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Netscaler and system center

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Netscaler and system center

  1. 1. powered by Netscaler & System Center 01.10.2014 © Commaxx | 1
  2. 2. powered by Intro • Marius Sandbu marius@commaxx.no Twitter: @msandbu Blog: msandbu.wordpress.com • Solution advisor / Consultant / Trainer • Primary focus on Microsoft & Citrix technology 01.10.2014 © Commaxx | 2
  3. 3. powered by Agenda • Citrix and Microsoft better together • What is System Center 2012 R2 • Integrations with Netscaler • Virtual Machine Manager • Operations Manager • Orchestrator 01.10.2014 © Commaxx | 3
  4. 4. powered by Citrix and Microsoft better together • Citrix and Microsoft strategic partners for 22 years • Primarily on application delivery market delivering XenDesktop/XenApp with Windows Server • A lot of integrations between XenApp and System Center/App-V • Recently with XenDesktop and System Center & Azure Pack • More coming with Citrix Workspace Services and Microsoft Azure • Also with Citrix Netscaler and System Center 01.10.2014 © Commaxx | 4
  5. 5. powered by What is System Center 2012 R2? • A collection of different products to manage and monitor infrastructure and devices (short version) • What’s included? • Virtual Machine Manager (managing virtual infrastructure) • Configuration Manager (managing clients, endpoint and MDM) • Orchestrator (automation) • Data Protection Manager (backup and disaster recovery) • Service Manager (service desk based on ITIL) • Operations Manager (monitoring) • AppController (self-service portal for hybrid cloud) 01.10.2014 © Commaxx | 5
  6. 6. powered by Virtual Machine Manager and Netscaler • Netscaler add-on to Virtual Machine Manager • Service templates • Allow us to automatically create load balanced services. • Uses the NITRO SDK to perform actions • Load balancing rules are defined within a VIP Profile • VIP Profiles can be “attached” to a cloud • VIP addresses are defined from within an IP-pool 01.10.2014 © Commaxx | 6
  7. 7. powered by Operations Manager and Netscaler • Netscaler management pack for Operations Manager • Two options either by using ComTrade (third-party) or using Citrix own management pack • ComTrade uses NITRO based and Citrix uses SNMP • Consists of two-parts – Management pack and PRO pack • Management Pack used for monitoring • PRO (Performance and resource optimization) used for integration with Virtual Machine manager. 01.10.2014 © Commaxx | 7
  8. 8. powered by Orchestrator and Netscaler • Automation tool which uses concept called “Runbooks” • Runbooks consists of a set of different activities. • Can be used to automate setup and deployment on a Netscaler appliance • Either user initiated runbooks or monitoring runbooks • Can either use the SSH-based activity or using the C# SDK library • Some prerequisites • C# library must be in the global assembly cache • Running the same SDK version as the NS is using 01.10.2014 © Commaxx | 8
  9. 9. Demo powered by 01.10.2014 © Commaxx | 9
  10. 10. powered by 01.10.2014 © Commaxx | 10

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