NetScaler Unified Gateway – Native Receiver

NetScaler unified gateway is one of the great new features in NS version 11. If you’ve worked with some of the more advanced features, then you may be familiar with one of the more common requests: Make a NetScaler Gateway (CAG) the target vServer of a content switching vServer. Fortunately, this is exactly what Unified Gateway does – essentially, Unified Gateway is a content switching vServer with one of the possible target vServers as a non-addressable … Read more…

NetScaler SSL vServer and CookieInsert

The Citrix NetScaler is a great load balancer with numerous options when it comes to the backend loadbalancing method and persistence settings. Here are the available persistence settings based on the type of vServer: Persistence Type HTTP HTTPS TCP UDP/IP SSL_Bridge Source IP YES YES YES YES YES CookieInsert YES YES NO NO NO SSL Session ID NO YES NO NO YES URL Passive YES YES NO NO NO Custom Server ID YES YES NO … Read more…

Microsoft TMG EOL – Replace with Citrix NetScaler

As you may already know, Microsoft has decided to mark its Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG – formerly ISA Server) product as end of life. Primary development on it stopped back in September of 2012 and mainstream support ended in April of 2015. The Microsoft TMG product has been around since 1997 under a few different names – Microsoft Proxy Server, Microsoft ISA Server, and currently Forefront Threat Management Gateway. It provides multiple protections using forward\reverse proxy, … Read more…

Customize NetScaler 10

Customize NetScaler 10 I have been meaning to create this post for some time – when NetScaler 10.1 was released, there was some confusion around the best method to customize the interface. The previous method involved using scripts to copy the customized files at boot time – see http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX122271 for details. I know many people are already on NetScaler 11, but for those that have not yet upgraded and are still on 10.5 this should be … Read more…