- Upgrading a NetScaler Instance
The process of upgrading the NetScaler instances involves uploading the build file, and then upgrading the NetScaler instance.
You have to upload the NetScaler software images to the SDX appliance before upgrading the NetScaler instances. For installing a new instance, you need the NetScaler XVA file.
In the NetScaler Software Images pane, you can view the following details.
You can use the Management Service to upgrade one or more of the NetScaler VPX instances running on the appliance. Before upgrading an instance, make sure that you have uploaded the correct build to the SDX appliance.
Before you start upgrading any instance, ensure that you understand the licensing framework and types of licenses. A software edition upgrade might require new licenses, such as upgrading from the standard edition to the enterprise edition, the standard edition to the platinum edition, or the enterprise edition to the platinum edition. Also note the following:
Use the NetScaler Management Service only and not the VPX GUI to upgrade NetScaler VPX instances, so that during backups the upgrade images are part of the backup file. Such backup files help you restore the instance smoothly.