Netscaler Gateway and content switching

today is the day! Citrix annonced earlier today a new enhacement release for Netscaler Gateway which allows us to use Netscaler Gateway together with Content Switching.

This means that we can have a Gateway vServer together with content switching policy. So when we create a Netscaler gateway together with content switching we need to define content switching policies. For instance if we have the vServer gateway 10.0.0.1 and we have two content switching policies for the URLS /zm/ and /xm/ will point to a load balanced vServer. Others urls which are not being catched by a content switching policy will be redirected to the Gateway vServer.

So the content switching rules are checked first, before it goes on with session policies for the gateway vServer.

Now another thing that is cool with this release is that it supports SSO to RD solutions.

So this is the new screen when we create a new vServer.

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We have the RDP info setup directly here. And we can also define CS policy bindings. So I can add a new content switching policy and add it to the vServer

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And as I mentioned these rules will be evaluated before session policies.

But note that this is an enhacement build, and should/can be used for testing you can read more about the e versions here –> http://blogs.citrix.com/2013/03/29/citrix-access-gateway-demystifying-the-e-releases/

You can download the new build from citrix downloads here —> https://www.citrix.com/downloads/netscaler-adc/virtual-appliances/netscaler-vpx-release-105e.html

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3 Comments

  1. Thank you, i was being blind. I have spotted it. I understand now that the cag actually becomes a content switcher also. Very cool!

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