Citrix NetScaler documentation script version 2

Citrix NetScaler documentation script version 2

Citrix NetScaler Access Gateway MPX

Citrix NetScaler


The Citrix NetScaler documentation script version 2 has been a huge success from the moment Carl announced during Citrix Synergy last may. The script has been downloaded over 1.500 times already and we still see a daily demand for it. I’ve also received a huge amount of response with new ideas or just a basic thank you, all of this gave me the energy to start working on a new release. This was supposed to be a release with some new requested functionality but in the end the script has been completely rewritten from start to end.

Before I start with explaining what has changed I want to point out that, although I started this script, this truly has been a team effort. The script wouldn’t have been this great if it wasn’t for Carl Webster and Iain Brighton. Webster developed an amazing PowerShell template to get started with documenting and outputting to Microsoft Word. Iain has written all of the functions I use in the script to make sure I’m getting all the values out in a way it’s readable.

Please have a look at the team page to see a list of everyone who helped me develop and test the script.

What’s new

Script template

  • New look and feel; Utilizing native Microsoft Word tables
  • Performance; Up to 500% performance improvement 2 minutes instead of 30 minutes total runtime

The most requested feature since I’ve send out the first betas and the release version in may is NetScaler (Access) Gateway! Needless to say this was the first thing I’ve implemented in version 2. Not just a bit of this and a bit of that. I really want to cover it all!

For the complete release notes click here

The Citrix NetScaler documentation script version 2 can be downloaded here.

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About Barry Schiffer

Barry is an IT Architect with 15 years of IT experience. He has gained both a broad and deep knowledge in the sphere of IT. Throughout the years, Barry has developed into a specialist in the field of Microsoft Windows, Server Based Computing, desktop and server virtualisation.Barry is co-founder and member of the Board of the Dutch Citrix User Group.Barry is awarded with the Citrix Technology Professional award in 2015 and received the RES Software Valued Professional award in 2012.

3 Responses to Citrix NetScaler documentation script version 2

  1. Gromov Yuriy says:

    Hello Barry,

    I’ve found some incorrect behavior of that script. Then script collect data from CS services, in some SC service with more than 3-4 policy it incorrect show policy rules. Name of policys are correct but content are used from another policy even not from that CS service.
    If that intresting I can send you example with incorrect data.

  2. Barry-

    Two noted issues with the NS v2 documentation script:
    – LDAP auth policies don’t pick up the nested group attribute or the nesting level properly
    – If a custom monitor has multiple response codes it’s looking for, the doc only lists the first. The example here is for exchange HTTP monitoring – looking for 200 or 403

    Otherwise, V2 is great and keep up the good work!!

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