November 5, 2010 3 Comments
I have been waiting anxiously on this feature for a while since it has been delayed by Citrix a number of times, this feature was already announced at Citrix Synergy (SF 2010) back in May. And now I had the chance to install it at a customer which was also very interested in decommisioning his (Microsoft Windows) Citrix Web Interface servers and replacing it with Web Interface on Citrix NetScaler. For me it is the chance to find out what the pros and cons are about this feature.
Installation was ok, if it was up to me the Citrix Web Interface was just like other components such as Access Gateway just to be enabled within a build. Maybe can expect this in future releases. I installed the Web Interface on a more recent build of the nCore version (Build 98.6) so I had to downgrade to get this working. Good to know is that the Access Gateway customizations were retained which I was very happy about. Because you are downgrading Citrix NetScaler asks you if you would like to import a different nsconfig file.
There are very few settings possible when working within the NetScaler GUI. There is a wizard which let’s you create the websites.