With the introduction of the Portal Themes option by Citrix, administrators now have a simple, upgradeable and reasonably large amount of options when it comes to customising the look and feel of the NetScaler Gateway page and recently AAA sign in pages. There are still however some modifications which can’t be done through the Portal Themes page and have to be implemented via code changes.
Citrix has recently released NetScaler firmware version 11 which brings us the Portal Themes feature. This in turn makes customisation a lot easier, particularly as we upgrade the firmware version on the appliance - no more custom themes (kind of, there is a ‘fix’ here).
Upgrading NetScaler appliances should be part and parcel of the administration and maintenance process. The process is reasonably straight forward, however in this post I would like to address two complications which can cause hiccups to this procedure:
With the very recent release of Receiver X1 Tech Preview, Citrix has released the latest iteration of StoreFront - the new release has a large number of changes, most notably a complete redesign of the user interface.