Product Documentation

Configuring Initial Settings by Using the Setup Wizard

Jul 15, 2013
To configure the NetScaler Gateway appliance by using the Setup Wizard in the configuration utility, you need a computer that is configured on the same network as the appliance. You also need a minimum of Java Runtime Environment (JRE) version 1.6. You can use the Setup Wizard to configure the following initial settings on the appliance:
  • System IP address and subnet mask
  • Mapped IP address and subnet mask
  • Host name
  • Default gateway
  • Licenses
Important: Before running the Setup Wizard, you should download your licenses from the Citrix web site and put them in a location on your computer or another device where you can access them from your web browser during configuration.
Note: When you finish installing and configuring the initial settings on the NetScaler Gateway appliance by using the command-line interface, when you log on to the configuration utility for the first time, the First-time configuration appears if the following conditions are not met:
  • You did not install a license on the appliance.
  • You did not configure a subnet or mapped IP address.
  • If the default IP address of the appliances is

For more information about the first time configuration, see Configuring NetScaler Gateway with the First Time Use Configuration.

To run the Setup Wizard

  1. In a Web browser, type
    Note: NetScaler Gateway is preconfigured with a default IP address of and associated subnet mask of
  2. In User Name and Password, type the administrator credentials and then click Login.

    The default user name and password is nsroot.

  3. In the configuration utility, in the navigation pane, click System.
  4. In the details pane, click Setup Wizard.
  5. In the Setup Wizard, click Next, and then follow the instructions in the wizard.
    Note: On the Choose Application page, click Skip this step. The Choose Application page is used primarily for appliances that are licensed to use NetScaler features.
Note: To prevent an attacker from breaching your ability to send packets to the appliance, choose a non-routable IP address on your organization's LAN as your appliance IP address.
The initial configuration of your appliance is complete. To continue configuring the appliance, see NetScaler Gateway 10.1 , Access Gateway 10, or Access Gateway 9.3, Enterprise Edition.
Note: For information about deploying a high availability pair, see Configuring High Availability on NetScaler Gateway.