Install connector in Microsoft Hyper-V

Install an Enterprise Application Access (EAA) connector in Microsoft Hyper-V environment.

Installation Requirements

Compatible virtual environment:

  • Microsoft Hyper-V 2012 (Windows server 2012 R2), Microsoft Hyper-V 2012 (Windows server 2012), Microsoft Hyper-V 2012 (Hyper-V server 2012)

Computing capability:

  • CPU. Intel-VT or AMD-V with hardware virtualization enabled four cores
  • Memory. 8 GB RAM
  • Storage. 16 GB hard drive disk space


  • A private IP address inside the Local Area Network (LAN), either DHCP or static. The connector should run close to internal applications, possibly in the same subnet as the application, and be able to communicate with the application in test.
  • Dial-out access to the Internet on TCP port 443. A connector must reach the Enterprise Application Access service over the internet. This communication is carried out over an open TCP port 443, and only needs outbound connectivity.
  • Access to the applications. The port and protocol must be accessible in the LAN.
  • A firewall that allows the connector's private IP address to reach the application on configured port numbers. For example, a firewall rule to allow the connector to reach the application server internal IP address or hostname (if DNS is configured) on port numbers 80, 443, or any application specific port.



If you access browser based applications, configure connector with 4 vCPUs, 8 GB RAM and 40 GB storage space at a minimum.

Download the connector

  1. Log in to Enterprise Center.

  2. In the Enterprise Center navigation menu, select Application Access > Clients & Connectors > Access and Identity Connectors.

  3. Click Add New Connector (+). Provide a name and an optional description.

  4. For Package select Microsoft Hyper-V.

  5. (Optional) If you need remote debugging, enable Debugging.

  6. Click Save. The connector status changes to Created. Click Download Template, to download the file.

Install the connector

  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 EAA service.

  7. Specify the location where you downloaded and saved the .vhd file.

  8. Verify the configuration in Summary and click Finish.

  9. Start your connector VM.

Verify the connector is running

  1. Return to Enterprise Center.
  2. In the Enterprise Center navigation menu, select Application Access > Clients & Connectors > Access and Identity Connectors.
  3. On the connectors list page, select your Microsoft Hyper-V connector and click Approve.
  4. Verify that the connector shows the private and public IP addresses assigned to it. The connector reaches out to the EAA Cloud. The status changes to Ready and Connector is running.