Citrix NetScaler 8.1 RTW Release

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What’s New

Release 8.1 of the NetScaler OS delivers the following notable enhancements:


Application Firewall

·         PCI DSS Reports

·         Confidential Log Filtering


Load Balancing & Networking Enhancements

·         TCP/FTP Connection Failover

·         HA Enhancements (Alerting when NS Secondary unit is not synchronized with Primary)


System and Usability Enhancements

·         TCP Logging

·         XenApp Configuration Wizards for Web Interface and XML Brokers

·         View Services and Service Groups


GSLB and DNS Enhancements

·         DNS Policy support (e.g. filtering and localization on domain name)

·         CNAME Based GSLB Services

·         Consolidated GSLB Health Checks


Statistical Utility Enhancements

·         Additional Counters in HTTP Statistics Details

·         Load Balancing Vserver Statistics

·         Comparative Statistics

·         User-Defined Charts in Comparative Charts


Access Gateway*

·         Support for Citrix Secure Access for Vista

·         Clientless Access

·         Administrative Wizards

 * Requires an Enterprise or Platinum edition license 

Download Details 

The FCS build (56.7) is available for download from the following locations:


Via MyCitrix: > Home > Support > Downloads > Firmware > NetScaler OS Release 8.1 Build 56.7

Employees and customers with valid ANG maintenance contracts who have requested/received MyCitrix login credentials will be able to view and retrieve files from this location. 

Via FTP: /GA/8.1/Release/56.7/ If you do not have access to this folder login credentials for this site are available through Technical Support. 

For a list of software changes, please refer to the release notes (NS_RELEASE_NOTES.pdf)


Upgrading License Keys Release 8.1 requires a new license key(s) when upgrading from a pre 8.x release. 

 Please refer to the NetScaler Migration guide (NS_IMG.pdf) for details. 

Contact Information

For product related queries, please contact #ANG - Product_Management.

For issues related to accessing the FTP folders please contact #SUPPORT - ANG ALL

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Still no support for Vista via Active X. Has anyone heard if Citrix plans to add Vista support via Active X?

Robert, maybe I'm missing something, but Vista is supported in the 8.1 release.  I double checked myself and asked a Citrix colleague of mine.  He confirms this.  If I'm missing a detail please clarify and I'll try to get an answer for you.



Jay Tomlin posted this about the release of 8.1:

There are a few minor gotchas to watch out for with this release:

Support for Windows Vista

Version 8.1 (finally) supports Windows Vista for endpoint analysis and full network-layer access. In version 8.0 we only had beta-level Vista support. But there are two limitations in 8.1:

1. The IE Active Plugin does not work on Vista, you have to deploy the full client.
2. Only 32-bit Vista is supported

Michael Keen


HI Michael

A question on an unrelated topic.  Do you know anyone on the East Coast, preferrably in NYC that you would call a Citrix Netscaler guru?