Deploying NetScaler MAS

NetScaler MAS is used to manage and monitor applications and the network infrastructure. Install NetScaler MAS on any of the supported hypervisors. You can deploy NetScaler MAS either as a single server or in a high-availability mode. If you are using NetScaler Insight Center, Citrix recommends that you migrate to NetScaler MAS. You can avail the advanced management, monitoring, orchestration, analytics, and application management features of NetScaler MAS.

  • 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. Two Citrix NetScaler MAS servers deployed in high-availability mode can provide uninterrupted operation in any transaction. An HA pair of NetScaler MAS servers is in active-passive mode. When two NetScaler MAS servers are configured in active-passive mode, both servers have the same configuration. Install both the server nodes on the same type of hypervisor and running on the same version. See: Deploy NetScaler MAS in High Availability Mode

  • 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. On NetScaler MAS you can view the various analytics generated by the NetScaler and NetScaler SD-WAN instances. In addition, you 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

  • Migrate a Single-Server Deployment to a High Availability Deployment. Consider that you have a single-server deployment of NetScaler MAS and want to move to an HA deployment. You can add another NetScaler MAS server node to the existing NetScaler MAS single server deployment and deploy them as a pair.


    Both the servers must be on the same type of Hypervisor and running on the same software version. For more information, see Migrate a Single-Server Deployment to a High Availability Deployment

  • Integrate NetScaler MAS with Director. Director integrates with NetScaler MAS for network analysis and performance management. See: Integrate NetScaler MAS with Director

Deploying NetScaler MAS