Product Documentation

To install NetScaler Gateway VPX by Using XenCenter

May 11, 2015

To install NetScaler Gateway VPX on XenServer, you must first install XenServer on a computer with adequate hardware resources. To perform the NetScaler Gateway VPX installation, you use XenCenter, which you must install on a remote computer that can connect to the XenServer host through the network. After you install NetScaler Gateway VPX, you can create virtual hardware components on XenServer. You can then use XenCenter to allocate the components to NetScaler Gateway VPX.

To use the virtual image of the NetScaler Gateway software, you need to obtain the exported virtual image file (.xva) and use XenCenter to import it to XenServer.

After you have installed and configured XenServer and XenCenter, you can use XenCenter to install NetScaler Gateway VPX on XenServer. Each instance of NetScaler Gateway VPX is a virtual NetScaler Gateway appliance running the same firmware as a physical appliance.

You can install XenCenter on any Windows-based computer in your network. You can download XenCenter from the XenServer download page on My Citrix. When you go to the download page, select your version of XenServer and then select the XenCenter Windows Management Console for your version to download and install XenCenter.

  1. Click Start > All Programs > Citrix XenCenter.
  2. In the navigation pane, click the name of the XenServer on which you want to install NetScaler Gateway VPX.
  3. On the File menu, click Import.
  4. In the Import dialog box, in Import file name, browse to the location to which you saved the NetScaler Gateway VPX .xva image file, click Open and then click Next.
  5. On the Home server page, select the XenServer on which you want to install NetScaler Gateway VPX and then click Next.
  6. On the Storage page, select the local storage repository in which to place the NetScaler Gateway VPX and then click Import to begin the import process.
  7. On the Network page, click Add to add one or more virtual network interfaces and then click Next.
    Note: NetScaler Gateway VPX requires two network interfaces—one for the public (Internet) network and the second for the internal network.
    Caution: You must attach at least one network interface. If you do not attach a network interface, the virtual appliance automatically restarts and enters recovery mode. Subsequent logon attempts will fail. You will then need to delete the virtual appliance and reinstall it.
  8. Click Finish to complete the import process.
    Note: You can click the Logs tab to view the status of the import process.

When importing the NetScaler Gateway virtual image is complete, you can then configure the basic settings for the appliance. For more information, see Configuring NetScaler Gateway VPX for the First Time.