Product Documentation

NetScaler Management and Analytics Service

Oct 05, 2017

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:

  • Agile – Easy to operate, update, and consume. The service model of NetScaler MA Service is available over the cloud, making it is easy to operate, update, and use the features provided by NetScaler MA Service. The frequency of updates, combined with the automated update feature, quickly enhances your NetScaler deployment.
  • Faster time to value – Quicker business goals achievement. Unlike with the traditional on-premises deployment, you can use your NetScaler MA Service with a few clicks. You not only save the installation and configuration time, but also avoid wasting time and resources on potential errors.
  • Multi-Site Management – Single Pane of Glass for instances across Multi-Site data centers. With the NetScaler MA Service, you can manage and monitor NetScaler ADCs that are in various types of deployments. You have one-stop management for NetScaler ADCs deployed on premises and in the cloud.
  • Operational Efficiency – Optimized and automated way to achieve higher operational productivity. With the NetScaler MA Service, your operational costs are reduced by saving your time, money, and resources on maintaining and upgrading the traditional hardware deployments.

How NetScaler MA Service Manages your Deployment

NetScaler MA Service is available as a service on the Citrix Cloud. After you sign up for Citrix cloud and start using this service, you have to install agents in your network environment, and 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, the service implicitly adds itself as a trap destination for the instance and collects inventory of the instance. It collects instance details such as host name, software version, running and saved configuration, certificate details, 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:

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Documentation Guide

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.