Application Delivery Management

Migrate from NetScaler Insight Center to NetScaler ADM

You can now migrate your NetScaler Insight Center deployment to NetScaler ADM without losing the existing configuration, settings, or data. With NetScaler ADM you can not only view the various analytics generated by the NetScaler instances associated with an application, but can also manage, monitor, and troubleshoot the entire global application delivery infrastructure from a single, unified console.


Migration is currently supported only on NetScaler Insight Center Standalone instances.


Before migrating the NetScaler Insight Center virtual appliance to NetScaler ADM, verify that the following requirements have been met:

  • NetScaler Insight Center 11.1 Build 47.14 or later is installed.

  • You have downloaded the NetScaler ADM 12.0 build 57.24 .tgz image file.


    You must install NetScaler ADM 12.0 build 57.24 and then upgrade to the latest NetScaler ADM 13.1 build. For more information, see Upgrade.

  • You have downloaded the NetScaler ADM 13.1 latest build .tgz image file.

Hardware requirement

Component Requirement
Virtual CPU 8 CPUs
Storage space 120 GB
  Note Citrix recommends that you use 500 GB for better performance. Also, Citrix recommends using solid-state drive (SSD) technology for NetScaler ADM deployments.
Virtual Network Interfaces 1
Throughput 1 Gbps or 100 Mbps
Hypervisor Requirements  
Citrix Hypervisor 6.2, 6.5
VMware ESX 5.5, 6.0
Microsoft Hyper-V 2012 R2
Linux - KVM Ubuntu, Fedora

Installation procedure

To migrate NetScaler Insight Center to NetScaler ADM:

  1. Log on to the shell prompt of NetScaler Insight Center.

  2. Download the NetScaler ADM 12.0 build 57.24 to the /var/mps/mps_images folder.

  3. Untar the TGZ file by using the tar -zxvf build-mas-12.0-57.24.tgz command.  

    Migrate Insight Center

  4. Install NetScaler ADM by using the ./installmas command.

    Install ADM

  5. After installing NetScaler ADM 12.0 build 57.24, you need to upgrade to the latest NetScaler ADM 13.1 build by performing the above steps.

After the migration, all the NetScaler instances that were discovered in the NetScaler Insight Center inventory appear in the Infrasturcture > Instances section of NetScaler ADM. However, for the first time you need to manually poll the virtual servers hosted in the discovered appliances.


In NetScaler ADM, by default, there is no licensing cost to manage and monitor two virtual servers created within the discovered NetScaler instances. To monitor and manage more than two virtual servers, install the required NetScaler ADM licenses. For more details, see NetScaler ADM Licensing.

Migrate from NetScaler Insight Center to NetScaler ADM