Set up an identity connector in a Microsoft Hyper-V environment

Before you begin

  1. Make sure your Microsoft Hyper-V environment is set up with sufficient computer and storage resources.
    The connector footprint is as follows:
    Processors Intel-VT or AMD-V processor with hardware virtualization enabled four cores recommended.
    Memory (RAM) 8 GB recommended.
    Storage 16 GB recommended.

    1 vNIC

    1 GB/s recommended.

    Static IP address or dynamic IP assigned from DHCP server.


  2. Create and download a connector template file for Microsoft Hyper-V. For instructions, see Create and download an identity connector.

Complete this procedure to set up an identity connector in a Microsoft Hyper-V environment.

How to

  1. Open your Microsoft Hyper-V management console and import the downloaded.vhd file into your Hyper-V environment.
  2. In Microsoft Hyper-V Manager, create a new VM. A wizard opens to guide you through the process.
  3. Specify a name for the connector VM.
  4. Select the appropriate settings for Generation (Generation 1 for connector).
  5. Configure the memory for the connector (8 GB).
  6. 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 ETP service.
  7. Specify the location where you downloaded and saved the .vhd file.
  8. Verify the configuration in the summary tab and click Finish.
  9. Start your connector VM.
  10. Approve the connector in ETP:
    1. In the Enterprise Center navigation menu, select Clients & Connectors > Access and Identity Connectors.
    2. Locate the Microsoft Hyper-V connector and click Need your approval. Wait while the ETP service verifies the connector.
    3. Click Save.