Application Delivery Management

Prerequisites for installing NetScaler Console

You can download and install NetScaler Console for Microsoft HyperV, VMware ESXi, Linux KVM, and Citrix Hypervisor platforms as a virtual appliance. Before you install NetScaler Console, 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 Console, see the following topics:

General requirements for NetScaler Console

Component Requirement
Virtual CPU 8 CPUs
Storage space Citrix recommends using Solid State Drive (SSD) technology for NetScaler Console deployments.
  The default storage space required is 120 GB. Actual storage requirement depends on NetScaler Console sizing estimation. Use the sizing calculator mentioned in the Maximum limits section (page number 7) in the NetScaler Console 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 Console 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 Console.
Virtual network interfaces 1
Throughput 1 Gbps

Lightweight NetScaler Console only for Pooled or Flexed licensing

You can use NetScaler Console only for Pooled or Flexed licensing with lower specifications:

Component Requirement
Virtual CPU 4
Storage 120 GB


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

Prerequisites for installing NetScaler Console