NetScaler Application Delivery Management service

Instance settings

You can manage the discovered instances in NetScaler ADM and configure the instance backup settings.

Manage the instance configuration

In Instance Management, you can modify the following instance configurations:

  • Communication with instance(s) - You can choose HTTP or HTTPS communication channel between NetScaler ADM and the discovered instances.

  • Enable Certificate Download - Allows you to download the SSL certificates from a discovered instance.

  • Prompt Credentials for Instance Login - When you access the instance through the NetScaler ADM GUI, the instance login page appears. Specify your login credentials to access an instance.

Configure instance backup settings

In Instance Backup Settings, you can configure the backup settings for the discovered ADC instances in NetScaler ADM.

In Configure Instance Backup Settings, select Enable Instance Backups.

  • Backup Scheduling Settings- You can schedule an instance backup in two ways:

    • Interval Based - A backup file is created in NetScaler ADM after the specified interval elapses. The default backup interval is 12 hours.

    • Time Based - Specify the time in hours:minutes format at which you want NetScaler ADM to take the instance backup.

  • NetScaler settings - With this option, you can initiate backup based on the trap and to include GeoDB files with the backup. This setting applies to MPX,VPX,CPX, and BLX instances.

    • Do instance backup when NetScalerConfigSave trap is received - By default, NetScaler ADM does not create a backup file when it receives the “NetScalerConfigSave” trap. But, you can enable the option to create a backup file whenever a NetScaler instance sends a NetScalerConfigSave trap to NetScaler ADM.

      A NetScaler instance sends NetScalerConfigSave every time the configuration on the instance is saved.

      Specify Backup on trap delay in minutes. If the received NetScalerConfigSave trap persist for the specified minutes on NetScaler ADM, NetScaler ADM backs up the instance.

    • Include GeoDB files - By default, NetScaler ADM does not back up the GeoDatabase files. You can enable the option to create a backup of these files also.

  • NetScaler SDX Settings - To back up SDX instances, specify Backup Timeout in minutes. During an SDX instance backup, the connection between NetScaler ADM and SDX is maintained for the specified period.

    If the SDX instance backup file size is big, you might want to maintain the connection between NetScaler ADM and SDX instance for a longer period to complete the SDX instance backup.


    The backup fails if the connection times out.

  • External Transfer - NetScaler ADM allows you to transfer the NetScaler instance backup files to an external location:

    1. Specify the IP address of the location.

    2. Specify the user name and the password of the external server to which you want to transfer the backup files.

    3. Specify the transfer protocol and the port number.

    4. Specify the directory path where the file must be stored.

    5. If you want to delete the backup file after you transfer the file to an external server, select Delete file from Application Delivery Management after transfer.

Instance settings