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From Rajesh Battala <rajesh.batt...@citrix.com>
Subject [Proposal] NCC (NetScaler ControlCenter) Integration With Auto Provision VPX in CloudStack
Date Fri, 24 Jul 2015 11:33:07 GMT
Hi All,

I would like to integrate NetScaler Control Center with "Auto Provision VPX" facility in CloudStack.

What is NCC?
 NCC (Netscaler Control Center) is a Manager which controls all NS devices life cycle and
Service Configurations on the devices.
It's an appliance, downloadable from [2] and free of cost

Benefits of using NCC:
Capacity pooling across all NetScaler infrastructure. NetScaler Control Center is designed
to efficiently pool and manage capacity across all NetScaler appliances including physical
(MPX), virtual (VPX), and multi-tenant (SDX) form factors

End-to-end automation across all NetScaler appliances. Using NetScaler Control Center, the
complexity of provisioning and deploying ADC functions on a large pool of NetScaler appliances
is completely hidden from both the cloud provider and the cloud tenant

Guaranteed SLAs through service aware resource allocation. Cloud providers need to guarantee
performance and availability SLAs to different cloud tenants. NetScaler Control Center provides
granular control over ADC resource allocation policies, giving the provider flexibility in
creating differentiated SLAs for cloud tenants based on their application's needs. A simple
and intuitive workflow to construct "service packages" for different tenant tiers simplifies
the SLA creation process. Service packages can be defined with the following parameters and
are customizable per tenant:

  *   Appliance type. The target appliance type on which a logical NetScaler instance for
the tenant is created.
  *   Isolation type. Option to choose between fully dedicated instances and shared instances.
  *   Resource allocation. The amount of CPU, memory, and SSL capacity to be allocated for
each tenant's dedicated instance.
  *   Software versions. The specific version of NetScaler firmware for each tenant's dedicated
instance-allows for version and upgrade independence between tenants.

FS for this feature is at [1].

What is "Auto Provision VPX" in CloudStack?

NCC can manage the NS devices added by Admin. If NCC needs to allocate a new VPX device to
a guest network then NCC can request CloudStack to create a NS VPX in CloudStack fleet and
this VPX will be used by NCC to provide ADC functionality in the guest network. How this works
is explained in [1].




1.      https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/CLOUDSTACK/NCC+Integration+With+Auto+Provision+VPX+in+CloudStack

2.      https://www.citrix.com/downloads/netscaler-adc/components/netscaler-control-center-105e.html




Thanks
Rajesh Battala

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