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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
Migrate Command Center configurations to NetScaler MAS
You can now migrate your Command Center configurations to the NetScaler Management and Analytics System (MAS) without losing the existing configuration, settings, or data of your Command Center deployment and NetScaler MAS deployment. You can view the migrated Command Center configurations in NetScaler MAS after the migration process is completed.
Migrating Command Center configurations to NetScaler MAS is supported on the following deployments:
Command Center standalone to NetScaler MAS standalone deployment or NetScaler MAS high availability deployment.
Command Center high availability to NetScaler MAS standalone deployment or NetScaler MAS high availability deployment.
Note: You must use only the primary node’s IP address of Command Center and NetScaler MAS high availability deployment while migrating the Command Center standalone or high availability deployment to NetScaler MAS standalone or high availability deployment.
You can run the Command Center tool multiple times on same or different NetScaler MAS deployments:
Whenever you run the Command Center tool beyond the first time for the same NetScaler MAS, the logs will be shown as failed for the configurations that have already been migrated and exist in NetScaler MAS.
If any new configuration has been added in Command Center from the time the tool was run earlier to now for the same NetScaler MAS, all such configuration except the new Custom tasks will be migrated to NetScaler MAS.
Migrating Command Center configurations to NetScaler MAS is supported for NetScaler, NetScaler SDX, and NetScaler SD-WAN WO devices.
All communication between Command Center and NetScaler MAS is on an HTTPS connection.
Backing up of existing data of NetScaler MAS before migrating the Command Center configurations is highly recommended.
After the Command Center migration is completed, the Admin Partitions of NetScaler are auto-discovered in the NetScaler MAS.
The following Command Center configurations are not migrated from the Command Center appliance to the NetScaler MAS:
Device backup configuration files
Timeout details in SD-WAN WO device profiles
The following details under event and alarm triggers are not migrated:
Abort details for run command action
Run task details
Triggers with all empty parameters (severity/category/instances/failure objects) are not migrated
Triggers having instances with the state as HA cluster, primary, and secondary are not migrated if all the three states of the instances are selected
Custom tasks without description are not migrated
Event severities settings
Event rule schedule details
Syslog suppress filters
Configuration task details
Audit policies without devices
Audit policy schedule details
Groups RBAC authorized scope settings
Database monitor and management settings
Performance custom reports
Custom views of fault/syslog/reports/Entity Monitoring
AppFirewall and NS gateway reports and its schedule details
SD-WAN WO auto configuration details
High Availability settings
Scheduled system backup settings
Database retry settings
Syslog purge schedule time
All statistic data like syslog, events, and audit logs of all modules.
Before migrating the Command Center configurations to NetScaler MAS, make sure that the following prerequisites are met:
You are running Command Center version 5.2 build 48.2 or later.
You have installed and configured NetScaler MAS version 12.0 build 51.24 or later.
Only the Admin user will run the Command Center configuration migration.
For successful migration of custom tasks, the description field is mandatory in Command Center.
Communication between the Command Center and NetScaler MAS is NITRO based. You must configure and open the necessary SSL (Secure Socket Layer) and TLS (Transport Layer Security) protocol settings on Command Center and NetSCaler MAS for NITRO communication.
If you are using a Command Center version earlier than 5.2 build 48.2, you must upgrade the Command Center version to 5.2 build 48.2 and then migrate the Command Center configurations to NetScaler MAS. For detailed information about upgrading the Command Center appliance, see Upgrading Command Center.
To migrate a Command Center configuration to NetScaler MAS, you need the Command Center appliance IP address and administrator credentials.
To migrate Command Center Configurations to NetScaler MAS:
In a web browser, type the IP address of the Command Center appliance.
In the User Name and Password fields, type the administrator credentials and log in.
After successful login, on the screen that appears, select the Administration tab and do one of the following:
In the right pane, under NetScaler MAS Migration, select Migrate Configuration, as shown in the following figure.
In the left pane, select NetScaler MAS Migration, and then click Migrate Configuration, as shown in the following figure.
In the Command Center to MAS Migration dialog box, enter the IP address of the NetScaler MAS server, and the administrator credentials, and then click OK.
Note: In case of NetScaler MAS high availability deployment, enter the primary node IP address.
At the confirmation prompt, click Yes.
The screen reports the progress of the migration tasks.
The Migrate Configuration operation takes the details of the NetScaler MAS deployment and its admin credentials as input. The Migrate Configuration operation then migrates the configuration of Command Center deployment to NetScaler MAS deployment.
When the tasks are completed, you can verify the migrated Command Center configuration from Command Center migration logs and NetScaler MAS data.
In the Command Center GUI, on the Administration tab, do one of the following:
In the right pane, under NetScaler MAS Migration, click Migration Log.
In the left pane, select NetScaler MAS Migration, and then click Migration Log.
Review the list of migration logs.
To display more detail, select Module Name, or to display details for a particular module, select that module, and then click Details.
The following example shows the log details for a selected module.
During the migration process, the Command Center configurations are migrated to NetScaler MAS and are shown as NetScaler MAS configurations in the NetScaler MAS GUI.
After the migration process is completed, the NetScaler MAS Server reboots and there might be a momentary downtime. When the NetScaler MAS server is up and running, access the NetScaler MAS GUI by typing the IP address of the NetScaler MAS server in the address bar of your browser.
The following table shows how the NetScaler MAS terminology for the migrated configurations corresponds to the terminology used in Command Center.
|Command Center Terminology||NetScaler MAS Terminology|
|Device profiles||Instance profiles|
|Devices and its state (like managed/unmanaged)||Instances and its state (like managed/unmanaged)|
|Device annotations||Instance annotations|
|Device groups||Instance groups|
|Event and alarm triggers||Event rules|
|Built-In and custom task commands||Configuration templates under create Job editor|
|Scheduled audit policies||Audit templates|
|Password policy||Password policy|
|Users (local users only)||System users|
|Authentication profiles and authentication settings||Authentication profiles and authentication configuration|
|Email settings||Email server/Email distribution list|
|Syslog server||Syslog server|
|SSL settings||SSL settings|
|SNMP agent configuration||SNMP manager|
|Trap forward settings||Trap settings|
|Event purge settings||Events prune settings|
|Inventory settings||Instance backup settings|
|Syslog purge settings||Syslog prune settings|
|Appliance network settings like DNS, NTP, and time zone||NetScaler MAS network settings like DNS, NTP, and time zone|
*Groups with all permissions in Command Center are migrated as groups with an “admin” role in NetScaler MAS. All other Command Center groups are migrated as groups with a “read-only” role in NetScaler MAS.