Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) and Citrix® NetScaler® SDX appliances can deliver application and business agility.
Cisco ACI and Citrix NetScaler enable data center and cloud administrators to holistically control L2-L7 network services in a unified manner via seamless insertion and automation of NetScaler services in data centers built with ACI architectures. NetScaler leverages the Cisco APIC (Application Policy Infrastructure Controller) to automate provisioning based on application needs.
This document is based on the foundation of the Cisco Intercloud Data Center ACI 1.0 Implementation Guide.
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This Cisco Validated Design (system solution) documents the necessary topology, configuration steps, and reference materials needed to implement and integrate the Citrix NetScaler SDX appliance into the ACI fabric to support deployments of Microsoft® SharePoint Server® 2013.
Document Objective and Scope
This document provides a comprehensive explanation of Cisco ACI and Citrix NetScaler integration and configuration, solution architecture, deployment model, and guidelines for implementation and configuration. The guide also recommends best practices and possible issues when deploying the reference architecture.
Use Cases/Services/Deployment Models
In support of Microsoft ® SharePoint Server ® 2013 deployments, this guide addresses the configuration of Citrix NetScaler ® SDX appliances on a Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) fabric.