Product Documentation

Maintenance jobs

You can create the following maintenance jobs using NetScaler MAS. You can then schedule the maintenance jobs at a specific date and time.

  • Upgrade NetScaler instances

  • Upgrade NetScaler SD WAN-WO instances

  • Upgrade NetScaler SDX instances

  • Configure HA pair of NetScaler instances

  • Convert HA pair of instances to 2-node Cluster

Schedule upgrading of NetScaler instances

  1. In NetScaler MAS, navigate to Networks > Configuration Jobs > Maintenance Jobs. Click Create Job button.

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  2. On the Create Maintenance Task page, select Upgrade NetScaler/Upgrade NetScaler HA and click Proceed.

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  3. On the Upgrade NetScaler Appliance(s) page, in the Instance Selection tab, add the NetScaler instances on which you want to run the upgrade process. Click Next to start the pre-upgrade validation on the selected instances.

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  4. On the Upgrade tab, from the Software Image list, select either Local (your local machine) or Appliance (the build file must be present on the NetScaler MAS virtual appliance).

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  5. You can enable email notification to receive the execution report of upgrading NetScaler instances. Click the Receive Execution Report Through Email checkbox to enable the email notification.

  6. Select the + icon to Create the Email Distribution List.

  7. To upgrade NetScaler instance now, select Now from the Execution Mode list.

  8. To upgrade NetScaler instance at a later time, select Later from the Execution Mode list. You can then choose the Execution Date and the Start Time for upgrading the NetScaler instances.

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  9. On the Create Email Distribution List page, specify a name for the Email Distribution List. Add the SMTP mail server to use for sending email notifications to the Email Server. In the From box, add the Email address from which to send messages. In the To box, add Email address or addresses to which to send messages. You can also add an Email address or addresses to which to send message copies and copies without displaying these addresses in the messages or the copies. Click Create. After creating the email distribution list, click Finish to complete the configuring process.

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Schedule upgrading of NetScaler SD-WAN WO instances

  1. In NetScaler MAS, navigate to Networks > Configuration Jobs > Maintenance Jobs. Click Create Job button.

  2. On the Create Maintenance Job page, select Upgrade NetScaler SD-WAN WO and click Proceed.

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  3. On the Upgrade NetScaler SD-WAN WO page, in the Instance Selection tab, add a Task Name. From the Software Image list, select either Local (your local machine) or Appliance (the build file must be present on the NetScaler MAS virtual appliance). Add the NetScaler SD-WAN WO instances on which you want to run the upgrade process. Click Next.

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  4. To upgrade NetScaler SD-WAN WO instance now, select Now from the Execution Mode list. Click Finish.

  5. To upgrade NetScaler SD-WAN WO instance at a later time, select Later from theExecution Mode list. You can then choose the execution date and the start time for upgrading the NetScaler SD-WAN WO instance.

  6. You can enable email notification to receive the execution report of upgrading NetScaler SD-WAN WO instance. Click the Receive Execution Report Through Email checkbox to enable the email notification.

  7. Select the + icon to create the email distribution list.

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  8. On the Create Email Distribution List page, specify a name for the email distribution list. Add the SMTP mail server to use for sending email notifications to the email server. In the From box, add the Email address from which to send messages. In the To box, add email address or addresses to which to send messages. You can also add an email address or addresses to which to send message copies and copies without displaying these addresses in the messages or the copies. Click Create. After creating the email distribution list, click Finish to complete the configuring process.

Schedule upgrading of NetScaler SDX instances

  1. In NetScaler MAS, navigate to Networks > Configuration Jobs > Maintenance Jobs. Click Create Job button.

  2. On the Create Maintenance Job page, select Upgrade NetScaler SDX and click Proceed.

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  3. On the Upgrade NetScaler SDX appliance(s) page, in the Instance Selection tab, add a Task Name. From the Software Image list, select either Local (your local machine) or Appliance (the build file must be present on the NetScaler MAS virtual appliance). Add the NetScaler SDX instances on which you want to run the upgrade process. Click Next.

  4. You can enable email notification to receive the execution report of upgrading NetScaler SDX instance. Click the Receive Execution Report Through Email checkbox to enable the email notification.

  5. Select the + icon to create the email distribution list.

  6. To upgrade NetScaler SDX instance now, select Now from the Execution Mode list. Click Finish.

  7. To upgrade NetScaler SDX instance at a later time, select Later from the Execution Mode list. You can then choose the execution date and the start time for upgrading the NetScaler SDX instance.

  8. On the Create Email Distribution List page, specify a name for the email distribution list. Add the SMTP mail server to use for sending email notifications to the email server. In the From box, add the Email address from which to send messages. In the To box, add email address or addresses to which to send messages. You can also add an email address or addresses to which to send message copies and copies without displaying these addresses in the messages or the copies. Click Create. After creating the email distribution list, click Finish to complete the configuring process.

Schedule configuring HA pair of NetScaler Instances

  1. In NetScaler MAS, navigate to Networks > Configuration Jobs > Maintenance Jobs. Click Create Job button.

  2. On the Create Maintenance Job page, select Configure HA Pair of NetScaler Instances and click Proceed.

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  3. On the NetScaler HA Pair page, in the Instance Selection tab, add a Task Name. Enter the primary IP address and the secondary address and Click Next.

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  4. On the Schedule Task tab, you can either choose to configure the NetScaler HA pair now or later.

  5. To configure the NetScaler HA pair now, select Now from the Execution Mode list. You can enable email notification to receive the execution report of NetScaler HA pair. Click the Receive Execution Report Through Email checkbox to enable the email notification.

  6. To configure the NetScaler HA pair at a later time, select Later from the Execution Mode list. You can then choose the eExecution date and the start time. You can enable email notification to receive the execution report of NetScaler HA pair. Click the Receive Execution Report Through Email checkbox to enable the email notification.

  7. Select the + icon to create the email distribution list.

  8. On the Create Email Distribution List page, specify a Name for the email distribution list. Add the SMTP mail server to use for sending email notifications to the email server. In the From box, add the email address from which to send messages. In the To box, add email address or addresses to which to send messages. You can also add an email address or addresses to which to send message copies and copies without displaying these addresses in the messages or the copies. Click Create. After creating the email distribution list, click Finish to complete the configuring process.

Schedule converting HA pair of instances to Cluster

  1. In NetScaler MAS, navigate to Networks > Configuration Jobs > Maintenance Jobs. Click Create Job button.

  2. On the Create Maintenance Job page, select Convert HA Pair of Instances to 2 Node Cluster and click Proceed.

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  3. On the Migrate NetScaler HA to Cluster page, in the Instance Selection tab, add a Task Name. Specify the primary IP address, secondary address, primary node ID, secondary node ID, cluster IP address, cluster ID, and backplane. Click Next.

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  4. On the Schedule Task tab, you can either choose to migrate the NetScaler HA to Cluster now or later.

  5. To configure the NetScaler HA pair at a later time, select Later from the Execution Mode list. You can then choose the execution date and the start time. You can enable email notification to receive the execution report of NetScaler HA pair. Click the Receive Execution Report Through Email checkbox to enable the email notification.

  6. Select the + icon to create the email distribution list.

  7. On the Create Email Distribution List page, specify a name for the email distribution list. Add the SMTP mail server to use for sending email notifications to the email server. In the From box, add the email address from which to send messages. In the To box, add email address or addresses to which to send messages. You can also add an email address or addresses to which to send message copies and copies without displaying these addresses in the messages or the copies. Click Create. After creating the email distribution list, click Finish to complete the configuring process.