Application Delivery Management


Before using NetScaler Console to manage and monitor your applications and network infrastructure, you must first install it on one of the hypervisors or on a Kubernetes cluster. If you deploy NetScaler Console on a hypervisor, you can deploy it either as a single server or in a high-availability mode. High availability mode not is applicable on a Kubernetes cluster. If you are using NetScaler Insight Center, you can migrate to it NetScaler Console and avail of the management, monitoring, orchestration, and application management features in addition to the analytics features.

  • Single-server deployment: For a standalone NetScaler Console deployed on a hypervisor, the database is integrated with the server and a single server processes all the traffic. You can deploy NetScaler Console with Citrix Hypervisor, VMware ESXi, Microsoft Hyper-V, and Linux KVM. See:

  • High availability (HA) deployment: An HA deployment of two NetScaler Console servers provides uninterrupted operations. In an HA setup, both the NetScaler Console nodes must be deployed in active-passive mode, on the same subnet using the same software version and build, and must have same configurations. With HA deployment the ability to configure the floating IP address on the NetScaler Console primary node eliminates the need for a separate NetScaler load balancer. See: Configure in high availability deployment.


    High availability is not applicable for NetScaler Console deployed on a Kubernetes cluster.

  • Lightweight deployment: If you plan to use NetScaler Console only for Pooled or Flexed licensing, you can deploy with lower specifications. For more information, see Prerequisites.

  • Migrate from NetScaler Insight Center to NetScaler Console: You can migrate your NetScaler Insight Center deployment to NetScaler Console without losing the existing configuration, settings, or data. With NetScaler Console you can not only view the various analytics generated by the NetScaler, but can also manage, monitor, and troubleshoot the entire global application delivery infrastructure from a single, unified console. See: Migrating from NetScaler Insight Center to NetScaler Console

  • Integrate NetScaler Console with Director: Director integrates with NetScaler Console for network analysis and performance management. See: Integrate NetScaler Console with Director


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