Citrix Hypervisor

Install Citrix Hypervisor Center

Citrix Hypervisor Center must be installed on a Windows machine that can connect to the Citrix Hypervisor server through your network.

In addition, Citrix Hypervisor Center has the following system requirements:

  • Operating System:
    • Windows 10
    • Windows Server 2016
    • Windows Server 2019
  • .NET Framework: Version 4.8
  • CPU Speed: 750 MHz minimum, 1 GHz or faster recommended
  • RAM: 1 GB minimum, 2 GB or more recommended
  • Disk Space: 100 MB minimum
  • Network: 100 Mbit/s or faster NIC
  • Screen Resolution: 1024x768 pixels, minimum

If you want Citrix Hypervisor Center to be able to launch an external SSH console that connects to your server, install one of the following applications on the system:

  • PuTTY
  • OpenSSH (installed by default on some Windows operating systems)

Install Citrix Hypervisor Center

The Citrix Hypervisor Center installation file CitrixHypervisorCenter.msi is available on the Citrix Hypervisor product downloads page.

  1. Launch the installer .msi file.

  2. Follow the Citrix Hypervisor Center Setup wizard to install Citrix Hypervisor Center.

    1. On the introduction panel, click Next.
    2. In Custom Setup, you can configure the following options:

      • Whether to install the Japanese and Simplified Chinese language packs. By default, these language packs are installed.
      • Where to install Citrix Hypervisor Center. The default location is C:\Program Files (x86)\Citrix\CitrixHypervisorCenter\.
      • Whether to make Citrix Hypervisor Center available for all users or just the current user. The default value is Just Me, which installs Citrix Hypervisor Center only for the current user.

      On this panel, you can also click Disk Usage to check how much disk space is available on your computer and how much is required to install Citrix Hypervisor Center.

      Click Next to confirm your choices.

    3. Click Install to begin the installation. The installation process takes a short time.
    4. After Citrix Hypervisor Center installation is complete, select whether to Launch Citrix Hypervisor Center on exiting the Setup wizard. Click Finish.

On first startup of Citrix Hypervisor Center, you are asked whether you want to periodically check for updates to Citrix Hypervisor Center. This capability is enabled by default. You can configure a proxy server that Citrix Hypervisor Center goes through to check for and download updates.

For more information, see Updating Citrix Hypervisor Center.

Connect Citrix Hypervisor Center to a Citrix Hypervisor server

If you have not yet installed any version of Citrix Hypervisor on your servers, first complete the steps in Install Citrix Hypervisor.

  1. Launch Citrix Hypervisor Center. The program opens to the Home tab.

  2. Click the Add New Server icon.

  3. Enter the host name or IP address of the Citrix Hypervisor server in the Server field. Type the root user name and password that you set during installation of the Citrix Hypervisor server. Click Add.

The first time you add a host, the Save and Restore Connection State dialog box appears. This dialog enables you to set your preferences for storing your host connection information and automatically restoring host connections.

If you later want to change your preferences, you can do so using the Citrix Hypervisor Center:

  1. From the main menu, select Tools > Options. The Options dialog box opens.
  2. Select the Save and Restore tab and set your preferences.
  3. Click OK to save your changes.

Configure Citrix Hypervisor Center to use an external SSH console

Citrix Hypervisor Center can launch an external SSH console that connects to a Citrix Hypervisor server. The supported external SSH console tools are PuTTY and OpenSSH. To use an external SSH console, ensure you have one or both of these tools installed on the system that hosts Citrix Hypervisor Center.

You can configure the paths to both PuTTY and OpenSSH in Citrix Hypervisor Center. However, Citrix Hypervisor Center only attempts to use the tool that is selected in the Options dialog. By default, Citrix Hypervisor Center selects the installed tool. If both tools are installed, PuTTY is selected.

If you have not configured the path to your external SSH console tool, Citrix Hypervisor Center attempts on start to locate your PuTTY or OpenSSH installation and uses the paths it discovers.

To configure your external SSH console tool, complete the following steps:

  1. In the Citrix Hypervisor Center main menu, go to Tools > Options.
  2. In the Options dialog, go to the External Tools tab.
  3. In the section External SSH Client, you can configure the following options:
    • Select the external tool that you want to use.
    • Browse to or enter the path to the executable for an external tool
  4. To save your changes, click OK.

Uninstall Citrix Hypervisor Center

To uninstall Citrix Hypervisor Center:

  1. Open the Windows Control Panel.
  2. On the Control Panel, under Programs, select Uninstall a program
  3. Select Citrix Hypervisor Center from the list and then select Uninstall.

Citrix Hypervisor Center user configuration data and log files are not removed when you uninstall the Citrix Hypervisor Center application. The log files and user configuration data are stored in the folder:

%appdata%\Citrix\CitrixHypervisorCenter
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