Use NetScaler as an NFV

You can set up a NetScaler instance to be used as an NFV.

Complete the following steps before configuring NetScaler as an NFV instance:

  1. Create a VNET and choose Manual for Network Services.

    For information about creating a VNET, see the following topic:

    VNET Overview

  2. Download and create a Netscaler application for vNIC0. Then, add a second vNIC, selecting virtual networking and the VNET you just created.

    For information about adding a vNIC, see the following topic:

    Manage application instances

  3. Go to the VNET you created and click Deploy NFV instance.

  4. Follow the steps to configure NetScaler as described in this topic:

    Configure NetScaler

    You are configuring networking for vNIC0, so give it an IP in the bridged network and configure other settings accordingly.

Complete the following steps to set up routing to use a NetScaler instance as an NFV

  1. Establish an SSH sessio to the interconnect switch and enter the following command:
    /usr/share/tacp/export_bgp_route.sh "add 
    <Network address of vnet> 
    <mask range of vnet>
    <Netscaler vNIC0 IP address>"

    For example:

    /usr/share/tacp/export_bgp_route.sh "add 10.104.9.232 29 10.102.9.6"

    Note:

    The network address is the IP address before the usable IP range of your VNET.

  2. In your browser, enter the IP address you configured for Netscaler and log in.

    The default ID and password is: nsroot:nsroot

  3. In the Configuration tab, click the subnet IP address.
  4. Add the gateway IP address and subnet mask of your VNET. Then click Create.
  5. Click Save.
  6. Remove all other IPs under the subnet IP address and click Save.

You should be able to ping your VNET gateway from outside of the virtual network if your NetScaler NFV is set up properly.

Note:

NetScaler is not a DHCP server. Within the operating system of an instance using the NetScaler VNET, configure a static IP within the VNET IP range and set the gateway to the gateway IP address for the VNET.