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- NetScaler MAS with Citrix XenServer
- NetScaler MAS with Microsoft Hyper-V
- NetScaler MAS with VMware ESXi
- NetScaler MAS with Linux KVM server
- Configure high availability deployment
- Configure disaster recovery for high availability
- Configure on-prem agents for multisite deployment
- Migrate from NetScaler Insight Center to NetScaler MAS
- Migrate Command Center configurations to NetScaler MAS
- Integrate NetScaler MAS with Citrix XenDesktop Director
- Attach an additional disk to NetScaler MAS
- Access control
- StyleBook groups
- Use default StyleBooks
- Business application StyleBooks
Create and use custom StyleBooks
- StyleBook to create a load balancing virtual server
- StyleBook to create a basic load balancing configuration
- Create a composite StyleBook
- Use GUI attributes in a custom StyleBook
- Use custom StyleBooks
- Create a StyleBook to upload files to NetScaler MAS
- Create a StyleBook to upload SSL certificate and certificate key files to NetScaler MAS
- Enable analytics and configure alarms on a virtual server defined in a StyleBook
- Create a Stylebook to perform non-CRUD operations
- Use API to create configurations from StyleBooks
- Import StyleBooks
- Parameters-default-sources construct
- Helper components
- Optional properties
- Properties-default-sources construct
- Nested components
- Condition construct
- Repeat construct
- Repeat-condition construct
- Nested repeats
- Parameter reference
- Parent reference
- Components reference
- Substitutions reference
- Variable reference
- In-place interpolations
- Built-in functions
- Dependency detection
- Monitor globally distributed sites
- Manage admin partitions of NetScaler instances
- Back up and restore NetScaler instances
- Force a failover to the secondary NetScaler instance
- Force a secondary NetScaler instance to stay secondary
- Create instance groups
- Rediscover multiple NetScaler VPX instances
- Poll NetScaler instances and entities
- Unmanage an instance
- Trace the route to an instance
- Use events dashboard
- Set event age for events
- Schedule an event filter
- Set repeated email notifications for events
- Suppress events
- Create event rules
- Modify the reported severity of events that occur on NetScaler instances
- View events summary
- Display event severities and SNMP trap details
- Export syslog messages
- Suppress syslog messages
- Configure prune settings for instance events
- Use the SSL dashboard
- Set up notifications for SSL certificate expiry
- Update an installed certificate
- Install SSL certificates on a NetScaler instance
- Create a Certificate Signing Request (CSR)
- Link and unlink SSL certificates
- Configure an enterprise policy
- Poll SSL certificates from NetScaler instances
- Create a configuration job
- Use record-and-play to create configuration jobs
- Use configuration jobs to replicate configuration from one instance to multiple instances
- Use variables in configuration jobs
- Create configuration jobs from corrective commands
- Replicate running and saved configuration from one NetScaler instance to another
- Reuse executed configuration jobs
- Schedule jobs created by using built in templates
- Use maintenance jobs to upgrade NetScaler SDX instances
- Create configuration jobs for NetScaler SD-WAN WO instances
- Use the master configuration template
- Use jobs to upgrade NetScaler instances
- Use configuration templates to create audit templates
- Use SCP (put) command in configuration jobs
- Reschedule jobs configured by using built in templates
- Reuse configuration audit templates in configuration jobs
- Import and export configuration templates
- Maintenance jobs
- Configuration audit
- Network functions
- Network reporting
- Instance management
- License requirements
- Logstream overview
- Web Insight
- HDX Insight
- Gateway Insight
- Security Insight
- SSL Insight
- TCP Insight
- WAN Insight
- View network efficiency
- Compare the data volume used by optimized and unoptimized ABR videos
- View the type of videos streamed and data volume consumed from your network
- Compare optimized and unoptimized play time of ABR videos
- Compare bandwidth consumption of optimized and unoptimized ABR videos
- Compare optimized and unoptimized number of plays of ABR videos
- View peak data rate for a specific time frame
- Secure Web Gateway Analytics
OpenStack - integrating NetScaler instances
- Service package isolation policies
- Manual provisioning of NetScaler VPX instance on OpenStack
- Configure layer 7 content switching
- Configure LBaaS V1 using Horizon
- Configure LBaaS V2 using command line
- Shared VLAN support for admin partitions
- Pre-configuration tasks in NetScaler MAS and OpenStack
- Trial licensing workflow
- Integrate with OpenStack Heat services
- Flexible policy-based device allotment
- NSX Manager - manual provisioning of NetScaler instances
- NSX Manager - auto provisioning of NetScaler instances
- NetScaler automation using NetScaler MAS in Cisco ACI hybrid mode
- NetScaler device package in Cisco ACI's cloud orchestrator mode
- OpenStack - integrating NetScaler instances
NetScaler pooled capacity
- Configure NetScaler pooled capacity
- Upgrade a perpetual license in NetScaler VPX to NetScaler pooled capacity
- Upgrading a Perpetual License in NetScaler MPX to NetScaler Pooled Capacity
- Upgrade a perpetual license in NetScaler SDX to NetScaler pooled capacity
- NetScaler pooled capacity on NetScaler instances in cluster mode
- Health monitoring
- Expected behaviors when issues arise
- Configure expiry checks for pooled capacity licenses
- NetScaler VPX check-in and check-out licensing
- NetScaler virtual CPU licensing
- NetScaler pooled capacity
- Manage NetScaler SD-WAN instances
Manage HAProxy instances
- Add HAProxy instances to NetScaler MAS
- HAProxy app dashboard
- Third-party licensing
- Role-based access control for HAProxy instances
- Monitor HAProxy instances
- View the details of frontends configured on HAProxy instances
- View the details of backends configured on HAProxy instances
- View the details of servers configured on HAProxy instances
- View the HAProxy Instances with the highest number of frontends or servers
- Restart an HAProxy instance
- Back up and restore an HAProxy instance
- Edit the HAProxy configuration file
Manage system settings
- Configure system backup settings
- Configure a NTP Server
- Upgrade NetScaler MAS
- Configure syslog purging interval
- Configure system prune settings
- Enable shell access for non-default users
- Recover inaccessible NetScaler MAS servers
- Assign a host name to a NetScaler MAS server
- Back up and restore your NetScaler MAS server in a single-server deployment
- View auditing information
- Configure SSL settings
- Monitor CPU, memory, and disk usage
- Configure system notification settings
- Generate a tech support file
- Diagnose and troubleshoot NetScaler instances
- Back Up and restore a NetScaler MAS configuration in an HA pair
- Configure a cipher group
- Create SNMP traps, managers, and users
- Configure and view system alarms
- NetScaler MAS as an API proxy server
Configure system settings
Before you start using NetScaler MAS to manage and monitor your instances and applications, it is recommended that you configure a few system settings that will ensure optimal performance of your NetScaler MAS server.
You should configure system alarms to make sure you are aware of any critical or major system issues. For example, you might want to be notified if the CPU usage is high or if there are multiple login failures to the server. For some alarm categories, such as cpuUsageHigh or memoryUsageHigh, you can set thresholds and define the severity (such as Critical or Major) for each. For some categories, such as inventoryFailed or loginFailure, you can define only the severity. When the threshold is breached for an alarm category (for example, memoryUsageHigh) or when an event occurs corresponding to the alarm category (for example, loginFailure), a message is recorded in the system and you can view the message as syslog message.
To configure system alarms:
Navigate to System > Alarms, select the alarm you want to configure, and click Edit.
On the Configure Alarm page, select the alarm severity, and set the Threshold.
To view the alarms that have breached the threshold or for which an event has occurred, navigate to System > Auditing and click Syslog Messages.
You can send notifications to select groups of users for a number of system-related functions. You can set up a notification server in NetScaler MAS, and you can configure email and Short Message Service (SMS) gateway servers to send email and text notifications to users. This ensures that you are notified of any system-level activities such as user login or system restart.
To configure system notifications:
Navigate to System > Notifications. Under Settings, click Change Notification Settings.
On the Configure System Notification Settings page, select the category or category of events generated by NetScaler MAS.
Then, configure either the email server or the SMS server to receive notification through email or SMS or both.
To limit the amount of reporting data being stored in your NetScaler MAS server’s database, you can specify the interval for which you want NetScaler MAS to retain network reporting data, events, audit logs, and task logs. By default, this data is pruned every 24 hours (at 00.00 hours).
To configure system prune setting:
Navigate to System > System Administration. Under Prune Settings, click System Prune Settings.
In the Configure System Prune Settings page, specify the number of days for which to retain data, and click OK.
NetScaler MAS automatically backs up the system everyday at 00:30 hours. By default, it saves three backup files. You might want to retain more number of backups of the system. You can also encrypt the backup file. You can also choose to save the backup on an external server.
To configure system backup settings:
Navigate to System > System Administration.
Under Backup Settings, click System Backup Settings.
On the Confgure System Backup Settings page, specify the required values.
If you back up the current state of a NetScaler instance, you can use the backup files to restore stability in the event that the instance becomes unstable. Doing so is especially important before performing an upgrade. By default, a backup is taken every 12 hours and three backup files are retained in the system. . To configure instance backup settings:
Navigate to System > System Administration.
Under Backup Settings, select Instance Backup Settings, and specify the required values.
To limit the amount of event messages data being stored in your NetScaler MAS server’s database, you can specify the interval for which you want NetScaler MAS to retain network reporting data, events, audit logs, and task logs. By default, this data is pruned every 24 hours (at 00:00 hours).
To configure instance event prune settings:
Navigate to System > System Administration.
Under Prune Settings, click Instance Events Prune Settings.
Enter the time interval, in days, for which you want to retain data on the NetScaler MAS server and click OK.
To limit the amount of syslog data stored in the database, you can specify the interval at which you want to purge syslog data. You can specify the number of days after which the following syslog data will be deleted from NetScaler MAS: Generic Syslog Data, AppFirewall Data, and NetScaler Gateway Data.
To configure instance syslog purge settings:
Navigate to System > System Administration. Under Prune Settings, click Syslog Purge Settings.
In Configure Syslog Purge Settings page, enter the required values.
Select the Configure NetScaler Gateway Purge Interval by Syslog Type checkbox if you want this to take precedence over the purge settings interval configured to retain the NetScaler Gateway data.
Select one or more of the following options and click OK.
Type: The type of NetScaler Gateway syslog types generated on the devices, such as Login, Logout, Login failed, ICA proxy session start, and others. Select the type for which you want syslog data deleted from the NetScaler MAS server.
Purge Interval (Days): The time interval between two successive purge operations performed on syslog data.