Product Documentation

Migrating from NetScaler Insight Center to NetScaler MAS

Apr 04, 2017

You can now migrate your NetScaler Insight Center deployment to NetScaler MAS without losing the existing configuration, settings, or data. With NetScaler MAS you can not only view the various analytics generated by the NetScaler instances associated with an application, but can also manage, monitor, and troubleshoot the entire global application delivery infrastructure from a single, unified console.


Migration is currently supported only on NetScaler Insight Center Standalone instances.


Before migrating the NetScaler Insight Center virtual appliance to NetScaler MAS, verify that the following requirements have been met:

  • NetScaler Insight Center 11.1 Build 47.14 or later is installed.
  • You have downloaded the NetScaler MAS 11.1 49.X .tgz image file.

Hardware Requirement:




8 GB

Note: Citrix recommends that you use 32 GB for better performance.

Virtual CPU


Note:  Citrix recommends 8 CPUs for better performance.

Storage space

120 GB

Note: Citrix recommends that you use 500 GB for better performance.

Virtual Network Interfaces



1 Gbps or 100 Mbps

Hypervisor Requirements


6.2, 6.5


5.5, 6.0

Microsoft Hyper-V

2012 R2

Linux - KVM

Ubuntu, Fedora

Installation Procedure

To migrate NetScaler Insight Center to NetScaler MAS

1. Log on to shell prompt of NetScaler Insight Center.

2. Download the NetScaler MAS build to the /var/mps/mps_images folder.

3. Untar the TGZ file by using the tar -zxvf build-mas-11.1-49.X.tgz command.  

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4. Install NetScaler MAS by using the ./installmas command.

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After the migration, all the NetScaler instances that were discovered in the NetScaler Insight Center inventory appear in the Infrastructure > Instances section of NetScaler MAS. However, for the first time you need to manually poll the virtual servers hosted in the discovered appliances.


In NetScaler MAS, by default, there is no licensing cost to manage and monitor 30 virtual servers created within the discovered NetScaler instances. To monitor and manage more than 30 virtual servers, install the required MAS licenses. For more details, see NetScaler MAS Licensing.