How to Attach an Additional Disk to NetScaler MAS

Your NetScaler MAS storage requirement is determined based on your NetScaler MAS sizing estimation. The default disk space provided by NetScaler MAS is 120 G. If your NetScaler MAS storage requirement exceeds this space, attach one additional disk. You can attach additional disks in both single-server and in high-availability deployments. For NetScaler MAS servers in a high-availability setup, you can only add one extra disk to each node.

Note

  • Citrix recommends using solid-state drive (SSD) technology for NetScaler MAS deployments.

  • For a NetScaler MAS HA deployment, at the time of initial deployment, you must estimate storage and attach an additional disk to each node.

Attaching additional disk to a NetScaler MAS in a single-server deployment

Note

For a NetScaler MAS single-server deployment, you can attach only one disk to the server.

  1. Shut down the NetScaler MAS virtual machine.

  2. In the hypervisor, attach an additional disk of the required disk size to NetScaler MAS virtual machine. For example, to increase disk space from 120 BG to 200 GB, attach a disk space of 200 GB instead of 80 GB. The newly attached 200 GB of disk space stores Database data, and NetScaler MAS log files. The existing 120 GB disk space stores core files, operating system log files, and so on.

  3. Start the NetScaler MAS virtual machine.

Attaching additional disks to a NetScaler MAS in a high availability deployment

Before you attach additional disks, you must break down the HA setup to create two individual standalone nodes or NetScaler MAS servers.

To break down the HA setup, you must:

  1. Navigate to System > Deployment.

  2. In the deployment screen, click Break HA. In the confirmation dialog, select Yes to degrade your HA setup into two standalone nodes.

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To attach additional disks to NetScaler MAS in high availability mode:

  1. Shut down each of your standalone nodes.

  2. In the hypervisor, attach an additional disk of the required disk size to each one of the nodes. For example, to increase disk space on a node from 120 GB to 200 GB, attach a disk space of 200 GB instead of 80 GB. The newly attached 200 GB of disk space stores Database data, NetScaler MAS log files. The existing 120 GB disk space stores core files, operating system log files, and so on.

  3. Now, register your standalone nodes in HA mode.