Install a connector in a Microsoft Hyper-V environment

Before you begin

Make sure your Microsoft Hyper-V environment is setup with sufficient compute and storage resources before installing an Enterprise Application Access (EAA) connector.
The connector footprint is as follows:
Processors Intel-VT or AMD-V processor with hardware virtualization enabled four cores recommended.
Memory (RAM) 8GB recommended.
Storage 16GB recommended.
Network 1 vNIC

1 GB/s recommended.

Static IP address or dynamic IP assigned from DHCP server.


If the solution is being used to access browser based applications, we recommend configuring a connector with 4 vCPUs, 8 GB RAM and 40GB storage space at a minimum.

How to

  1. Create and download a connector in EAA.
  2. Open your Microsoft Hyper-V management console and import the downloaded .vhd file into your Hyper-V environment.
  3. In Microsoft Hyper-V Manager, create a new VM. A wizard opens to guide you through the process.
  4. Specify a name for the connector VM.
  5. Select the appropriate settings for Generation (Generation 1 for connector).
  6. Configure the memory for the connector (8GB).
  7. Select the NIC for the connector to communicate with the internal network, which should have a route to the internet and be able to communicate with the EAA service.
  8. Specify the location where you downloaded and saved the .vhd file.
  9. Verify the configuration in the summary Tab and click Finish.
  10. Start your connector VM.
  11. Return to the EAA Management Portal and verify that the connector shows the private and public IP addresses assigned to it.
  12. Click Click here to approve.
  13. Wait while the EAA service verifies the connector.

What you should see

Your connector now runs on Microsoft Hyper-V server.