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Setting Up Citrix NetScaler 10.5 and install SSL Certificate

Citrix NetScaler  Citrix NetScaler 10.5 Setup – Citrix Systems

In the following article we will show you how to configure this new NetScaler,  and installing a SSL certificate.

Make sure there is a license file for the NetScaler and that there are at least three IP addresses available for the configuration, before beginning with the installation and confihuration. A SSL certificate is needed by The Access Gateway function, make sure you can create a SSL certificate by a Certificate Authprity (CA) and that there is an external DNS record in place.


Open the Citrix NetScaler console on the hypervisor after turning on the NetScaler. Fill the needed IP address’s data. Save and quit, after that the NetScaler will reboot. Open a browser to the NSIP address, after rebooting the Net Scaler. Login with the user name and password “nsroot”. Click on the second step, Subnet IP Address. Fill it and click Done. To configure Host name, DNS IP Address, and Time Zone, go on step 3. Fill in the required data and again click Done. Upload license file from a local PC if you have it and click Browse. In the end, click Reboot.

Installing a SSL certificate

Installation of the SSL certifate is the next step. In the browser, type Traffic Management > SSL and click on the Create RSA Key. Fill in the required data and click OK. Click on the Create CSR (Certificate Signing Request), and fill in the required data. Also type the required data on the bottom of the page and click OK. Click on Manage Certificates / Keys / CSRs, to download the request file. Next, select the request file and click Download.

Copy all text from the opened request file with Notepad. To create the key or re-key an existing certificate by pasting the text from the request file, go to your Certificate Authority. Download the certificate, after creating it. Next, browse to Traffic Management > SSL > Certificates and click on Install.

Now you should have Citrix NetScaler all set up.

Article written by: Hadiqa Fatima

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Using Citrix VDI-in-a-Box 5.2 or VDI Controller Advantages

Firewall system. Computer Network.What is Citrix VDI-in-a-Box 5.2?

Citrix VDI-in-a-box functions as a VDI controller. It sits as a VM appliance, in your data center, and tosses sessions between a breathtaking number of devices; Microsoft Hyper-V 2008 R2, VMware 5.0 update 1+, Citric XenCenter 6.1 hypervisor, and many others. Citrix uses an enhancement of RDP protocols by Microsoft, HDX protocol. With Citrix VDI-in-a-box you cannot virtualize hot sessions for non-Windows operating systems, and you will need a Microsoft volume licensing agreement to have Windows virtual licensed desktops available to you, a DHCP server, data store, and a naming convention for hosted Virtual Machines.

Although both companies, Citrix and VMware, have extra products, VMware native instance image considerations still lead a bit. Once you get the images correctly installed, you will have to license these; has a different licensing constraint. To prevent resource drainage during peak events, like a remote meeting time or morning start up time, Citrix allows VDI-in-a-box to be configured. For Citrix running Citrix VDI, Citrix recommended server infrastructure descriptions are less detailed than VMware. This might be due to the fact that Citrix runs as a connection broker over various different flexible hypervisor families, Whereas VMware Horizon View is run in a more controlled environment.

Images are delivered to remote based and local desktops without a hitch, and the draft images allow you to choose either Citrix HDX protocol or Microsoft’s RDP protocol. For a dramatic effect, high latency connections or low speed, you can also limit colour depth. You can also choose between hosted VMs use of network or device disks, smart cards, printers, or USB devices.

Security concerns are outside the scope of this product and should be buttoned down before the installation; Citrix VDI-in-a-box facilitates multiple hypervisor family platforms. Chances of misuse seem to be very limited as most organizations use the best security practices.




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