Month: December 2016

XenDesktop EDT over NetScaler – Benchmarking

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With build 11.1, 51 Citrix released support for EDT over NetScaler. Which I have blogged about before which excels in situations where latency is high, packet loss is at a minimum. EDT Networking deep dive –> http://msandbu.org/benchmarking-adaptive-transport-for-hdx/ Enabling EDT in NetScaler –> http://msandbu.org/enabling-remote-hdx-enlightment-data-transport-in-netscaler-11-1-build-51/…

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DNS Security with NetScaler

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With NetScaler build 51, Citrix introduced DNS Security Options which allows for simple defining security policies against DNS endpoints on NetScaler. The DNS Options are split into different options. Cache Poisioning Protection DNS DDoS Protection Manage Exception (whitelist / blacklist) servers Prevent random…

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Remote Access to XenApp Express / Essentials

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Now even if the XenApp Express “Essentials” hasn’t been released yet, there are some tiny bits of information available, and the piece I’m going to talk about is remote access. So let us picture the regular Citrix Cloud setup where we have our…

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SSL and TCP Insight on NetScaler MAS

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With the latest release of NetScaler MAS 11.1 build 51, Citrix now has some cool new enhancements to the Insight Module which allows us for instance to monitor SSL Transactions/Ciphers/Protocol and such under Web Insight so we can see more in detail how…

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What’s new in NetScaler 11.1 build 51 + NetScaler MAS

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Today Citrix, released new anticated versions of the NetScaler and NetScaler MAS firmware, which is now on build 11.1 build 51, and contains a lot of cool new features! What’s new in NetScaler 11.1 Build 51In this version of NetScaler it has some…

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Enabling Remote HDX Enlightment Data Transport in NetScaler 11.1 Build 51

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So with the recent release of NetScaler 11.1 – build 51, Citrix released support for Enlightend Data Transport which is a new feature in XenDesktop 7.12 which now also supports NetScaler in this new release. In order to leverage the protocol there are…

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Setting up WebSocket access on Citrix NetScaler

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When setting up my internal Rancher Master Service I noticed that I was getting some wierd timeout values in the UI, the management console acted gray and it went extremly slow when accessing it externally. After starting up Developer mode in Google Chrome…

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Microsoft Intune and Citrix NetScaler integration

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So with the upcoming release of the NetScaler 11.1  build 51, it will now finally support Intune integration which I have been waiting on for some time now. This new feature allows for Conditional access against on-premises web applications like SharePoint and such….

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TCP Fast OPEN – Citrix NetScaler

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TCP Fast Open (TFO) is a TCP mechanism that enables speedy data exchange between a client and a server during TCP’s initial handshake. By using the TFO mechanism, you can reduce an application’s network latency by the time required for one full round…

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Citrix NetScaler and Action Analysis to limit user connection to a website

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So this is something that I was tasked with a couple of weeks ago, where a customer was having issues with their network bandwidth to their website was exhausted because of a sophisticated DoS attach which seemed like a regular HTTP request, but…

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