Using Octoblu to generate a Citrix NetScaler vServer Status Report using NITRO API
So, after a busy couple of weeks I have finally got the time to revisit my Octoblu NetScaler automation. In my last post I wrote about adding a server to a NetScaler using the NetScaler thing that Octoblu provide. I wanted to take this a step further and start to look at getting some information back from the NetScaler. This in itself would be of huge value if combined with configuring a NetScaler in the following scenario.
If you have a vServer that is showing as down in a certain datacenter, add additional servers to the load balancer in the other datacenter to cater for the incoming load.
So, here is how to get a vServer Status report from your NetScaler using Octoblu.
First you will have to add a Shell Connector to your Octoblu Account as we will be using powershell and NITRO API to execute the commands on the NetScaler. If you want some more information on how to create the connector please read my last article here.
Once you have added the connector configure it as shown below
Read the entire article here, Using Octoblu to generate a Citrix NetScaler vServer Status Report using NITRO API
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