Jaycee's Networking

January 20, 2009

NetScaler – Basic Configuration

Filed under: Load Balancing, Netscaler — Tags: — Jaycee @ 3:09 pm

1. Setting the NetScaler IP Address:

> set ns config -ipaddress -netmask
Default NSIP was:; default netmask was

2. Adding a Mapped IP Address:

> add ns ip -type mip

3. Setting the Default Gateway:

> add route

4. Changing the Root Password:

> set system user nsroot netscaler
The root password is changed to netscaler

5. Review configuration:

> show runningconfig

6. Saving the Configuration:

> save ns config

7. Rebooting the System:

> reboot

8. High Availability

(1) How High Availability Works: http://community.citrix.com/display/ns/How+High+Availability+Works

(2) When setting up an Application Switch that is part of a high availability (HA) pair, you must condier the following requirements:

a. If your configuration requires only one Etherenet port, use the disable interface command to disable the unused ports.

b. Configuring an Application Switch in HA mode requires 2 unique system IP  addresses.

c. The nsroot acct password need to be manually set on both Application Switches.




  1. Hi

    is you’re replacing a default gateway with a new IP addres, you also need to remove the old one with the command

    remove route

    Comment by ken Z — April 9, 2013 @ 2:03 am

  2. looks like when I posted my comment, the post command removed the third ip number from the remove route command, which should be the old default gateway

    Comment by ken Z — April 9, 2013 @ 2:28 am

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