Citrix NetScaler Load Balancer ICMP Response

Citrix NetScaler Load Balancer ICMP Response

A common practice when setting up Load Balancers and creating highly available services is the need to have a keep alive test to ensure the service is up and running well. In the world of Citrix NetScalers and high availability this practice does not always suit. The reason behind this is that the NetScaler will respond to ICMP echo requests on behalf of the vIP in the event that all the back end services are down unless you specifically specify otherwise. To resolve this follow these steps.

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Citrix NetScaler 10.5 Upgrade Bug (NetScaler Gateway)

Citrix NetScaler 10.5 Upgrade Bug (NetScaler Gateway)

Was upgrading the NetScalers from 10.1 to 10.5 and came across a bug that will be useful to know about.

Most people will customize the NetScaler Gateway interface to suit there customers needs. Back in the good old days this could be done using the rc.netscaler file on boot but not you have to create a tar file and ns_gui_custom folders. Quite a bit more work but will persist during reboots.

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How to turn off the Office 2013 Shadow Border on Citrix XenApp

How to turn off the Office 2013 Shadow Border on Citrix XenApp

I was getting Office 2013 sequenced using AppV 5 sp2 today and after following the Microsoft guide, publishing the application to the Citrix XenApp estate it was time to test. All was looking good initially then I took the app out of full screen mode, there was a big blue border round all of the applications. So, the fix…

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MobileIron VSP HA (High Availability) with Citrix NetScaler

MobileIron VSP HA (High Availability) with Citrix NetScaler

I have been working with a colleague on implementing a highly available mobile solution. Whilst there are a number of different options to achieve this this article will focus on setting up the load balancing for the public facing URL’s used with MobileIron.

You will still need to set up your MobileIron VSP’s to replicate and sync

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Setting Up NetScaler GSLB To Load Balance Access Gateway

Setting Up NetScaler GSLB To Load Balance Access Gateway

There is not many step by step guides out there on setting it all up with images and explanations so I thought I would write a guide on setting it up. Hopefully this should help some of you out there

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SQL Mirroring and Automatic Failover using a Citrix NetScaler

SQL Mirroring and Automatic Failover using a Citrix NetScaler

Most people running a Citrix environment will have a NetScaler sitting somewhere on the estate so I started to take a look at the NetScaler DataStream functionality hoping this would provide the answer, and it did!

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How to present Citrix XenMobile 8.6 and AppController 2.9 Externally from a single IP Address

How to present Citrix XenMobile 8.6 and AppController 2.9 Externally from a single IP Address

I was building a Citrix XenMobile and AppController Poc for a demo and came across an issue when presenting the entire solution externally via a single IP address. ┬áNormally you…

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