Citrix ADM with Microsoft Hyper-V

To install Citrix ADM on Microsoft Hyper-V, you must first download the Citrix ADM 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 Citrix ADM 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 Citrix ADM 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 megahertz (MHz), Recommended: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster
RAM 1 GB, Recommended: 2 GB
Network Interface Card 100 megabits per second (Mbps) or faster NIC

Installing Citrix Application Delivery Management

The number of Citrix ADM server that you can install depends on the memory available on the Hyper-V server.

To install Citrix ADM:

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

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

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  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 Citrix ADM 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.

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    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.

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    The Citrix ADM Hyper-V image is displayed in the right pane.

  4. Right-click the Citrix ADM 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 drop-down list, select the appropriate network.

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  6. Click Apply, and then click OK.

  7. Right-click the Citrix ADM Hyper-V image and click Connect.

  8. On the Console window, click Start button.

  9. Configure the initial network configuration options.

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

  11. When prompted, logon using nsrecover/nsroot credentials.

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

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

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  14. Type Yes to deploy Citrix ADM as a standalone deployment.

  15. Type Yes to restart the Citrix ADM server.


    After you install Citrix ADM, you can update the initial configuration settings at a later time.

To update the initial configuration in the Citrix ADM, type networkconfig in the Citrix ADM console. The console displays the Citrix ADM initial network configuration options. You can then update the following parameters on the console:

  • Host name of Citrix ADM

  • Citrix ADM IPv4 address

  • Netmask

  • Gateway IPv4 address

  • DNS IPv4 address


After the server is installed, you can access the graphical user interface (GUI) by typing the IP address of the Citrix ADM 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 Citrix ADM configuration utility.