Virtual Machine Connection

In the Virtual Machine Connection step in the Virtual Machine Configuration Wizard, you specify the connection details that AppDNA needs in order to communicate with the virtual machine.

Guest operating system IP address or machine name – Enter the IP address or host name of the guest OS. If the guest OS is connected to the domain, enter the fully qualified domain name. (This includes the domain suffix, such as Depending on the virtualization technology that you are using, the wizard attempts to extract the host name and displays it for you. If the wizard is successful in this, Citrix recommends that you use the host name that is displayed.

AppDNA uses the IP address or host name to make a network connection with the guest OS during Install Capture. If you specify the IP address and it subsequently changes, you will need to run this wizard again to save the new value (otherwise Install Capture will fail). Citrix therefore recommends that wherever possible, you use the fully qualified domain name or configure the guest OS with a static IP address.

Note: See “Find out the IP address of the virtual machine” below for information about to find out the IP address.

Remote Admin TCP port – The port that Remote Admin listens on within the virtual machine. The default port is 54593. Generally you do not need to change this. However, in some circumstances you may need to use a different port – for example, if you are unable to allow the default port through the virtual machine’s firewall. For instructions on how to change the port that Remote Admin listens on, see Changing the Remote Admin Port.

Note: Remote Admin is an AppDNA agent that runs within the virtual machine during operations that take place on a virtual machine. Remote Admin provides support for AppDNA to communicate with the virtual machine.

Test – Click to confirm that AppDNA is able to connect to Remote Admin within the virtual machine.

Find out the IP address of the virtual machine

On the virtual machine, open a command prompt and enter the following:


This displays the TCP/IP network configuration values, including the IP address. If both IPv6 and IPv4 addresses are present, use the IPv4 address.

Ping the virtual machine

To do this, open a command prompt on the AppDNA machine and type the following:

ping <Virtual Machine ID>

Where <Virtual Machine ID> is the IP address, or machine or DNS name of the guest OS. This should match what you have entered in the wizard page.

If AppDNA can communicate with the virtual machine, you will see ping replies, such as:

Reply from bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128