What is the use of content switching in NetScaler?

The content switching virtual server redirects all requests to a load balancing virtual server. You must create one load balancing virtual server for each version of the content that is being switched.

How do I change a certificate in NetScaler?

In NetScaler, navigate to Traffic Management > SSL > Certificates > Server Certificates. On the right, right-click the certificate you intend to update, and click Update. Check the box next to Update the certificate and key.

How does SSL offloading work in Citrix NetScaler?

To configure SSL offloading, you must enable SSL processing on the Citrix ADC appliance and configure an SSL based virtual server. The virtual server will intercept SSL traffic, decrypt the traffic, and forward it to a service that is bound to the virtual server.

How do I bind a certificate in Citrix NetScaler?

Bind your SSL Certificate to a Virtual Server

  1. In the NetScaler Console, click on the Configuration tab, then expand NetScaler Gateway and click Virtual Servers.
  2. Next, on the main page, choose your website from the list of servers and click Edit.
  3. Now, click on Server Certificate to configure binding for the uploaded SSL.

What is the difference between load balancing and content switching?

A Content switching virtual server is capable only of sending the client requests to other virtual servers. It does not communicate with the servers. A Load balancing virtual server balances the client load among servers and communicates with the servers.

What is a content switch used for?

Application delivery network is often associated with traffic management, which sometimes also known as web switch or content switch. These applications are designed to shred off the load from a single server by distributing the traffic over different servers, at different locations.

How do I update SSL certificate on Citrix NetScaler?

Update an existing certificate-key pair by using the GUI

  1. Navigate to Traffic Management > SSL > Certificates > Server Certificates.
  2. Select the certificate that you want to update, and click Update.
  3. Select Update the certificate and key.
  4. In Certificate File Name, click Choose File > Local, and browse to the updated .

How do I update my Citrix SSL certificate?

To update an SSL certificate, key, or both from Citrix ADM:

  1. In Citrix ADM, navigate to Infrastructure > SSL Dashboard.
  2. Click any of the graphs to see the list of SSL certificates.
  3. On the SSL Certificates page, select a certificate and click Update.

What is SSL offloading and how it works?

SSL offloading is the process of removing the SSL-based encryption from incoming traffic to relieve a web server of the processing burden of decrypting and/or encrypting traffic sent via SSL. The processing is offloaded to a separate device designed specifically for SSL acceleration or SSL termination.

What is SSL bridge in netscaler?

An SSL bridge configured on the Citrix ADC appliance enables the appliance to bridge all secure traffic between the SSL client and the SSL server. The appliance does not perform offloading, encryption or decryption, or accelerating the bridged traffic. Only load balancing is done by the appliance.

How do I renew SSL certificate on Citrix NetScaler?

SSL Certificate – Update

  1. Create updated certificate files in PEM format.
  2. In NetScaler, navigate to Traffic Management > SSL > Certificates.
  3. On the right, highlight the certificate you intend to update, and click Update.
  4. Check the box next to Click to update the Certificate/Key.
  5. Browse to the updated certificate file.

Where are certificates stored on NetScaler?

nsconfig/ssl directory
Export Certificates Through NetScaler CLI Obtain the relevant certificate and key file from the NetScaler and place in a local directory of the workstation. All the certificate and key files are in nsconfig/ssl directory. Certificates from NetScaler can be obtained by use of WinScp.