How to manage and secure your Citrix NetScaler infrastructure in Azure with NetScaler MAS Service from the Citrix Cloud
Throughout the year, Citrix changed their release strategy to Cloud-first / multi-Cloud, which they announced at Synergy. One of the first results of this strategy choice is the release of NetScaler Management and Analytics System (or MAS in short) in the Citrix Cloud.
Every NetScaler administrator in the field (needs to) know that standardisations and monitoring are essentials parts to successfully manage and build any physical MPX, SDX and/or VPX NetScaler infrastructure. With NetScaler MAS, Citrix gives you the ability to detect pain points, SSL security risks, the creation Master Configurations templates – perform automation tasks and Stylesheets for faster and standardised deployments – with some simple steps to follow. Let Citrix (Cloud) take care of the pre-installation, maintenance and updates of the platform and you only need to add configure and add you’re NetScalers appliances, wherever they are active on Microsoft Azure – Amazon AWS or in the local on-premises datacenter environment. In the Netherlands, we call that a WIN – WIN for both.
How it actually works (from the Citrix docs page) “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.”
via Christiaan Brinkhoff at infrashare.net