To manage and monitor applications and the network infrastructure, you must first install NetScaler MAS on one of the hypervisors. You can deploy NetScaler MAS either as a single server or in a high availability mode. If you are using NetScaler Insight Center, you can migrate to NetScaler MAS and avail of the management, monitoring, orchestration, and application management features in addition to the analytics features.
- Single-Server Deployment. In a NetScaler MAS single server deployment, the database is integrated with the server and a single server processes all the traffic. You can deploy NetScaler MAS with Citrix XenServer, VMWare ESXi, Microsoft Hyper-V, and Linux KVM. See:
- High Availability (HA) Deployment. An HA deployment of two Citrix NetScaler MAS servers provides uninterrupted operations. In a high availability setup, both the NetScaler MAS nodes must be deployed in active-passive mode, on the same subnet using the same software version and build, and must have same configurations. With HA deployment the ability to configure the floating IP address on the NetScaler MAS primary node eliminates the need of separate NetScaler load balancer. See: Configure in high availability deployment.
- Migrate from NetScaler Insight Center to NetScaler MAS. You can 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 and NetScaler SD-WAN instances, but can also manage, monitor, and troubleshoot the entire global application delivery infrastructure from a single, unified console. See: Migrating from NetScaler Insight Center to NetScaler MAS
- Integrate NetScaler MAS with Director. Director integrates with NetScaler MAS for network analysis and performance management. See: Integrate NetScaler MAS with Director