Migrate from NetScaler Insight Center to NetScaler MAS

You can now migrate your NetScaler Insight Center deployment to NetScaler MAS without losing the existing configuration, settings, or data. Some other benefits that you can avail are as listed as follows:

  • use the more advanced features such as management, monitoring, orchestration, analytics, and application management
  • manage, monitor, and troubleshoot the entire global application delivery infrastructure from a single, unified console


Migration is supported only on NetScaler Insight Center Standalone instances.


Before migrating the NetScaler Insight Center virtual appliance to NetScaler MAS, verify that the following requirements have been met:

  • NetScaler Insight Center 11.1 Build 47.14 or later is installed.

  • You have downloaded the NetScaler MAS 11.1 49.X or later .tgz image file.

Hardware Requirement:

Component Requirement
  Note: Citrix recommends that you use 32 GB for better performance.
Virtual CPU 4
  Note: Citrix recommends 8 CPUs for better performance.
Storage space 120 GB
  Note: - Citrix recommends that you use 500 GB for better performance. Citrix recommends using solid-state drive (SSD) technology for NetScaler MAS deployments.
Virtual Network Interfaces 1
Throughput 1 Gbps or 100 Mbps
Hypervisor Requirements  
XenServer 6.2, 6.5
VMWare ESX 5.5, 6.0
Microsoft Hyper-V 2012 R2
Linux - KVM Ubuntu, Fedora

Installation procedure

To migrate NetScaler Insight Center to NetScaler MAS

  1. Log on to shell prompt of NetScaler Insight Center.

  2. Download the NetScaler MAS build to the /var/mps/mps_images folder.

  3. Untar the TGZ file by using the tar -zxvf build-mas-11.1-49.X.tgz command.  

    localized image

  4. Install NetScaler MAS by using the ./installmas command.

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    What happens to all the NetScaler instances that were originally present in the Insight Center after you migrate to NetScaler MAS? All those instances now appear in the Networks > Instances section of NetScaler MAS. However, for the first time you must manually poll the virtual servers hosted in the discovered appliances.


    In NetScaler MAS, by default, there is no licensing cost to manage and monitor 30 virtual servers created within the discovered NetScaler instances. To monitor and manage more than 30 virtual servers, install the required MAS licenses. For more details, see NetScaler MAS Licensing.

Migrate from NetScaler Insight Center to NetScaler MAS