Application Delivery Management

Prerequisites for installing NetScaler ADM

You can download and install NetScaler Application Delivery Management (ADM) for Microsoft HyperV, VMware ESXi, Linux KVM, and Citrix Hypervisor platforms as a virtual appliance. Before you install NetScaler ADM, you must understand the software requirements, browser requirements, port information, license information, and limitations on all these platforms.

For specific platform requirements and detailed steps to install NetScaler ADM, see the following topics:

General requirements for NetScaler ADM

Component Requirement
Virtual CPU 8 CPUs
Storage space Citrix recommends using Solid State Drive (SSD) technology for NetScaler ADM deployments.
  The default storage space required is 120 GB. Actual storage requirement depends on NetScaler ADM sizing estimation. Use the sizing calculator mentioned in the Maximum limits section (page number 7) in the NetScaler ADM HA Deployment Guide. This guide is available at our download site, under NetScaler MAS Release 12.1 > Earlier Versions. Note: you need a Citrix account to access the deployment guide and sizing calculator
  If your NetScaler ADM storage requirement exceeds 120 GB, you to have to attach an extra disk.
  Citrix recommends you to estimate storage and attach an extra disk at the time of initial deployment. You can add only one extra disk.
  For more information, see How to Attach an Additional Disk to NetScaler ADM.
Virtual network interfaces 1
Throughput 1 Gbps


Citrix recommends you to host the NetScaler ADM VHD on a local storage. When hosted on storage devices in a SAN, NetScaler ADM might not work as expected. So, ADM deployment on SAN is not supported.

Prerequisites for installing NetScaler ADM