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Prerequisites for Installing Access Gateway VPX Version 5.0 or 4.6

Sep 18, 2012

The following table describes the minimum specifications for the hardware on which the hypervisor—XenServer, VMware ESX, or VMware ESXi—runs Access Gateway VPX.

Table 1. Minimum Hardware Requirements for the Hypervisor Host


One or more 64-bit x86 CPUs


At least 2 gigabytes (GB)

Disk space

Locally attached storage (PATA, SATA, SCSI) with minimum of 40 GB of disk space.

General disk space requirements for Access Gateway VPX: XenServer installation creates a 4-GB partition for the XenServer host control domain; remaining space is available for Access Gateway VPX and other virtual machines.


One 1 Gbps network adapter required; Recommended: Two network adapters of 1 Gbps each

To install XenServer, see the XenServer Installation Guide on the Citrix Support Web site.

To install VMware, see the manufacturer's documentation.

XenServer and VMware must provide adequate virtual computing resources to the Access Gateway VPX as listed in the following table.
Table 2. Virtual Computing Resources of Access Gateway VPX


1 GB for Access Gateway VPX 4.6

From 1 up to 4 GB for Access Gateway VPX 5.0

Virtual CPU (VCPU)

One VCPU minimum, two VCPUs recommended for better performance. Access Gateway VPX can support up to eight cores.

Virtual Network Interfaces

For Access Gateway VPX 4.6, you can use one or two virtual network interfaces.

For Access Gateway VPX 5.0, you can use up to four virtual network interfaces.

Minimum Storage Requirement

12 GB

XenCenter System Requirements

XenCenter is a Windows-based application. The application cannot run on the same computer as the XenServer host. The following table describes the system requirements for XenCenter:
Table 3. System Requirements for XenCenter Installation

Operating system

Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, or Windows 7

.NET Framework

Version 2.0, 3.0, 3.5, or 4


750 MHz minimum, 1 GHz or faster recommended


1 GB minimum, 2 GB recommended


100 Mbps or faster network adapter

For VMware system requirements, see the VMware Web site.