Classic Policy Deprecation FAQs

  • What are the classic policies deprecated from NetScaler 12.0 release onwards?

    All the features and functionalities mentioned in the Deprecated policies table are deprecated from NetScaler release 12.0 build 56.20. Citrix recommends you to see the following tables (in PDF format) for deprecated feature and policy details.

    • Table 1 for deprecated policies and its alternative.
    • Table 2 for deprecated NetScaler functionalities and its alternative with configuration details.
  • How can I convert classic policy based feature and functionalities to Advanced policy?

    You can use the NetScaler proprietary nspepi tool to convert commands, expressions, and configurations. nspepi tool helps to convert all the classic expressions in the NetScaler configuration to the Advanced policy expressions. For more information about the nspepi tool, see Converting policy expressions using NSPEPI tool.

  • From which release are classic policy based features and functionalities deprecated?

    NetScaler 12.0 build 56.20 and later.

  • From which release are the deprecated classic policy based features and functionalities removed from the NetScaler appliance?

    NetScaler version 13.1 onwards. For more information, see Deprecated policies table.

  • What steps to follow when I upgrade my appliance to a build that does not support the classic policy based features?

    Citrix recommends using advanced policies before you upgrade your appliance to releases later than NetScaler release 13.0. For more information, see Advanced Policies.

  • How long will the deprecated features be supported on a NetScaler appliance?

    Citrix will not support the classic policy and its usage in releases later than NetScaler release 13.0.

    Classic policy and expressions are deprecated (discouraged from use and NOT removed) starting with 12.0 build 56.20. The policy and expressions continue to work in all places the same way they used to work throughout all builds of release 13.0. However, from NetScaler 13.1 release onwards, certain Classic policy based features and functionalities have been removed.

  • Do I have to reboot my appliance after converting the configuration file?

    Yes, you have to reboot the NetScaler instance after successful conversion of the ns.config file.

Classic Policy Deprecation FAQs

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