Can I configure specific users to only login to 1 Specific Citrix NetScaler server when an HA - Pair is configured?

We have 2 Citrix NetScalers (Virtual Servers) configured in an HA-Pair.  We have updated the 'secondary' NetScaler and everything looks to be working just fine on that NetScaler when we have planned maintenance windows and failed over the Primary (with the older version) and then our pilot test group of users and devices logged on to the updated NetScaler.

Hence we have 1 x Primary 'NetScaler1' (version 11.0) and 1 x Secondary 'NetScaler2' (version 12.0).

I am planning on failing over the 11.0 NetScaler1 to become the secondary and then to have NEtScaler2 become the new Primary in the HA-Pair.  Eventually I will update NetScaler1 to version 12.0.  I think it would be a less disruptive to our employees if I just leave the Netcaler1 to be the secondary after I update it; however I need to test it after the update.

Is there a way to have specific user accounts only login to a Specific NetScaler Server IP address?  Or doe s HA simply not work that way?  Then I simply must fail over the NetScalers again for testing and plan another maintenance window?
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PkafkasNetwork EngineerAsked:
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ArneLoviusCommented:
Usually one would connect to a hostname rather than an IP address.

When there are only two, and they are configured as a HA pair, then they are effectively a single unit. For testing new releases etc, one would usually use a third device or a second HA pair.
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PkafkasNetwork EngineerAuthor Commented:
It appears we will need to plan a maintenance window and restart the primary NetScaler so the other NetScaler server becomes the new primary.  Then test from there.

OK, I wanted to ask.
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