Product Documentation

Overview

Jul 07, 2016

NetScaler Management and Analytics System (MAS) is a centralized management solution that simplifies operations by providing administrators with enterprise-wide visibility and automating management jobs that need to be executed across multiple instances. You can manage and monitor Citrix application networking products that include Citrix NetScaler MPX, Citrix NetScaler VPX, Citrix NetScaler Gateway, Citrix NetScaler SDX, Citrix NetScaler CPX, and Citrix NetScaler SD-WAN. You can use NetScaler MAS to manage, monitor, and troubleshoot the entire global application delivery infrastructure from a single, unified console.

NetScaler MAS, a virtual appliance that runs on Citrix XenServer, VMware ESXi, and Linux KVM also addresses the application visibility challenge by collecting detailed information about web-application and virtual-desktop traffic, such as flow, user-session-level information, web page performance data, and database information flowing through the NetScaler appliances, NetScaler Gateway appliances, or NetScaler SD-WAN appliances at your site and providing actionable reports. It enables IT administrators to troubleshoot as well as proactively monitor customer issues in matter of minutes.

Features

NetScaler MAS provides the following features:

Features

Description

Applications

  Application Monitoring

Enables you to monitor the applications in your deployment based on the virtual server status.

  Application Groups

Enables you to define applications based on the collection of virtual servers in NetScaler MAS. You can create an application group of Load Balancing, Content Switching, and GSLB virtual servers.

  Application Configuration

Enables you to optimize your applications based on pre-defined configuration templates.

Infrastructure

  Instances

Enables you to manage the NetScaler ADC, NetScaler Gateway, and NetScaler SD-WAN instances.

Note: Currently NetScaler MAS supports only the WAN Optimization functionality for NetScaler SD-WAN instances.

  Instance Groups

Enables you to group your instances as follows:

  • Static Group: Allow you to define a device group that you can use in different tasks such as, Configuration Jobs and so on.
  • Private IP-block: Enables you to group your instances based on geographical locations.

  Events

Provides the status of the instances managed in NetScaler MAS.

  SSL Certificates

Provides certificate management.

  Configuration Jobs

Enable you to configure instances in multiple ways.

  Configuration Audit

Enables you to monitor and identify anomaly across the configurations in your instances.

  • Configuration Advice: Allows you to identify configuration anomaly.
  • Audit template: Allows you to monitor the changes across a specific configuration.

Analytics

  Web Insight

Provides visibility into enterprise web applications and allows IT administrators to monitor all web applications being served by the NetScaler ADC by providing integrated and real-time monitoring of applications. Web Insight provides critical information such as user and server response time, enabling IT organizations to monitor and improve application performance.

  HDX Insight

Provides end-to end visibility for ICA traffic passing through NetScaler ADC. HDX Insight enables administrators to view real-time client and network latency metrics, historical reports, End-to-end performance data, and troubleshoot performance issues.

  Gateway Insight

Provides visibility into the failures that users encounter when logging on, regardless of the access mode. You can view a list of users logged on at a given time, along with the number of active users, number of active sessions, and bytes and licenses used by all users at any given time.

  Security Insight

Provides a single-pane solution to help you assess your application security status and take corrective actions to secure your applications.

  Network Reporting

Allows you to create reports of network statistics.

Orchestration

  Cloud Orchestration

Enables integration of Citrix NetScaler products with OpenStack cloud orchestration. NetScaler MAS and OpenStack implement each other's APIs, enabling integration of the Citrix NetScaler appliance's Load Balancing feature (LBaaS) with OpenStack cloud orchestration.

  Container Orchestration

Enables you to deploy, manage, monitor, and gain visibility into your NetScaler CPX instances and applications deployed in container based environment.