Product Documentation

Verifying the NetScaler VPX on AWS Installation

May 14, 2014

When the NetScaler instance is running, you can access the instance through the NetScaler GUI or the NetScaler CLI by connecting to the EIP associated with the management ENI (NSIP). For example, use the following addressing notation in a web browser:

http://<Elastic_IP> (unsecured access)


https://<Elastic_IP> (secured access)

  • To access a NetScaler instance through SSH, provide the .pem file.
  • You can use the AWS GUI console to manually add the private IP addresses for SNIPs on server subnets and VIPs on client subnets.
  • If you want to access the NSIP from the Internet, you must assign an EIP to the NSIP address of each NetScaler instance. Also, make sure that the NSIP subnet is associated with a routing table that has a default route set to the Internet gateway.
  • If you want VIP addresses to be accessible through the Internet, you must associate an EIP with each VIP address that is defined in the configuration.
  • The following are the default administrator credentials to access a NetScaler VPX instance:
    • Username—nsroot
    • Password—The default password for the nsroot account is set to the AWS instance-ID of the NetScaler VPX instance. For a high availability configuration between two NetScaler VPX instances, the nsroot password of the secondary node is set to that of the primary node after the HA configuration synchronization.

  • You can find the private key file from the AWS console. To view the private key file:
    1. Log on to the AWS marketplace ( by using your Amazon AWS credentials.
    2. Click Amazon Web Services Home.

    3. Click My Account/Console, and then click Security Credentials.