Citrix ADM with Citrix Hypervisor

To install Citrix ADM on Citrix Hypervisor (formerly known as XenServer), you need to first download the Citrix ADM .xva image file to your local computer. You need to use Citrix XenCenter to perform the Citrix ADM installation.


Before installing Citrix ADM , verify that the following requirements have been met:

  • Citrix Hypervisor version 7.1 or later is installed on hardware that meets the minimum requirements.

  • XenCenter is installed on a management workstation that meets the minimum requirements. You have to use XenCenter to install Citrix ADM on Citrix Hypervisor.

  • You have downloaded the Citrix ADM .XVA image file.

XenCenter system requirements

XenCenter is a Windows client application. It cannot run on the same machine as the Citrix Hypervisor host. The following table describes the minimum system requirements.

Component Requirement
Operating System Windows 7, Windows Server 2003, or Windows 10
.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

Install Citrix Application Delivery Management

  1. Import the XVA image file to your Citrix Hypervisor, and from the Console tab configure the initial network configuration options.

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

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

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  4. Execute the deployment script by typing the command at the shell prompt: /mps/

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  5. 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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  6. Type Yes to deploy Citrix ADM as a standalone deployment.

  7. Type Yes to restart the Citrix ADM server.


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

    To update the network configuration in Citrix ADM, type networkconfig in the Citrix ADM console. The console displays the Citrix ADM 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 web browser. The default administrator credentials to log on to the server are nsroot/nsroot.

The browser displays the Citrix ADM configuration utility.