCC account. If you do not wish to reference your company name when setting up your TCC account we recommend you use 'EDUCALC' as reference.

Should you encounter any issues in setting up your TCC account please ensure that you raise this directly with Citrix in advance of your event by visiting http://training.citrix.com then on the home page click, Help, then select Classroom Support, and submit a Critical or High priority request notifying Citrix of the course start date.

Technical Prerequisites

Recommended pre-requisite courses:

CNS-102 NetScaler Overview
Note: Students looking to expand their knowledge around NetScaler Traffic Management functionality are recommended to take CNS-220 (Citrix NetScaler Essentials and Traffic Management) instead of this class.

It is also recommended to gain a basic understanding of the following concepts and technologies:

  • Basic Networking
  • Windows and Linux Server administration
  • Experience with Citrix virtualization technologies, such as XenDesktop and XenApp
  • Experience with Microsoft SQL Server or enterprise database servers
  • Experience with Active Directory and Group Policy
  • Basic understanding of Microsoft Remote Desktop Services
  • Basic understanding of VPN concepts, including SSL encryption and certificates

This course is based on the Citrix NetScaler 11 product, but the skills and fundamental concepts learned are common to earlier product versions.

Delegates will learn how to

  • Identify the functionality and capabilities of the NetScaler
  • Explain basic NetScaler network architecture
  • Explain how SSL is used to secure the NetScaler
  • Configure Authentication and Authorization
  • Define End User Access and Experience
  • Integrate NetScaler Gateway with XenApp and XenDesktop
  • Integrate Unified Gateway with additional resources
  • Employ recommended tools and techniques to troubleshoot common NetScaler Gateway network and connectivity issues

Outline

Part 1

Getting Started

  • Introduction to the NetScaler System
  • TriScale
  • NetScaler Use Cases
  • NetScaler Functionality
  • NetScaler Overview
  • Product Features
  • NetScaler Operating System Overview
  • nCore Configuration Architecture
  • NetScaler File system
  • Deployment Scenarios
  • Logging in to the NetScaler System
  • NetScaler Licenses

Basic Networking

  • OSI Networking Model
  • NetScaler Architecture Overview
  • NetScaler-Owned IP Addresses
  • Network Topology
  • NetScaler Network Interfaces
  • Virtual Local Area Networks (VLANs)
  • IP Routing
  • Determining the Source IP Address
  • Packet Forwarding
  • Use Source IP Mode
  • Client-IP HTTP Header Insertion
  • Path MTU Discovery
  • Link Aggregation
  • Access Control Lists
  • Network Address Translation (NAT)

NetScaler Platforms

  • Architecture and General Concepts
  • Hardware Platforms
  • Hardware Components
  • MPX Overview
  • VPX Overview
  • CPX Overview
  • SDX Overview
  • Identify the unique capabilities and functionality of the NetScaler SDX platform
  • Identify the networking characteristics of the NetScaler SDX platform
  • Explain the process of provisioning and administration of NetScaler VPX instances on a NetScaler SDX appliance

High Availability

  • High Availability Functionality
  • High Availability Node Configuration
  • Propagation and Synchronization
  • Failover, Route Monitors, Fail Safe
  • Propagation, Synchronization
  • High Availability Management
  • Performing an Upgrade
  • Troubleshooting
  • Upgrading HA pair

Load Balancing

  • Local Load Balancing concepts
  • Naming conventions
  • Persistence
  • Service Types
  • LB Methods
  • Disabling Entities
  • Diagnostics/Troubleshooting
  • L4 vs L7 for TCP services
  • UDP ping vs L7
  • Monitor attributes
  • Built in L7 monitors
  • Monitors from Scripts
  • EAV Monitors
  • ECV Monitors
  • DataStream

SSL Offload

  • SSL and TLS
  • SSL Session Process
  • SSL Administration
  • SSL Offload Overview
  • SSL Attacks Overview
  • SSL Troubleshooting
  • Cipher Suites
  • Certificate Management
  • Feature and Benefits
  • Offload Performance
  • Deployment Scenarios
  • Citrix Recommendations for SSL

Securing the NetScaler

  • NetScaler Communication Ports
  • Overview of AAA
  • Authentication on the NetScaler
  • NetScaler Users
  • Command Policies
  • Admin Partitions

Monitoring, Management, and Troubleshooting

  • Monitoring Needs
  • NetScaler Log Management
  • Simple Network Management Protocol
  • AppFlow on the NetScaler System
  • NetScaler Insight Overview
  • NetScaler Command Center Overview
  • Network Traffic Capture using NSTRACE
  • Troubleshooting with Filter Expressions
  • Decoding SSL Traffic with Wireshark
  • Display NetScaler System Information

Part 2

Authentication and Authorization

  • System and AAA Users Groups
  • External Authentication
  • Authentication Actions and Policies
  • Authentication Configuration
  • Supported Authentication Types

Access Policies

  • Endpoint Analysis
  • Policy, Profiles, and Expressions
  • Pre-Authentication Policies and Profiles
  • Post-Authentication Policies
  • Endpoint Analysis Troubleshooting

End-User Access and Experience

  • Connection Methods
  • Endpoint Session Policies Settings
  • Timeout Settings
  • RDP Proxy
  • Clientless Access
  • VLAN Options

Gateway Services Load Balancing

  • SSL Offload Overview
  • Traffic Types
  • Ldap, HDX, StoreFront Load Balancing
  • Extended Content Verification (ECV) Monitoring

Integrating NetScaler with XenApp and XenDesktop

  • Required Firewall Rules
  • Web Interface or StoreFront Integration with NetScaler Gateway
  • WebFront Overview
  • Session Policies

Unified Gateway

  • NetScaler Unified Gateway Overview
  • NetScaler Unified Gateway Reference Architecture Review
  • Unified Gateway Key Features
  • Unified Gateway Topologies
Specialist Course

5 Days

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Citrix
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