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#Netscaler Insight and Integration with #XenDesktop Director – via @msandbu

November 15, 2013 Leave a comment

Great blog post by Marius! 🙂

This is another one of Citrix hidden gems, Netscaler Insight. This product has been available from Citrix some time now, but with the latest update in became alot more useful. Insight is an virtual applance from Citrix which gathers AppFlow data and statistics from Netscaler to show performance data, kinda like old Edgesight. (NOTE: In order to use this functionality against Netscaler it requires atleast Netscaler Enterprise or Platinum)

Insight has two specific functions, called Web Insight and HDX insight.
Web Insight shows traffic related to web-traffic, for instance how many users, what ip-adresses, what kind of content etc. 
HDX Insight is related to Access Gateway functionality of Citrix to show for instance how many users have accessed the solution, what kind of applications have they used, what kind of latency did the clients have to the netscaler etc.

You can download this VPX from mycitrix under Netscaler downloads, important to note as of now it is only supported on Vmware and XenServer (They haven’t mentioned any support coming for Hyper-V but I’m guessing its coming.

The setup is pretty simple like a regular Netscaler we need to define an IP-address and subnet mask (Note that the VPX does not require an license since it will only gather data from Netscaler appliances that have a platform license and it does not work on regular Netscaler gateways)

After we have setup the Insight VPX we can access it via web-gui, the username and password here is the same as Netscaler nsroot & nsroot

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After this is setup we need to enable the insight features, we can start by setting up HDX insight, here we need to define a expression that allows all Gateway traffic to be gathered. 
Here we just need to enable VPN equals true. We can also add mulitple Netscalers here, if you have a cluster or HA setup we need to add both nodes.

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After we have added the node, just choose configure on the node and choose VPN from the list and choose expression true.

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#Citrix #NetScaler Insight (NI) – Citrix TV videos

February 20, 2013 Leave a comment

#Citrix #NetScaler Insight 1.0 GA unleashed!!

December 7, 2012 Leave a comment

Ok, here it is! 🙂

Here is the Citrix blog about it;

NetScaler Insight 1.0 Beta has been received with great excitement and with a huge response from a range of customers and field.

Some were waiting for a product like NetScaler Insight since years, some wanted to see what AppFlow can do, some were taken away by the ease of configuration, whereas some ended up writing about ithttp://blog.itvce.com/?p=3101 & http://blog.itvce.com/?p=3167.

With the support and detailed feedback received from 1.0 Beta participants incorporated, we bring you theNetScaler Insight 1.0 GA!!

NetScaler Insight 1.0 brings following key features to the table:

  • Centralized Dashboard
  • Real time and Historical stats
  • Layer 3 to Layer 7 stats
  • Complete Application Stats
  • Response time measurement
  • Client/Server Statistics
  • URL level stats with Waterfall
  • HTTP request/response analytics
  • Debugging and troubleshooting
  • Few click setup and configuration
  • NITRO API support for Automation
  • Add NetScaler under Inventory with SNIP
  • Access NetScaler Insight using hostname/IP address

People have been enthralled with what it can do. Don’t miss a chance to experience it yourself!

Download Link:

NetScaler Insight 1.0 GA

//Richard

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