With over 3,000 features, when it comes to NetScaler, no question is a silly question. If you’ve got a question, chances are we’ve probably been asked it before, so here’s our pick of the common FAQ’s.

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What is NetScaler VPX express? +

NetScaler VPX Express is the free full Platinum virtual appliance available to download and use on an annual license basis, it is limited to One Mbps throughput so only suitable for very small test or learning environments.

What is NetScaler content switching? +

NetScaler Content Switching functionality is L4-L7 load balancing this enables a NetScaler Content Switching vserver to make flexible load balancing decisions based on policies that can be triggered by specific client application requests, server responses or session specific variables like source IP and Cookie information.  

What is NetScaler ICA proxy? +

NetScaler and NetScaler Gateway provide full SSL VPN capabilities. NetScaler ICA Proxy mode is a specific mode of operation to support secure remote access to Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop only. All a client endpoint needs is the Citrix Receiver application installed. This mode of operation supports all endpoint types. 

What is NetScaler load balancer? +

Citrix NetScaler is a feature rich load balancer that improves the availability, security, performance, scalabiltiy and efficiency of services. 

What is NetScaler VPX? +

NetScaler VPX is the virtual appliance form factor and can run on any Enterprise Hypervisor or Public / Private cloud (like Microsoft Azure or Amazon Web Services) (10-40G VPX models only run on specific Enterprise Hypervisors, please speak to a cDNA Technical specialist), VPX has full NetScaler Firmware functionality (based on normal licensed options) and can be upgraded as part of the Citrix "pay as you grow" license model, NetScaler VPX are available in 10,25,200 Mbps and 1, 3, 5,8,10,15,25,40 Gbps  throughputs.

What is NetScaler in Citrix? +

Citrix NetScaler  Layer 4 - 7 Application Delivery Controller (ADC) with built in Server Load Balancing, SSL Offload, GSLB, Application Firewall and Content Switching functionality and much more.

What is NetScaler ADC? +

Citrix NetScaler  Layer 4 - 7 Application Delivery Controller (ADC) with built in Server Load Balancing, SSL Offload, GSLB, Application Firewall and Content Switching functionality and much more.

What is NetScaler Gateway? +

NetScaler Gateway can be purchased as a stand alone product or as functionality within a NetScaler ADC to provide full SSLVPN capabilities. NetScaler Gateway can secure remote access to any client server Enterprise, Citrix or Intranet Applications.

What does NetScaler do? +

Citrix NetScaler  Layer 4 - 7 Application Delivery Controller (ADC) with built in Server Load Balancing, SSL Offload, GSLB, Application Firewall and Content Switching functionality and much more.

NetScaler what is AAA? +

NetScaler's Authentication, Authorisation and Auditing (AAA) feature allows the administrator to enhance any normal traffic management virtual server(TM). This allows policies to be configured that redirect incoming users to a AAA vserver to be pre-authenticated, authorised and audited prior to accessing any corporate web applications from the Internet.

NetScaler virtual server +

A NetScaler virtual server (vserver) is an entity created on netscaler to represent the application or service to the client.TCP and SSL connections are normally terminated on the vserver which normally has a routable IP address owned by the appliance.

NetScaler nCore +

NetScaler nCore technology relates to the NetScaler appliances operating system being multi core (cpu cores) aware. It allows the systems packet engines to leverage the high performance multi-core hardware and parallel processing architecture to efficiently scale to meet the requirements of the most demanding web applications. 

NetScaler what is nCore? +

NetScaler nCore technology relates to the NetScaler appliances operating system being multi core (cpu cores) aware. It allows the systems packet engines to leverage the high performance multi-core hardware and parallel processing architecture to efficiently scale to meet the requirements of the most demanding web applications. 

NetScaler what is a MIP? +

A NetScaler Mapped IP (MIP) is an IP Address used by the appliance to communicate with back-end application servers, routers or firewalls on a single subnet.

NetScaler what is subnet IP? +

A NetScaler Subnet IP (SNIP) is an IP Address used by the Appliance to communicate with back-end application servers, routers or firewalls on a single subnet. An appliance can have multiple subnet IP's defined.

NetScaler when to use SNIP? +

A NetScaler Subnet IP (SNIP) is an IP Address used by the Appliance to communicate with back-end application servers, routers or firewalls on a single subnet. An appliance can have multiple subnet IP's defined.

Why choose NetScaler? +

Citrix NetScaler is a best in class, award winning  Layer 4 - 7 Application Delivery Controller (ADC). It's software based approach offers many benefits to organisations and enterprise including 1. Address surges in traffic quickly and cost-effectively with on-demand elasticity (Citrix NetScaler "Pay-as-you-grow" licensing) 2. Reduce TCO within the data centre through ADC consolidation (NetScaler SDX), 3. Enable network application-awareness through unique third-party integrations (NetScaler SDX with Citrix Ready Partner virtual Appliances), 4. Expand hardware seamlessly without downtime (Citrix NetScaler Pay-as-you-grow" licensing), 5. Cloud-enable your data centre for greater agility, elasticity and cost efficiency (NetScaler VPX for Azure, AWS and Softlayer), 6. Drastically increase application performance in real-world environments (with NetScaler Request Switching, Integrated Caching and Compression functionality), 7. Focus on application delivery—not programming (NetScaler Web Application Templates or NetScaler MAS 11.1 for End-to-end network and application management, visibility, and automation) , 8. Combine strong security with high performance (Advanced hardware / software based SSL Offload and PCI compliant Application Firewall functionality) 9. Achieve the visibility to deliver an outstanding user experience (NetScaler MAS 11.1 or Citrix Insight Centre Web)

Why choose NetScaler over F5? +

Citrix NetScaler is a best in class, award winning  Layer 4 - 7 Application Delivery Controller (ADC), its software based approach offers many benefits over f5 including 1. Address surges in traffic quickly and cost-effectively with on-demand elasticity (Citrix NetScaler "Pay-as-you-grow" licensing) 2. Reduce TCO within the data centre through ADC consolidation (NetScaler SDX), 3. Enable network application-awareness through unique third-party integrations (NetScaler SDX with Citrix Ready Partner virtual Appliances), 4. Expand hardware seamlessly without downtime (Citrix NetScaler 2Pay-as-you-grow" licensing), 5. Cloud-enable your data centre for greater agility, elasticity and cost efficiency (NetScaler VPX for Azure, AWS and Softlayer), 6. Drastically increase application performance in real-world environments (with NetScaler Request Switching, Integrated Caching and Compression functionality), 7. Focus on application delivery—not programming (NetScaler Web Application Templates or NetScaler MAS 11.1 for End-to-end network and application management, visibility, and automation) , 8. Combine strong security with high performance (Advanced hardware / software based SSL Offload and PCI compliant Application Firewall functionality) 9. Achieve the visibility to deliver an outstanding user experience (NetScaler MAS 11.1 or Citrix Insight Centre Web).

Why Citrix NetScaler? +

Citrix NetScaler is a best in class, award winning  Layer 4 - 7 Application Delivery Controller (ADC) 

Why NetScaler SDX? +

NetScaler SDX is an advanced Hybrid ADC platform aimed at Enterprise and Service Providers who need high performance hardware and level multi-tenancy and single point of management. SDX uses its built in XenServer Hypervisor to allow multiple virtual NetScaler VPX's and supported 3rd party virtual appliances (virtual Palo Alto Firewall, MacAfee IPS, Bluecat IPAM etc.) to run on the same hardware platform side by side (number / type of virtual appliances is controlled by license). SDX also uses SRIOV drivers to enable the NetScaler VPX's running on it to access to dedicated Network Interface Cards, CPU and SSL chips thus boosting the performance over a generic hypervisor based VPX solution.   

Why NetScaler Gateway? +

Citrix NetScaler Gateway is a secure application, desktop and data access solution that provides administrators granular application and device-level control while enabling user access from anywhere using Smart Access, Smart Control and the XenMobile Micro VPN. It is a virtual appliance running on XenServer, Hyper-V or VMware ESX/ESXi that offers a single point of management and tools to ensure the highest levels of information security across and outside the enterprise. At the same time, it empowers users with a single point of access-optimised for roles, devices, and networks-to the enterprise applications and data they need. This unique combination of capabilities helps maximize the productivity of today's mobile workforce.

Why NetScaler is better than 5? +

Citrix NetScaler is a best in class, award winning  Layer 4 - 7 Application Delivery Controller (ADC), its software based approach offers many benefits over f5 including 1. Address surges in traffic quickly and cost-effectively with on-demand elasticity (Citrix NetScaler 2Pay-as-you-grow" licensing) 2. Reduce TCO within the data centre through ADC consolidation (NetScaler SDX), 3. Enable network application-awareness through unique third-party integrations (NetScaler SDX with Citrix Ready Partner virtual Appliances), 4. Expand hardware seamlessly without downtime (Citrix NetScaler 2Pay-as-you-grow" licensing), 5. Cloud-enable your data centre for greater agility, elasticity and cost efficiency (NetScaler VPX for Azure, AWS and Softlayer), 6. Drastically increase application performance in real-world environments (with NetScaler Request Switching, Integrated Caching and Compression functionality), 7. Focus on application delivery—not programming (NetScaler Web Application Templates or NetScaler MAS 11.1 for End-to-end network and application management, visibility, and automation) , 8. Combine strong security with high performance (Advanced hardware / software based SSL Offload and PCI compliant Application Firewall functionality) 9. Achieve the visibility to deliver an outstanding user experience (NetScaler MAS 11.1 or Citrix Insight Centre Web)

Why NetScaler for XenApp? +

Citrix NetScaler and NetScaler Gateway with nFactor, Smart Control and Smart Access Provide secure access and delivery of all Citrix applications and virtualised desktops. In addition, NetScaler Global Server Load Balancing (GSLB) can be used to add redundant remote access data centre sites to support globally distributed DR scenarios. NetScaler provides Specific set-up wizards for common Citrix XenApp / Desktop / StoreFront deployments and the deepest level of insight into HDX traffic which allows Citrix Administrators a single point of end user experience monitoring and reporting for all remote users into the corporate Citrix Environment.  

Why NetScaler beats F5? +

Citrix NetScaler is a best in class, award winning  Layer 4 - 7 Application Delivery Controller (ADC), its software based approach offers many benefits over f5 including 1. Address surges in traffic quickly and cost-effectively with on-demand elasticity (Citrix NetScaler 2Pay-as-you-grow" licensing) 2. Reduce TCO within the data centre through ADC consolidation (NetScaler SDX), 3. Enable network application-awareness through unique third-party integrations (NetScaler SDX with Citrix Ready Partner virtual Appliances), 4. Expand hardware seamlessly without downtime (Citrix NetScaler 2Pay-as-you-grow" licensing), 5. Cloud-enable your data centre for greater agility, elasticity and cost efficiency (NetScaler VPX for Azure, AWS and Softlayer), 6. Drastically increase application performance in real-world environments (with NetScaler Request Switching, Integrated Caching and Compression functionality), 7. Focus on application delivery—not programming (NetScaler Web Application Templates or NetScaler MAS 11.1 for End-to-end network and application management, visibility, and automation) , 8. Combine strong security with high performance (Advanced hardware / software based SSL Offload and PCI compliant Application Firewall functionality) 9. Achieve the visibility to deliver an outstanding user experience (NetScaler MAS 11.1 or Citrix Insight Centre Web)

Where are NetScaler backups stored? +

NetScaler automatically saves the ns.conf configuration file 5 steps back in /flash/nsconfig. Additionally if a manual system back-up is performed using the #create system backup -level basic|full, the resulting zip file is stored in the /var/ns_sys_backup directory .  

Where are NetScaler logs? +

NetScaler system logs are stored in /var/nslog

Why use NetScaler with XenApp 7.x? +

Citrix NetScaler and NetScaler Gateway with nFactor, Smart Control and Smart Access Provide secure access and delivery of all Citrix  XenApp 7.5 applications and virtualised desktops as well as data, additionally NetScaler Global Server Load Balancing (GSLB) can be used to add redundant remote access data centre sites to support globally distributed DR scenarios, as NetScaler is Citrix integrated product it also provides Specific set-up wizards for common Citrix XenApp / Desktop / StoreFront deployments and the deepest level of  insight into HDX traffic out of the box (AppFlow feature in Enterprise Edition) so when combined with Citrix HDX Insight allows Citrix Administrators a single point of end user experience monitoring and reporting for all remote users into the corporate Citrix Environment.

Why use NetScaler with Sharefile? +

Citrix NetScaler ADC can be used to provide Load Balanced access and authentication to Sharefile's StorageZones Controller up to the current 4.0 version. Assuming a minimum version 10.1 build 120.1316.e or above, this then provides a StorageZone Controller Wizard to complete the set-up configuration.

Why use NetScaler with SharePoint 2013? +

Citrix NetScaler ADC can be configured to support Microsoft SharePoint 2013. Using AppExpert Templates, a complete configuration can be set-up and customised to suit your requirements. Features specifically used in this configuration to enhance the performance and security of the SharePoint 2013 deployment include Integrated Caching, Compression, Load Balancing, Responder, Rewrite, Content Switching, SSL Offload, AAA-TM and Application Firewall (NetScaler Platinum recommended).

NetScaler A record +

As NetScaler can operate as full authorative DNS name server it can be configured with all the common DNS records including 'A' records at the command line for example type  #Add dns addrec www.clouddna.com 123.456.789.111 -ttl 10

NetScaler a+ rating +

Organisations that use Citrix NetScaler to protect and load balance their web application or service can utilise the NetScaler SSL Offload functionality to achieve the Qualys SSLlabs.com A+, further to that Citrix NetScaler 11.1 improves SSL management for multiple web services and sites with its advanced SSL Profile functionality.

Upgrading a NetScaler HA pair +

To upgrade a NetScaler HA pair follow the same process as for a standalone appliance, but update the "Secondary" appliance first and reboot, then after checking the upgrade has been a success upgrade the "Primary" appliance. Need help? Talk to one of our NetScaler specialists.

Backup a NetScaler +

To backup a NetScaler, first use the "save ns config" command, then you can use the #create system backup <-level basic | full>  to create the zipped backup file in /var/ns_sys_backup/ directory. Basic backs up all configuration files except SSL and License. Full backup includes these additional files. Due to space limitations NetScaler will only store 50 backup files, but these can be removed using the rm command. Need help? Talk to one of our NetScaler specialists.

Configuring a NetScaler +

Initial configuration of your NetScaler appliance can be achieved by using a laptop and network cable into any available interface and either Browser + GUI or SSH client eg PuTTY and Command line. Connect to the default NSIP management IP 192.168.100.1  via your browser or ssh client (don't forget to ensure your laptop is in the correct subnet 192.168.100.xyz) where you will see the login screen. Use nsroot as the username and nsroot as the password after initial GUI logon and you will see the "First-time use" wizard (you will need your new NetScaler network details and license key as a bare minimum). If you use the CLI then type the #config ns command and input your network details. Need help? Talk to one of our technical team.

Upgrading a NetScaler +

Upgrading a NetScaler Appliance can sometimes lead to configuration loss so make sure you back-up the running configuration first (nsconfig directory or ns.conf file depending in the situation). Full instructions on the upgrade steps can be found in the Citrix eDocs for the build you are upgrading to. Need help? Talk to one of our technical specialists.

How a NetScaler works +

In a basic load balancing setup, clients send their requests to the IP address of a virtual server configured on the NetScaler appliance. The virtual server distributes the requests to the load-balanced application servers according to a preset pattern, called the load balancing algorithm. NetScaler monitors the health of all available services to ensure it connects users to the best possible resource at any given time. In addition, NetScaler has a wide range of features to further enhance the user experience and reduce operating costs.

Rebooting a NetScaler +

To reboot a NetScaler appliance from the command line use #reboot you can use the -warm argument to perform a warm reboot. Need help? Speak to one of our technical team.

Downgrading a NetScaler +

Downgrading a NetScaler Appliance can sometimes lead to configuration loss so make sure you back-up the running configuration first (nsconfig directory or ns.conf file depending in the situation). Full instructions on the downgrade steps can be found in the Citrix eDocs for the build you are downgrading from. In summary, back-up the ns.conf, rename ns.conf.NS<currentbuildnumber> to ns.conf this will be the pre upgrade configuration from the previous upgrade. If you have the build you want to roll back to already uploaded and unzipped in /var/nsinstall/ then  re-run ./installns script in the old build folder to re-install the old firmware and reboot. Need help? Give us a call!

Create a NetScaler service +

After the initial management network configuration (NSIP, Subnet mask, Default route), the remaining configuration of a NetScaler appliance can be done via the Browser and GUI (http://NSIP) or Command line via an SSH client like PuTTY (a browser that supports html5 like Firefox will help). Once you have logged on with the nsroot username and password, you can enable Load Balancing, add servers, services and vserver under the Traffic Management > Load Balancing > section in the GUI or add a service from the command line.

Licensing a NetScaler +

You will recieive and email from Citrix once your order has shipped with instructions on how to allocate and apply your license. Alternatively, you can visit citrix.com, see knowledge base article CTX121062, or speak to the cloudDNA team. 

Securing a NetScaler +

Citrix NetScaler deployed in the DMZ can be secured and hardened. There are multiple mechanisms around systems management, authentication, monitoring and logging that can be utilised depending on your specific security requirements. The systems can utilise independent management networks to isolate the admin traffic.Role based access can also be configured and combined with external authentication services like Microsoft Active Directory or TACACS+. Additionally, if a single management pane of glass is required for multiple NetScaler Appliances (VPX, MPX, SDX , CPX as well as NetScaler SD-WAN) then NetScaler MAS can be deployed to centrally managed the Citrix networking estate.

What does a NetScaler do? +

Citrix NetScaler works as a very fast bidirectional proxy application delivery controller to provide secure, redundant, optimised web-application access, SSL Offload, GSLB, Application Firewall and SSL VPN. It operates at Layer 4-7 by terminating inbound client TCP connections on a virtual IP and establishing persistent back-end server connections via its own subnet IP to request content on behalf of the client using request switching and pipelining techniques. As an intermediary buffer between the client and server, the NetScaler can then inspect requests to prevent things like DDoS or Application attacks and provide web content and object Caching and Compression.

What is a NetScaler load balancer? +

Citrix NetScaler works as a very fast bidirectional proxy application delivery controller to provide secure, redundant, optimised web-application access, SSL Offload, GSLB, Application Firewall and SSL VPN. It operates at Layer 4-7 by terminating inbound client TCP connections on a virtual IP and establishing persistent back-end server connections via its own subnet IP to request content on behalf of the client using request switching and pipelining techniques. As an intermediary buffer between the client and server, the NetScaler can then inspect requests to prevent things like DDoS or Application attacks and provide web content and object Caching and Compression.

How does a NetScaler work? +

Citrix NetScaler works as a very fast bidirectional proxy application delivery controller to provide secure, redundant, optimised web-application access, SSL Offload, GSLB, Application Firewall and SSL VPN. It operates at Layer 4-7 by terminating inbound client TCP connections on a virtual IP and establishing persistent back-end server connections via its own subnet IP to request content on behalf of the client using request switching and pipelining techniques. As an intermediary buffer between the client and server, the NetScaler can then inspect requests to prevent things like DDoS or Application attacks and provide web content and object Caching and Compression.

What is a NetScaler device? +

Citrix NetScaler is a feature rich Layer 4 - 7 Application Delivery Controller (ADC) that support features like Server Load Balancing, SSL offload, GSLB, SSLVPN & Application Firewall. It is available in multiple form factors including virtual (VPX), Physical (MPX) , Hybrid (SDX) and Containerised (CPX).

Is NetScaler a firewall? +

Citrix NetScaler complements existing network firewall's by operating a Layer 4-7 to inspect web content requests and responses with its Application Firewall module to prevent Application layer attacks. NetScaler can can provide PCI DSS compliance reports for audit purposes and both simple and extended ACLs where required.

What is a NetScaler SNIP? +

A NetScaler Subnet IP or SNIP is an IP address owned by the NetScaler appliance and used for communications with Firewall's , Routers or Back-end Application Servers (required in most load balancing deployments). A  SNIP is commonly used instead of the older MIP (mapped IP) as an appliance can operate with multiple Subnets / VLANS.

What is a NetScaler VIP? +

A NetScaler virtual IP or VIP is an IP address owned by the appliance and normally associated with a virtual server entity (common in load balancing deployments). The VIP can be any public or private address.

Using NetScaler as a reverse proxy +

By default all inbound load balanced web applications via NetScaler are reverse proxied with a separate TCP connection for client and server side (use subnet IP mode), NetScaler can also be used to provide a redundant outbound forward proxy with link or firewall load balancing configurations.

NetScaler not a server certificate +

Citrix NetScaler has full SSL certificate chain creation capabilities, and can be used for the creation of private keys, Certificate Request Files (CRF), Client / Server and CA certificates. The two main formats supported are PEM and DER (Unix Format) but Microsoft PKCS 7 and PKCS 12 files can also be imported from IIS.

Using NetScaler as a proxy +

By default all inbound load balanced web applications via NetScaler are reverse proxied with a separate TCP connection for client and server side (use subnet IP mode). NetScaler can also be used to provide a redundant outbound forward proxy with link or firewall load balancing configurations.

Using NetScaler as a router +

Citrix NetScaler has full static and dynamic routing capabilities built in. As part of a Dynamic routing environment, it can support BGP, OSPF and RIP routing protocols and can use Route Health Injection (RHI) functionality to add or remove routes to a web app's load balanced vservers upstream border routers.

Using NetScaler as a firewall +

Citrix NetScaler complements existing network firewall's by operating a Layer 4-7 to inspect web content requests and responses with its Application Firewall module to prevent Application layer attacks. NetScaler can also provide PCI DSS compliance reports for audit purposes.

Using NetScaler as a TMG replacement +

Citrix NetScaler's advanced application protection and AAA TM features can be deployed in front of Microsoft enterprise application suite including  OWA, SharePoint and Lync to provide Secure Authenticated access to these critical business applications.

Is NetScaler a load balancer? +

Yes, Citrix NetScaler is a feature rich Layer 4 - 7 Application Delivery Controller (ADC) with built in Server Load Balancing.

NetScaler as a service +

NetScaler's ADC functionality can be deployed all physical and virtual form factors including the CPX appliance (in a Docker container) or as an SDN service as part of a Cisco, VMWare or Openstack SDN deployment. To further enhance these deployments, full NetScaler application automation can be achieved by additionally deploying the new NetScaler 11.1 NMAS (NetScaler Management and Analytics Service) appliance.

NetScaler at a glance +

Citrix NetScaler is a feature rich Layer 4 - 7 Application Delivery Controller (ADC) with built in Server Load Balancing , SSL Offload, Global Server Load Balancing, Application Firewall and SSL VPN, along with many other web application optimisation and protection features such as caching and compression.

Using NetScaler as a DNS server +

Citrix NetScaler has a built in Domain Name Server (DNS) functionality to support GSLB (ADNS) as well as DNS security and proxy capabilities.

Using NetScaler for ssl a+ +

Organisations that use Citrix NetScaler to protect and load balance their web application or service can utilise the NetScaler SSL Offload functionality to achieve the Qualys SSLlabs.com A+, further to that Citrix NetScaler 11.1 improves SSL management for multiple web services and sites with its advanced SSL Profile functionality.

What is Citrix CloudBridge? +

Citrix CloudBridge is the old product name for what is now known as the "Citrix NetScaler SD-WAN" family of appliances.  The appliances come in three variaties that provide wide area network optimisation (WANOp), hybrid WAN virtualisation (Standard Edition) or both (in the Enterprise Edition) across public and private cloud networks.

How does CloudBridge work? +

Citrix CloudBridge is the old product name for what is now known as the "Citrix NetScaler SD-WAN" family of appliances. NetScaler SD-WAN improves the performance and resilience of WAN's with TCP optimisation and hybrid WAN virtualisation to improve resilience and user experience.

Why use CloudBridge? +

Citrix CloudBridge is the old product name for what is now known as the "Citrix NetScaler SD-WAN" family of appliances. NetScaler SD-WAN improves the performance and resilience of Wide Area Networks.

What is CloudBridge CSX? +

Citrix CloudBridge CSX is the old product name for what is now known as the "Citrix NetScaler SD-WAN" 1000WS and 2000WS CSX appliances. These appliances come installed with Windows Server and NetScaler SD-WAN firmware, effectively providing a branch office in a box. In addition, these appliances support Citrix Ready software from QEMU video controller, Cortado's ThinPrint and Talons RemoteFAST file caching solutions specifically designed for a distributed small branch office architecture.

What is CloudBridge VPX? +

Citrix CloudBridge VPX is the old product name for what is now known as the "Citrix NetScaler SD-WAN VPX" family of appliances. The appliances are available in both WAN optimisation (WANOp) and WAN virtualisation edition (Standard Edition).

How to license CloudBridge? +

Please see Citrix NetScaler SD-WAN eDocs for guidence on updating and upgrading to current versions or contact a cloudDNA technical specialist.

How to upgrade CloudBridge? +

Upgrading appliance firmware will be dependant on the current build and licence of your appliance. Please see Citrix NetScaler SD-WAN eDocs for guideance on updating and upgrading to current versions or contact a cloudDNA technical specialist.

What is CloudBridge Connector? +

The CloudBridge Connector feature of the Citrix NetScaler appliance that connects enterprise data centres to external clouds and hosting environments like Azure and AWS, making the cloud a secure extension of your enterprise network. Cloud-hosted applications appear as though they are running on one contiguous enterprise network. With Citrix CloudBridge Connector, you can augment your data centers with the capacity and efficiency available from cloud service providers.

What is CloudBridge SD-WAN? +

Citrix CloudBridge is the old product name for what is now known as the "Citrix NetScaler SD-WAN" family of appliances.  The appliances come in three variaties that provide wide area network optimisation (WANOp), hybrid WAN virtualisation (Standard Edition) or both (in the Enterprise Edition) across public and private cloud networks.

What is CloudBridge Enterprise Edition? +

Citrix CloudBridge is the old product name for what is now known as the "Citrix NetScaler SD-WAN" family of appliances.  The appliances come in three variaties that provide wide area network optimisation (WANop), hybrid WAN virtualisation (Standard Edition) or both (in the Enterprise Edition) across public and private cloud networks.

What is CloudBridge Standard Edition? +

Citrix CloudBridge is the old product name for what is now known as the "Citrix NetScaler SD-WAN" family of appliances. The Standard Edition provides hybrid WAN virtualisation across public and private cloud networks.

What is CloudBridge WANOp edition? +

Citrix CloudBridge is the old product name for what is now known as the "Citrix NetScaler SD-WAN" family of appliances. The WANOp edition provides wide area network optimisation (WANOp) across public and private cloud networks.

How does CloudBridge work with Microsoft Azure? +

The CloudBridge Connector feature of the Citrix NetScaler appliance connects enterprise data centres to external clouds and hosting environments like Azure and AWS, making the cloud a secure extension of your enterprise network. Cloud-hosted applications appear as though they are running on one contiguous enterprise network. With Citrix CloudBridge Connector, you can augment your data centers with the capacity and efficiency available from cloud service providers.

How does CloudBridge work with AWS? +

The CloudBridge Connector feature of the Citrix NetScaler appliance connects enterprise data centres to external clouds and hosting environments like Azure and AWS, making the cloud a secure extension of your enterprise network. Cloud-hosted applications appear as though they are running on one contiguous enterprise network. With Citrix CloudBridge Connector, you can augment your data centers with the capacity and efficiency available from cloud service providers.

Cloudbridge v's Netscaler +

CloudBridge is the old name for Citrix NetScaler SD-WAN which provides Wide Area Network optimisation and resilience and should not be confused with NetScaler ADC which is an Application Delivery Controller.

CloudBridge vs Riverbed +

Citrix CloudBridge is now known as NetScaler SD-WAN. Please speak to a cloudDNA technical specialist for the latest competitive analysis.

Cloudbridge vs WaaS +

Citrix CloudBridge is now known as NetScaler SD-WAN. Please speak to a cloudDNA technical specialist for the latest competitive analysis.

CloudBridge vs Steelhead +

Citrix CloudBridge is now known as NetScaler SD-WAN. Please speak to a cloudDNA technical specialist for the latest competitive analysis.