When you export a NetScaler application, the following two files are automatically created:
- NetScaler application template file. Contains application-configuration information such as application units, rules, and configured policies.
- Deployment file. Contains deployment-specific information such as public endpoints, services, associated IP addresses, and configured variables.
In a template file or deployment file, each unit of application-configuration information is encapsulated in a specific XML element that is meant for that unit type. For example, each public endpoint and associated endpoint details are encapsulated within the <appendpoint> and </appendpoint> tags, and all the endpoint elements are encapsulated within the <appendpoint_list> and </appendpoint_list> tags.
Note: After you export a NetScaler application, you can add elements, remove elements, and modify existing elements before importing the application to a NetScaler appliance.