CNS-219: Citrix NetScaler Traffic Management

Course Description

Learn the skills required to configure and manage NetScaler Citrix Traffic Management features, including Content Switching, Traffic Optimization, and Global Server Load Balancing.

Target Audience

Students interested in learning how to implement and manage NetScaler features using leading practices. Specifically: • Administrators • Implementers / Engineers • Architects


CNS-222 Citrix NetScaler Essentials and Unified Gateway


Online Live
2 Day

Course Outline

1 – AppExpert Classic Policy Engine

Understand the basics of the NetScaler classic policy engine.
Describe the NetScaler content-filtering feature and how to configure it.

2 – AppExpert Default Policy Engine

Describe Default Policy including basic components.
Discuss the syntax of Default Policy expression.
Utilize Actions in policy expression evaluation.
Distinguish key attributes of policy binding and bind types.
Construct and manage Default Policies with AppExpert.

3 – Rewrite, Responder, and URL Transform

Describe what the Rewrite feature of NetScaler does and explain how it works.
Discuss the functionality of Responder policies and how to configure them.
Apply the benefits of using URL Transformation.

4 – Content Switching

Explain Content Switching and how it works.
Discuss the importance of a Content-Switching VServer.
Distinguish what Content-Switching policies are and how to use them.
Understand what rule precedence is and the way it affects policies.

5 – Optimization

Implement traffic compression in a NetScaler environment.
Understand the benefits of caching in a NetScaler environment.
Utilize Front End Optimization to render the web browser more efficient.

6 – Global Server Load Balancing

Describe the Global Server Load Balancing feature.
Deploy Domain Name System to support GSLB.
Implement GSLB in a NetScaler environment.
Utilize Content Switching to implement GSLB.
Understand GSLB Metric Exchange Protocol and Monitoring.
Customize the GSLB Configuration.

7 – Clustering (Optional)

Understand the NetScaler Clustering feature.
Identify methods for managing and configuring a NetScaler Cluster.
Discuss options for troubleshooting the NetScaler Cluster.