Product Documentation

Installing NetScaler Insight Center on Microsoft Hyper-V

May 15, 2015

To install NetScaler Insight Center virtual appliances on Hyper-V, use Hyper-V Manager client.

Prerequisites for Installing NetScaler Insight Center

Before you begin installing a virtual appliance, verify that the following requirements have been met:

  • Install Microsoft Hyper-V Manager version 6.1 or 6.2 (for Windows server 2012) hardware that meets the minimum requirements.
  • Install Hyper-V Manager client on a management workstation that meets the minimum system requirements.
  • Download the NetScaler Insight Center setup files.

Microsoft Hyper-V Hardware Requirements

The following table lists the virtual computing resources that Microsoft Hyper-V must provide for each NetScaler Insight Center virtual appliance.
Table 1. Minimum Virtual Computing Resources Required for Running NetScaler Insight Center
Component Requirement
RAM 3 GB or more
Virtual CPU 2 or more
Storage space 120 GB req
  • Hyper-V 6.1 version: 20 GB required
  • Hyper- V 6.2 version: 120GB required, 240 GB recommended
Virtual Network Interfaces 1
Throughput 1 Gbps or 100 Mbps

Installation Procedure

The number of NetScaler Insight Center instances that you can install depends on the memory available on the Hyper-V server.

To install NetScaler Insight Center

  1. Start Hyper-V Manager client on your workstation.
  2. On the Action menu, click Import Virtual Machine.
  3. Import the Hyper-V image.
    • In Hyper-V version 6.1, in the Import Virtual Machine dialog box, in Location box, browse to the folder in which you saved the NetScaler Insight Center Hyper-V image, select the folder, and click Import.
    • In Hyper-V version 6.2, do the following:
      1. In the Import Virtual Machine dialog box, click Next. Then, in the Location box, browse to the folder in which you saved the NetScaler Insight Center Hyper-V image, select the folder, and click Import.
      2. In the Choose Import Type pane, select Copy the virtual machine (create a new unique ID) option and click Next.
      3. In the Choose Folders to Store Virtual Hard Disks pane, select the location in which you want to store the virtual hard disk, and then click Next.
    The NetScaler Insight Center Hyper-V image appears in the right pane.
  4. Right-click the NetScaler Insight Center Hyper-V image and click Start.
  5. Right-right the NetScaler Insight Center Hyper-V image again, and then click Settings.
  6. 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 drop-down list, select the appropriate network.
  7. Click Apply, and then click OK.
  8. Select the Console tab to display the NetScaler Insight Center Initial Network Configuration options for specifying the initial IPv4 address and subnet mask.

Verification

Open any browser that NetScaler Insight Center supports, type the NetScaler Insight Center IP address, and provide the username and password.

The browser displays the NetScaler Insight Center configuration utility.