Using NetScaler Responder policies to log source ip-address

Sometimes you need to decomission services, and move them to new servers. Sometimes this requires the change of the IP address. This is no big deal as long as accessing clients use DNS, or until you can change the IP address to connect to the services using a central mechanism. DNS and LDAP are two of these services. They come often as part of Microsoft Active Directory Domain Controllers. Sometimes customers use the IP address of a DC and put this IP address hard coded into other IT systems or config files.

High CPU usage on Citrix ADC VPX

While building a small Citrix NetScaler… ehm… ADC VPX (I really hate this name…) lab environment, I noticed that the fan of my Lenovo T480s was spinning up. I was wondering why, because the VPX VM was just running for a couple of minutes - without any load. But the task manager told me, that the VMware Workstation Process was consuming 25% (I have a Intel i5 Quad Core CPU) CPU.

NetScaler ADC - Hidden vServer for HTTPS redirect

Starting with release 11.1, NetScaler ADC offers an easy way to redirect traffic from HTTP to HTTPS within the configuration of a load-balanced vServer. With 11.1, Citrix introduced the paramter -redirectFromPort and -redirectURL. While playing with a NetScaler ADC in my lab, I discovered a strange error message as I tried to configure the redirect. Patrick Terlisten/ Creative Commons CC0 Internal vserver couldn’t be set?! Okay, there was already a vServer, that was listening on port 80.