Citrix ADM with VMware ESXi

To install Citrix ADM virtual appliances on VMware ESXi, use VMware vSphere client.

Prerequisites

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

  • Install a supported VMware ESXi version (6.0, 6.5, and 6.7).

  • Install VMware Client on a management workstation that meets the minimum system requirements.

  • Download the Citrix ADM setup files.

Note

VMotion is not supported on Citrix ADM.

To install Citrix ADM

  1. Start the VMware vSphere client on your workstation.

  2. In the IP address / Name text box, type the IP address of the VMware ESXi server that you want to connect to.

  3. In the User Name and Password text boxes, type the administrator credentials, and then click Login.

  4. On the File menu, click Deploy OVF Template.

  5. In the Deploy OVF Template dialog box, in Deploy from a file or URL, select the .ovf file, and click Next.

    Note

    If a warning message appears with the following text: The operating system identifier is not supported on the selected host, check to see if the VMware server supports FreeBSD operating system. Click Yes.

  6. On the OVF Template Details page, click Next.

  7. Type a name for the Citrix ADM virtual appliance, and then click Next.

  8. Specify the Disk Format by selecting either Thin provisioned format or Thick provisioned format.

    Note

    Citrix recommends that you select Thick provisioned format.

  9. Click Finish to start the installation process.

    Initial configuration

  10. You are now ready to start the Citrix ADM virtual appliance.

  11. In the navigation pane, select the virtual appliance that you installed. From the Inventory menu, right-click on the Virtual Machine, and then click Upgrade Virtual Hardware. In the Confirm Virtual Machine dialog box, click Yes.

    Initial configuration

  12. In the Inventory menu, click Virtual Machine, and then click Edit Settings.

  13. In the Virtual Machine Properties dialog box, on the Hardware tab, click Memory, and then in the right pane specify the Memory Size as 32 GB.

  14. Click CPUs, and then in the right pane, specify the CPUs as 8. Click OK.

  15. Add an additional disk as per your requirement.

    Initial configuration

  16. In the navigation pane, select the virtual appliance that you installed. From the Inventory menu, click Virtual Machine, click Power, and then click Power On.

  17. Click the Console tab to display the Citrix ADM Initial Network Configuration options.

    Initial configuration

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

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

    Initial configuration

    Note

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

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

    deployment_type.py
    

    Initial configuration

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

    Initial configuration

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

  23. Type Yes to restart the Citrix ADM server.

    Note

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

Verification

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

The browser displays the Citrix ADM configuration utility.

Note

When deployed on VMware ESXi, Citrix ADM might take up to 30 minutes or more to come up.