To install the NetScaler Gateway virtual appliance on Microsoft
Windows Server 2008 R2, you must first install Windows Server 2008 R2, with the
Hyper-V role enabled, on a computer with adequate system resources. While
installing the Hyper-V role, make sure you specify the network adapters on the
server that Hyper-V will use to create the virtual networks. You can reserve
some network adapters for the host. You can use Hyper-V Manager to perform the
NetScaler Gateway VPX installation.
Note: This functionality is only available in NetScaler Gateway 10.1 and
Access Gateway Versions 9.3 and 10.
NetScaler Gateway VPX for Hyper-V is delivered in virtual hard disk
(VHD) format. It includes the default configuration for elements, such as CPU,
network interfaces, and hard-disk size, and format.
After you install NetScaler Gateway VPX, you can configure the network
adapters on NetScaler Gateway VPX and add virtual network adapters. Next, you
assign the NetScaler Gateway IP address, subnet mask, and default gateway, and
then you complete the basic configuration of the virtual appliance.
After you enable
the Hyper-V role on Microsoft Server 2008 R2 and extracted the VPX files, you
can use Hyper-V Manager to install NetScaler Gateway VPX. After you import the
virtual appliance, you need to configure the virtual network adapters by
associating them to the virtual networks created by Hyper-V.
You can configure
a maximum of eight virtual network adapters. Even if the physical network
adapter is down, the virtual appliance assumes that the virtual network adapter
is up, because it can still communicate with the other virtual appliances on
the same host (server).
Note: You cannot
change any settings while the virtual appliance is running. Shut down the
virtual appliance and then make changes.