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How to back up your Citrix NetScaler VPX with NetScaler Management & Analytics System (MAS)

How to back up your Citrix NetScaler VPX with NetScaler Management & Analytics System (MAS)

Back in the days, the only official method to backup your Citrix NetScaler devices was to use Citrix Command Center. Since Citrix released their NetScaler MAS (Management & Analytics System) in June 30, 2016, there was a new kid in town that can do the same, and even more… It combines the NetScaler Insight, Control Center and Citrix Command Center into 1 NetScaler product.

NetScaler MAS is a centralized management, orchestration and network analytics software appliance. It provides a simple way to manage all of your NetScaler Appliances through a central simplified dashboard. The dashboard also analyzes the existing configuration of your NetScaler and advice you if it’s the recommended setting or if it’s not.

In this article I will describe in a step-by-step installation how you can do the initial setup of a NetScaler MAS, based on a VMware hypervisor infrastructure and the setup of an automatic ‘’scheduled’’ backup of your NetScaler VPX.

Some other advanced features of MAS are:

  • SSL certificate management to minimize access disruptions
  • Automated provisioning of NetScaler services
  • Support High Availability (2 or more nodes)
  • Application-centric configuration templates to simplify application deployment
  • Integrates with third party orchestration platforms (VMware, Docker, Cisco etc.)
  • Scheduling of firmware upgrades with no downtime (HA required)
  • Support for multi-cloud and hybrid environments
  • Comprehensive role-based access to different groups and users
  • Logging and analytics to provide actionable insights
  • Citrix Director Insight integration (XenApp/Desktop 7.11 or higher)

Read the entire article here, How to back up your Citrix NetScaler VPX with NetScaler Management & Analytics System (MAS) | InfraShare.net

via Christiaan Brinkhoff at infrashare.net

Christiaan Brinkhoff Christiaan Brinkhoff works as a Sr. Workspace Consultant at Detron, one of the largest IT Company’s in the Netherlands. Within Detron he mainly focus on the area of expertises Workspace and Compute & Infrastructure on the larger enterprise customers. Next to his work, he also loves to share his knowledge on several platforms, such as on Citrix Blogs, MyCUGC, his own blog on ChristiaanBrinkhoff.com, DABCC and the NetScaler MVP & IGEL Community Insider program. Throughout the last year, he is also been awarded as Citrix CTA, VMware vExpert and participate in the Citrix Subject Matter Expert program (SME) for writing and contributing to new Citrix exams.

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