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Add VPX Instances deployed in cloud to NetScaler MAS

May 24, 2018

You can use NetScaler MAS to manage and monitor the NetScaler VPX instances deployed on a public cloud such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) or Microsoft Azure. You need to establish Layer 3 connectivity between NetScaler MAS and the NetScaler VPX instances deployed on the public cloud. To establish the Layer 3 connectivity, you can use solutions such as NetScaler CloudBridge Connector, NetScaler SD-WAN, Direct Connect to AWS, VPN in Azure, or third-party connectors such as Equinix and so on.

The following sample topology uses NetScaler CloudBridge Connector for Layer 3 connectivity between NetScaler MAS and the NetScaler VPX instances deployed in the cloud.

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A CloudBridge Connector tunnel is set up between NetScaler appliance NS_Appliance-DC, in datacenter DC, and NetScaler virtual appliance (VPX) NS_VPX_CBC in the public cloud. NS_Appliance-DC and NS_VPX_CBC enable the communication between NetScaler MAS and the NetScaler VPX instance, NS_VPX_1, deployed in the public cloud. After the communication is established, you can discover NS_VPX_1 in NetScaler MAS.

To configure this topology, do the following:
    1. Install, configure, and start a NetScaler VPX instance in the public cloud.
        For instructions, see Installing NetScaler VPX on AWS.
        For instructions, see Installing NetScaler VPX on Microsoft Azure.
    2. Deploy and configure a NetScaler physical appliance, or provision and configure a NetScaler virtual appliance (VPX) on a virtualization platform in the datacenter.
        • For instructions, see Installing NetScaler Virtual Appliances on Xenserver.
        • For instructions, see Installing NetScaler virtual appliances on VMware ESX or ESXi.
        • For instructions, see Installing NetScaler virtual appliances on Microsoft Hyper-V.
    3. Configure the CloudBridge Connector between the datacenter and the public cloud. For instructions, see Configuring CloudBridge Connector.
    4. Configure the static route for establishing connection between NetScaler MAS and the NetScaler VPX instances deployed on the cloud., as follows :
        a. Log on to NetScaler MAS.
        b. Navigate to System > Static Routes and click Add.

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         c. In the Network Address field, enter the address of the network that you want to establish a static route from NetScaler MAS throught the connector.
         d. In the Netmask field, enter the netmask for the network.
         e. In the Gateway field, enter the address of the gateway.

    5. Add the NetScaler VPX cloud instances to the NetScaler MAS by specifying the range of IP addresses of NetScaler VPX instances in the public cloud. For detailed instructions, Add Instances to NetScaler MAS.