Download and extract the WXA 5000 Hyper-V Virtual Appliance. Download the WXA 5000 VA for Hyper-V zip file, and extract it on the target Hyper-V server. To do this login to www.mysonicwall.com. Navigate to Downloads | Download Center | Software Type and select the WXA 5000 virtual appliance for Hyper-V.
Create a virtual switch for the WXA named ‘WXA-Network’.
Right click the Hyper-V host name and click “Virtual Switch Manager…”
In the Virtual Switch Manager, select “External”, and click on the “Create Virtual Switch” button.
Name the new virtual switch “WXA-Network", and select the physical interface it will use.
Import a virtual machine.
Right click on the Hyper-V host name and click “Import Virtual Machine…”. Click Next.
Browse for the folder containing the extracted WXA 5000 VA files. Click Next.
The WXA virtual machine will be detected if all of the extracted files are in their respective folders. Click Next.
Choose the Import Type. Registering the virtual machine in-place keeps the virtual machine in the source folder path. Restoring the virtual machine presents options for restoring the virtual machine to a specified location or to the default Hyper-V folder paths. Copying the virtual machine does the same thing, but does so with a new unique ID. In this example, we chose the first option—registering the virtual machine in-place. Click Next, and then click Finish to complete the wizard.
During the wizard the WXA network connection will fail if the virtual switch does not exist or if it is named something other than WXA-Network. If it was created properly with the expected name, it will complete the wizard and deploy the VM.
There may be an error about the virtual switch if you don’t have “WXA-Network” created, but you can select an existing virtual switch if one has been created. If only “No connection” appears, then there isn’t a configured virtual switch to use. Cancel the wizard and create the virtual switch first. The virtual switch should either use a VLAN or otherwise separated from other hosts. The WXA should be on its own internal network.
Start the virtual machine. Right click on the virtual machine, and click the ‘Start’ option.
Confirm that the WXA has received an IP address. Use the “Connect…” option on the WXA virtual machine to view the display information. Press Enter on “Show Network Settings” to confirm the WXA’s IP address.