Running NetScaler VPX in Oracle VirtualBox

Finally found it possible to use NetScaler VPX in VirtualBox.

Keep in mind that running NetScaler in VirtualBox is NOT supported, use for Test purpose only.

Tested with Oracle VirtualBox 5.1.25 and NetScaler VPX 11.1 + 12.0 build 51.24

 

How To Deploy NSVPX in VirtualBox

Download NS VPX for ESX (OVF template) and Import to VirtualBox.

Run the below commands before VM startup.

On Windows, from CMD

%ProgramFiles%\Oracle\VirtualBox

On MAC OS X, from Terminal

cd /Applications/VirtualBox.app/Contents/Resources/VirtualBoxVM.app/Contents/MacOS/

NSVPX-ESX (Name of VM in VirtualBox)

VBoxManage setextradata NSVPX-ESX “VBoxInternal/Devices/pcbios/0/Config/DmiBIOSVendor” “Phoenix Technologies LTD”
VBoxManage setextradata NSVPX-ESX “VBoxInternal/Devices/pcbios/0/Config/DmiBIOSVersion” “6.00”
VBoxManage setextradata NSVPX-ESX “VBoxInternal/Devices/pcbios/0/Config/DmiBIOSReleaseDate” “07/31/2013”
VBoxManage setextradata NSVPX-ESX “VBoxInternal/Devices/pcbios/0/Config/DmiBIOSReleaseMajor” 6
VBoxManage setextradata NSVPX-ESX “VBoxInternal/Devices/pcbios/0/Config/DmiBIOSReleaseMinor” 0
VBoxManage setextradata NSVPX-ESX “VBoxInternal/Devices/pcbios/0/Config/DmiBIOSFirmwareMajor” 6
VBoxManage setextradata NSVPX-ESX “VBoxInternal/Devices/pcbios/0/Config/DmiBIOSFirmwareMinor” 0
VBoxManage setextradata NSVPX-ESX “VBoxInternal/Devices/pcbios/0/Config/DmiSystemVendor” “VMware, Inc.”
VBoxManage setextradata NSVPX-ESX “VBoxInternal/Devices/pcbios/0/Config/DmiSystemProduct” “VMware Virtual Platform”

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