Application Delivery Management

NetScaler Console on Microsoft Hyper-V

To install NetScaler Console on Microsoft Hyper-V, you must first download the NetScaler Console image file to your local computer. Also, ensure that your system has the hardware virtualization extensions, and verify that the CPU virtualization extensions are available.


Before installing the NetScaler Console virtual appliance, verify that the following requirements have been met:

  • Microsoft Hyper-V version 6.2 or later is installed on hardware that meets the minimum requirements.

  • Install Microsoft Hyper-V Manager on a management workstation that meets the minimum system requirements.

  • You have downloaded the NetScaler Console image file.

Microsoft Hyper-V system requirements

Microsoft Hyper-V is a Windows client application. The following table describes the minimum system requirements.

Component Requirement
Operating System Windows Server 2012 R2
.NET framework Version 2.0 or later
CPU 750 MHz (MHz), Recommended: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster
RAM 1 GB, Recommended: 2 GB
NIC 100 megabits per second (Mbps) or faster NIC

Installing NetScaler Application Delivery Management

The number of NetScaler Console servers that you can install depends on the memory available on the Hyper-V server.

To install NetScaler Console:

  1. Start the Hyper-V Manager client on your workstation.

  2. On the Action menu, click Import Virtual Machine.

    Initial configuration

  3. Import the Hyper-V image, and do the following:

    1. In the Import Virtual Machine dialog box, in Locate Folder section, browse to the folder in which you saved the NetScaler Console Hyper-V image, select the folder, and click Next.

    2. In the Select virtual machine section, select the appropriate virtual machine name.

    3. In the Choose Import Type section, select Copy the virtual machine (create a new unique ID) option and click Next.

    4. In the Choose Destination section, you can specify the folders to store the virtual machine files.


      By default the wizard imports the virtual machine files to default Hyper-V folders on your local host.

      Initial configuration

    5. In the Choose Storage Folders section, you can select the location in which you want to store the virtual hard disks, and then click Next.

    6. You can verify the Virtual Machine details in the summary pane, click Finish.

      Initial configuration

    The NetScaler Console Hyper-V image is displayed in the right pane.

  4. Right-click the NetScaler Console Hyper-V image, and then click Settings.

  5. In the left pane of the dialog box that appears, navigate to Hardware > VM_Bus Network Adaptor, and in the right pane, from the Network list, select the appropriate network.

    Initial configuration

  6. Click Apply, and then click OK.

  7. Right-click the NetScaler Console Hyper-V image and click Connect.

  8. On the Console window, click Start button.

  9. Configure the initial network configuration options.

    Initial configuration

  10. After specifying the required IP addresses, save the configuration settings.

  11. When prompted, log on using nsrecover/nsroot credentials.

    Initial configuration


    After you log on, if you want to update the initial network configuration, type networkconfig, update the configuration, and save the configuration.

  12. Run the deployment script by typing the command at the shell prompt:

    Initial configuration

  13. Select the deployment type as NetScaler Console Server. If you do not select any option, by default, it is deployed as a server.

    Initial configuration

  14. Type Yes to deploy NetScaler Console as a standalone deployment.

  15. Type Yes to restart the NetScaler Console server.


    After you install NetScaler Console, you can update the initial configuration settings later.


After the server is installed, you can access the GUI by typing the IP address of the NetScaler Console server in the address bar of your browser. The default administrator credentials to log on to the server are nsroot/nsroot.

The browser displays the NetScaler Console configuration utility.

NetScaler Console on Microsoft Hyper-V