NetScaler Application Delivery Management service

Install an agent on GCP

The NetScaler ADM agent works as an intermediary between the NetScaler ADM and the discovered instances in the data center or on the cloud. You can deploy the agent on the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) to facilitate the secure remote management of NetScaler instances deployed within the Google cloud virtual network through NetScaler ADM. For more information about how the NetScaler ADM agent on GCP delivers for IT admins, read the blog NetScaler ADM agent is now available on the Google Cloud Platform Marketplace.


To install a NetScaler ADM agent on GCP, you need a GCP account.

Install the NetScaler ADM agent on GCP

Follow these steps to install a NetScaler ADM agent on GCP.

  1. Log on to the GCP console ( using your credentials and go to the marketplace.

  2. In the search field, type NetScaler ADM agent.

  3. Click NetScaler ADM agent from the results field and then click Launch.

    Launch NetScaler ADM agent

  4. In the New NetScaler ADM agent deployment page, most of the options are set by default. You can change the default configurations as required and click Deploy.

    Deploy agent

  5. After the agent is deployed, click the instance link and check the details in the VM instance details page.

    VM instance details

  6. Log on to the agent through an SSH client using the agent external IP address. Use the following commands:

    ssh nsrecover@<external IP address of the agent>

    Password: Instance ID

    Can you find the external IP address and the instance ID in the VM instance details page.

    External IP address

    Agent instance ID

  7. Enter the following command to invoke the deployment screen:

  8. Enter the Service-URL and the Activation code that you had copied and saved from the Set Up Agents page in NetScaler ADM as instructed in Getting Started. The agent uses the service URL to locate the service and the activation code to register with the service.

    NetScaler ADM deployment

After agent registration is successful, the agent restarts to complete the installation process.

After the agent has restarted, access NetScaler ADM and on the Set Up Agent page, under Discovered Agents, verify the status of the agent.

Install an agent on GCP