Important Information

On August 12th, 2022, many of Keysight’s Network Test, Network Visibility, & Edge to Core (NAS/formerly Ixia) products will migrate to a new license structure.

CRITICAL: If you perform licensing operations after August 12th, 2022, without upgrading the licensing software to the latest version, licenses may not register properly, and some features may be missing. This could impact testing and result in downtime.

For details, click here.


1. What platform are you using?

  • Starting from IxOS 9.00, IxOS installation is no longer supported on the PSOne, XGS2-HS and XGS12-HS chassis with Windows OS. To install IxOS and compatible Ixia Applications on these platforms, the management operating system must first be converted to Native IxOS 8.50 EA. The conversion procedure is described in Converting_XGS_and_PSOne_to_Native_IxOS.pdf, which can be downloaded from IxOS 8.50 EA Downloads And Update page.

    This release is only supported for IxNetwork VE platforms. It is not supported for IxNetwork HW platforms.

2. What is the base software running on your platform?

3. Would you like to convert from Windows to Native IxOS?

Please answer all the above questions

Conversion Packages

Windows to Native IxOS Platform Conversion Package using installer (.zip) (9.00)

Use this file to perform conversion to Native IxOS 9.00 using installer file on a Windows-based XGS12-SD and XGS2-SD chassis. Steps for conversion are provided in "Converting XGS-SD to Native IxOS Guide (PDF)" present under "User Documentation" section at the end of this page. After conversion, please upgrade to IxOS 9.10 following steps provided in "Native IxOS Update Instructions guide".

(MD5 Checksum: d864b28d578e5991d5c2c8c8aafed3c2)

Software Packages

IxExplorer 9.14 Installer (.exe)

Note: This is a standalone IxExplorer installer (which includes tcl client components). It can be installed on supported Windows OS and can be used to connect to Ixia Chassis regardless of whether it is running IxOS (Windows) or IxOS (Native).

(MD5 Checksum: b74a0ebf1d189d9c8671547265392433)

Ixia Wireshark Installer (.exe)

Note: IxExplorer now requires a separate installation of Ixia Wireshark for Capture View and Analysis.

(MD5 Checksum: 6d42f7c78c8d40dce131c57a78f8178b)

IxOS 9.14 Install (IxServer & IxExplorer) (.exe)

(MD5 Checksum: ab728d633d4491e164b0559e35bf20a3)

Native IxOS 9.14 Offline update package (.tar.gz) (9.14.2000.3)

This update package can be used for systems that do not have Internet access to update IxOS on Native IxOS platform. Copy this package to ftp://<Native-IxOS chassis IP> and then proceed with installation from CLI ("install ixos <build-version>").


Note: Detailed steps are provided in Native IxOS Update Instructions guide

(MD5 Checksum: ad932e75af1777e38ec5c4cff2912850)
Native IxOS Update Instructions

Optional Components

Platform Independent API
Note: This contains only Ixia library files. For language packages like tcl, python, perl, install API-Dependencies Linux x86 or 64-bit installer.

(MD5 checksum: 409c35e190dde297d61834613dcc4362)
TCL Client (Linux, compressed tar)
Note: IxOS TCL Client Installer for linux-based clients includes ixtcl console (which requires IxTCL Server to connect to Ixia Chassis) and ixtcl-native console (which connects to Ixia Chassis directly, without needing intermediate IxTCL Server, thus improving overall IxOS TCL script execution time).

(MD5 checksum: 90b71252018a61c1721967f2542798b7)
TCL Client (Linux 64-bit, compressed tar)
Note: IxOS TCL Client Installer for linux-based clients includes ixtcl console (which requires IxTCL Server to connect to Ixia Chassis) and ixtcl-native console (which connects to Ixia Chassis directly, without needing intermediate IxTCL Server, thus improving overall IxOS TCL script execution time).

(MD5 checksum: 8017c702204962beae2547315a33b952)
TCL Client (FreeBSD, compressed tar)

(MD5 checksum: b83eee48ea1cc6b5bded7055cfdcbb15)
API-Dependencies Linux x86 installer

Note: This installer is recommended to be used in association with the Platform Independent TCL

(MD5 checksum: 2467e823a8cee792b04f4fc6227acdda)
API-Dependencies Linux 64-bit installer

Note: This installer is recommended to be used in association with the Platform Independent API

(MD5 checksum: 6acf1a5f7fbbcc753e8405854238c73f)

User Documentation (IxOS)

Release Notes
Windows 10 Upgrade Guide (PDF)
IxOS Getting Started Guide (PDF)
IxOS Getting Started Guide (HTML5)
IxOS Getting Started Guide (HTML5 ZIP)
IxExplorer Users Guide (PDF)
IxExplorer Users Guide (CHM)
IxExplorer Users Guide (CHM ZIP)
IxExplorer Users Guide (HTML5)
IxExplorer Users Guide (HTML5 ZIP)
IxServer Users Guide (PDF)
IxServer Users Guide (CHM)
IxServer Users Guide (CHM ZIP)
IxServer Users Guide (HTML5)
IxServer Users Guide (HTML5 ZIP)
Tcl Development Guide (PDF)
Tcl Development Guide (HTML5)
Tcl Development Guide (HTML5 ZIP)
Ixia Platform Reference Manual (PDF)
Ixia Platform Reference Manual (HTML5)
Ixia Platform Reference Manual (HTML5 ZIP)
XG12 Chassis Assembly Guide (PDF)
XGS12 Chassis Platform Assembly Guide (PDF)
XGS2 Getting Started Guide (PDF)
Application Server Installation Guide (PDF)
Third Party License Document (PDF)

User Documentation (Native IxOS)

Chassis Management Console User Guide for HW (HTML5)
Chassis Management Console User Guide for HW (HTML5 ZIP)
Chassis Management Console User Guide for VM (HTML5)
Chassis Management Console User Guide for VM (HTML5 ZIP)
REST API Guide (HTML5)
REST API Guide (HTML5 ZIP)
Converting XGS2-SD and XGS12-SD Chassis to Native IxOS (PDF)
PerfectStormOne Native IxOS Getting Started Guide (PDF)
NovusOne Native IxOS Getting Started Guide (PDF)
AresONE Native IxOS Getting Started Guide (PDF)
XGS2 HSL Native IxOS Chassis Platform Getting Started Guide (PDF)
XGS2 SDL Native IxOS Chassis Platform Getting Started Guide (PDF)
XGS12 HSL Native IxOS Chassis Platform Getting Started Guide (PDF)
XGS12 SDL Native IxOS Chassis Platform Getting Started Guide (PDF)
SNMP Configuration Guide (PDF)
Native IxOS CMC Third Party Software License (PDF)
Native IxOS VM Third Party Software License (PDF)