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NetScaler VPX Install and Web Interface


VPX Install

First you will need to download the latest VPX Appilance from http://www.citrix.com (a mycitrix is required)



You will also need to download the Web Interface components

You will need a VM with at least 4GB of RAM to support more than 3 Sites

Once you have imported the machine, Open the console to setup, you will prompt for the following:

IP Address

Subnet

Default Gateway

Once you have configured the IP Address, enter that into a browser. (Java Required)

You will get a login page simply type nsroot and nsroot, username and password

It is highly recommended to change the Default password

Install Citrix License

You will need to find the Interface on the NetScaler with the lowest MAC Address

Under the Network Folder, > Interfaces


Copy the lowest MAC address

Now go back to your mycitrix account and allocate a NetScaler License

Note if you want to use an Express License


Click on NetScaler VPX Express

About half way through the page you should find a link to Get License


It should be right in-between the Appliances and the Builds/Upgrade packages.

Run through the Allocation Wizard and download the new License file.


Expand the System Folder, and then select Licenses

At the Bottom left of the Frame you should see Manage Licenses…

Click Add… Select the license file you just created and Downloaded, Click Select

Click OK

The device will reboot for the license to take affect

Once it has rebooted, log back in


Expand System and Select Settings


Click on Configure modes


Make sure all the options from the above Screen shot are all checked.


Click Yes to the warning

Click Configure basic features

Make sure all the options from the above Screen shot are all checked.

Click Yes to the warning

Select Web Interface folder

Click On Web Interface

Click Install Web Interface

Click the Dropdown arrow to the right of “Browse (Appliance)” and select Local


Select nswi-1.3.tgz, and click Open


Select diablo-latte-freebsd6-amd64-1.6.0_07-b02.tar.bz2, and Click Open


Click Install,

(Note: if default to 25 sites you will have to have at least 4GB of RAM installed for the VPX otherwise this will error out.)


Web Interface Configuration

Login to the NetScaler and Expand the Web Interface Folder


Select Sites


    Click Add.. at the bottom of the Frame


Click Next


Enter the IP address of the Web Interface Server VIP. Check the Box Enable access through mobile receiver, Click Next


Enter in the XenApp servers here, Just the Data Collectors


    Click next, after you have entered all the Data Collectors






    Highlight the Web Interface Site you just created


    Click on the WebInterface.conf… link at the bottom of the Frame


    Remove the # from the beginning of the Line, and add your Domain Name removing everything else… Click Save


    You will receive a warning, Click Yes


    Click the Add Button at the Bottom of the Frame


    Click Next


    Select XenApp Service Site, Click the Dropdown for Virtual Server, and Select the previously Created Server, Note should be listening on port 80, Click Next


    Click the Add, and add all Data Collectors, Click Next


    Click Finish


    Click Exit

Select the PNA Site (XenApp Service Site)


    Click the config.xml… Button at the bottom of the Frame


    Change the <LogonMethod> from Prompt to Pass-Through, Click Save


    Click Yes to the Warning Message


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NetScaler Access Gateway Session Timeout


First log into your NetScaler, Navigate to your Session Profile you want to change the default Session Timeout.  The below screen shot we are extended the Default 20 minute Timeout to 4 Hours (240 Minutes)

Once we change the value on the NetScaler we need to change the Timeout value on the Web Interface Server(s).  Screen shot below shows the configuration Screen.

Also note if you are using a Load Balanced VIP for your Web Interface Servers (Highly Recommended if your not).  You will want to change the Persistent cookie timeout value to match.

 

Thanks for reading hope this helps

 

Citrix Web Interface 5.4.0


So a nice little feature (aka bug) I discovered in Web Interface 5.4 is client Deployment from local files vs. having to go to http://citrix.com to download the latest client.

The bug is it works for all OS’s except Windows which most people use.  The fast work around (Still trying to find the fix) is to do the following:

Under c:\Program file (x86)\Citrix\Web interface\5.4.0\Clients\Windows

Create a folder named “Online Plug-in”

Copy CitrixReceiver.exe and CitrixReceiverEnterprise.exe from c:\Program file (x86)\Citrix\Web interface\5.4.0\Clients\Windows\Receiver to c:\Program file (x86)\Citrix\Web interface\5.4.0\Clients\Windows\Online Plug-in
Rename CitrixReceiver.exe to CitrixOnlinePluginWeb.exe
Rename CitrixReceiverEnterprise.exe to CitrixOnlinePluginFull.exe

That’s it pretty simply work-a-round.  Thanks for Reading

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