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Issues attaching SSL Certificate to NetScaler Gateway/LB VIPS on AWS NetScalers Firmware version NS12.1 48.13.nc

Issue: You are attempting to attach server SSL certificates for Load-Balancing VIPs or NetScaler Gateways VIPs on AWS NetScalers on the latest build (NS12.1 48.13.nc) but get the error “Certificate is not a server certificate”.

Workaround: Releases on NS12.0 53.22.nc or earlier seem to work fine for AWS Cloud NetScalers. Have not tested non-cloud VPXs at this time. read more

Setting up a Citrix XA/XD 7.13 Proof-of-Concept on AWS – Part 5 – NetScaler Config

Part 5 of setting up a Citrix XA/XD 7.13 POC on AWS.

Background: This article will cover setting up external access on our proof of concept via StoreFront and our NetScaler EC2 instance.

Prerequisites:

  • Amazon EC2 instances provisioned via Part 1 of the series
  • Microsoft Infrastructure configured via Part 2 of the series
  • Citrix Infrastructure installed via Part 3 of the series
  • Citrix components configured via Part 4 of the series
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    Setting up a Citrix XA/XD 7.13 Proof-of-Concept on AWS – Part 2 – Configuring AD Infrastructure

    Background: I will be setting up a small proof-of-concept Citrix Environment on Amazon Web Services for testing purposes. This particular POC will be completely on AWS and utilize a combination of free tier and paid on-demand instances. Eventually, I hope to integrate additional features such as autoscaling, a XenMobile component, and integrating it with an on-premises infrastructure for a hybrid environment. I will be breaking up this article into different parts. This article covers configuration of the AD infrastructure in our POC: Domain Controller setup, RDS licensing setup, Certificate Services setup. read more

    Setting up a Citrix XA/XD 7.9 Proof-of-Concept on AWS – Part 4

    Part 4 of the Citrix XA/XD 7.9 POC on AWS, configuring the remaining Citrix components.

    Background: In this part, we will configure settings for the Delivery Controller and StoreFront.

    Prerequisites:

  • Amazon EC2 instances provisioned via Part 1 of the series
  • Microsoft Infrastructure configured via Part 2 of the series
  • Citrix Infrastructure installed via Part 3 of the series
  • read more

    Setting up a Citrix XA/XD 7.9 Proof-of-Concept on AWS – Part 3

    Part 3 of the Citrix XA/XD 7.9 POC on AWS stand-up.

    Background:

    This will be the installation of the Citrix components on our all-in-one t2.medium EC2 instance. The instance will host the Desktop Delivery controller, StoreFront, SQL Express, and Citrix Licensing. read more

    Setting up a Citrix XA/XD 7.9 Proof-of-Concept on AWS – Part 1

    Background: I will be setting up a small proof-of-concept Citrix Environment on Amazon Web Services for testing purposes. This particular POC will be completely on AWS and utilize a combination of free tier and paid on-demand instances. Eventually, I hope to integrate additional features such as autoscaling, a XenMobile component, and integrating it with an on-premises infrastructure for a hybrid environment. I will be breaking up this article into different parts: read more

    AWS Terminology

    Background: Amazon Web Services (AWS) offers a large variety of products and for many of us coming from traditional on-premises environments it can be easy to get confused with the terminology. My goal here is to give a brief description of the AWS services (as of June 2016) and identify their on-prem equivalents (or best match in my opinion). Please feel free to comment if you see any areas that can use clarification. This is a list for my personal supplement and is not meant to be an authoritative or all-encompassing resource. All information was obtained from the AWS Documentation site, which you can visit at aws.amazon.com/documentation. read more