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Add NetScaler SD-WAN SE/EE instances

May 24, 2018

Configure NetScaler MAS as the AppFlow collector on the NetScaler SD-WAN SE/EE appliance to add these instances in NetScaler MAS. The NetScaler SD-WAN SE/EE appliances are registered as managed instances on NetScaler MAS, and their AppFlow records are collected. For a NetScaler SD-WAN EE appliance, you can enable either the TCP only for HDX template or the HDX template. The TCP only for HDX template provides multi-hop data. The HDX template provides HDX data, it should be enabled on the Data Center appliance only.

You can configure NetScaler MAS as an AppFlow collector on the individual SD-WAN SE/EE appliance, or you can configure NetScaler MAS as the AppFlow collector using SD-WAN Center and export the configuration to the appliances managed by it. 

To configure NetScaler MAS as an AppFlow collector on an NetScaler SD-WAN SE/EE appliance

In the SD-WAN SE/EE web interface, navigate to Configuration > AppFlow

Choose Enable AppFlow

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In the Data Update Interval field, specify the time interval, in minutes, at which the AppFlow reports are exported to AppFlow collector. 

Note

If NetScaler MAS is the AppFlow collector, the data update interval should be 1 minute.  

Do one of the following:

  • Choose HDX, to send HDX insight data to the AppFlow collector.  This should be enabled on the branch appliances. 
  • Choose TCP only for HDX, to send multi-hop data to the AppFlow collector. 

Note

HDX template option is available for NetScaler SD-WAN EE appliance only, it should be enabled on the Data Center appliance

In the IP Address field, type the IP Address of the external AppFlow collector system (NetScaler MAS Server).

In the Port field, type the port number on which the external AppFlow collector system listens. The default value is 4739.

Choose the MAS check box, to specify that NetScaler MAS is the AppFlow collector.

Enter the credentials for the NetScaler MAS server

Note

You can add up to four AppFlow collectors. Either NetScaler MAS or any AppFlow collector that supports the IPFIX protocol.

Click Apply Settings

The NetScaler SD-WAN SE/EE appliances are discovered and listed on NetScaler MAS. The NetScaler SD-WAN SE/EE appliances send the analytics data to NetScaler MAS. 

To configure NetScaler MAS as an AppFlow collector by using NetScaler SD-WAN Center 

In NetScaler SD-WAN Center management UI, navigate to Configuration > Appliance Settings.  

Navigate to the AppFlow section and choose Include in File

Select Enable AppFlow Collection

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In the Data Update Interval field, specify the time interval, in minutes, at which the AppFlow reports are exported to the AppFlow collector. 

Note

If NetScaler MAS is the AppFlow collector, the data update interval should be 1 minute.   

Do one of the following:

  • Choose HDX, to send HDX insight data to the AppFlow collector.  
  • Choose TCP for HDX, to send multi-hop insight data to the AppFlow collector. This should be enabled on the branch appliances. 

Note

HDX template option is available for NetScaler SD-WAN EE appliance only, it should be enabled on the Data Center appliance.

In the AppFlow Collector field, type the IP Address of the external AppFlow collector system (MAS Server).

In the Port field, type the port number on which the external AppFlow collector system listens. The default value is 4739.

Choose the MAS check box to specify that NetScaler MAS is the AppFlow collector. 

Enter the credentials for the MAS server.

Note

You can add up to four AppFlow collectors. Either NetScaler MAS or any AppFlow collector that supports the IPFIX protocol.

 Save and Export the configuration to the managed appliances. 

The NetScaler SD-WAN SE/EE appliances are discovered and listed by NetScaler MAS. The NetScaler SD-WAN SE/EE appliances are discovered and listed in NetScaler MAS. To view the discovered NetScaler SD-WAN SE/EE appliances, in the NetScaler MAS web interface, navigate to Networks > Instances > NetScaler SD-WAN SE/EE.

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You can view the IP address, name, current state, software edition, and version of the discovered appliances. You can also see if the appliance is a master controller node (MCN) or not.

You can perform the following actions:

  • View and remove instance profiles.  
  • Remove instances from NetScaler MAS.
  • Rediscover instances.

For a NetScaler SD-WAN EE appliance, you can view HDX data records or multi-hop data, depending on the AppFlow configuration. A NetScaler SD-WAN SE appliance provides multi-hop data only. For more information see, Viewing HDX Insight Reports and Metrics and Viewing NetScaler SD-WAN Analytics Data for Multi-hop Deployment