NetScaler Management and Analytics Service (NetScaler MA Service) provides an easy and scalable solution to manage NetScaler deployments that include Citrix NetScaler MPX, Citrix NetScaler VPX, Citrix NetScaler Gateway, Citrix NetScaler Secure Web Gateway, Citrix NetScaler SDX, Citrix NetScaler CPX, and Citrix NetScaler SD-WAN appliances that are deployed on-premises or on the cloud.
You can use this cloud solution to manage, monitor, and troubleshoot the entire global application delivery infrastructure from a single, unified, and centralized cloud-based console.
NetScaler MA Service provides all the capabilities required to quickly set up, deploy, and manage application delivery in NetScaler deployments and with rich analytics of application health, performance, and security.
NetScaler MA Service provides the following benefits:
NetScaler MA Service is available as a service on the Citrix Cloud. After you sign up for Citrix Cloud and start using the service, install agents in your network environment or initiate the built-in agent in the instances. Then, add the instances you want to manage to the service.
An agent enables communication between the NetScaler MA Service and the managed instances in your data center. The agent collects data from the managed instances in your network and sends it to the NetScaler MA Service.
When you add an instance to NetScaler MA Service, it implicitly adds itself as a trap destination and collects inventory of the instance.
The service collects instance details such as:
- Host name
- Software version
- Running and saved configuration
- Entities configured on the instance, and so on.
NetScaler MA Service periodically polls managed instances to collect information.
The following image illustrates the communication between the service, agents, and instances:
The NetScaler MA Service documentation includes information about how to get started with the service, list of features supported on the service, and configuration specific to this service solution. The NetScaler MAS documentation covers the latest on-premises release of NetScaler MAS and provides detailed information about all features. For details about using the features supported on NetScaler MA Service, see the articles under NetScaler MAS 12.0.