To install NetScaler Gateway VPX on VMware ESX or VMware ESXi, you
must first install VMware on a computer with adequate hardware resources. To
perform the NetScaler Gateway VPX installation, you use vSphere, which you must
install on a remote computer that can connect to the VMware host through the
network. After you install NetScaler Gateway VPX, you can create virtual
hardware components on VMware and then use vSphere to allocate them to
NetScaler Gateway VPX.
To use the virtual image of the NetScaler Gateway software, you need
to obtain the exported virtual image file (.ova) and import it to VMware by
After you install
and configure VMware ESX and vSphere, you can use vSphere to install NetScaler
Gateway VPX on VMware. Each instance of NetScaler Gateway VPX is a virtual
NetScaler Gateway appliance running the same firmware as a physical appliance.
NetScaler Gateway VPX and Access Gateway VPX Versions 10 and 9.3 support the
VMware hypervisor and vSphere management tool.
Caution: During installation, you must attach at least one network
interface. If you do not attach a network interface, the virtual appliance will
automatically restart and enter recovery mode. Subsequent logon attempts will
fail. You will then need to delete the virtual appliance and reinstall it.