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Automating Citrix NetScaler 11.1 with Octoblu and your Apple Watch

Automating Citrix NetScaler 11.1 with Octoblu and your Apple Watch

I have been meaning to take a look at Octoblu for some time now but due to other commitments and workload I just have not had the time.  Over the past few days I have started to delve into the world of IoT and Octoblu and I have to say – I am very very impressed.  The possibilities here if you are willing to think outside the box are endless!

In this article I will walk you through setting up an Octoblu flow to connect to your internal Citrix NetScaler and add a vServer to your inventory.  I know that this is not something that you would do too often and it may seem like overkill but, if you think about it like this:

Scenario – You have a load balanced Citrix StoreFront cluster serving your remote users.  There is a massive storm forecast by the weather people.  Octoblu can repeatedly check the weather and when it picks up snow coming it can automatically add some servers to your Service Group on your NetScaler to cater for the extra users that you will no doubt get!  Now that is cool – load scaling based on real time weather reports!

I will get that working once I get more involved with Octoblu but baby steps.  Lets first get Octoblu to add a new Server to our NetScaler using my Apple Watch.

Read the entire article here, Automating Citrix NetScaler 11.1 with Octoblu and your Apple Watch

via Dave Brett at bretty.me.uk

Dave Brett Dave Brett (@dbretty) is an End User Computing, Cloud and Mobility Technical Architect based in the UK with a passion for delivering solutions that are innovative, resilient and most importantly great for the end user to work on and use. He has recently been awarded as one of the founding member for the Citrix Technology Advocate (CTA) program and leads the Citrix Networking Special Interest Group on myCUGC with a fellow CTA and one of the CTP’s. You can find Dave blogging about App and desktop delivery, mobility and networking on his personal blog at http://bretty.me.uk as well as on twitter using the handle @dbretty

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