Product Documentation

NetScaler SD-WAN 9.3

Aug 17, 2017

The NetScaler SD-WAN product was formerly called  "CloudBridge".  Refer to the links below to access CloudBridge documentation.

Similar to the previous product portfolio, NetScaler SD-WAN is available in three different editions, allowing you to deploy the features you need at each location with easy upgrades, configuration, and monitoring.  

Note

All references to the term “CloudBridge” is applicable to the new product term “NetScaler SD-WAN”.

For more information about the NetScaler SD-WAN platform editions, see the product datasheet and product portfolio at: https://www.citrix.com/content/dam/citrix/en_us/documents/data-sheet/netscaler-sd-wan-datasheet.pdf and https://www.citrix.com/products/netscaler-sd-wan/platforms.html.

Important

For information about NetScaler SD-WAN WANOP 9.1, 9.2, and 9.3 installation, deployment, and feature configuration, please refer to the CloudBridge 7.4 documentation. The features and procedures for the NetScaler SD-WAN WANOP 9.1, 9.2, and 9.3 are similar to the procedures documented in CloudBridge 7.4 release.

Command Center End of Life Notification:

End of Life process for Citrix Command Center tool was initiated on 15-May-2017. 

It is recommended that you migrate to the new management tool NetScaler MAS for your WAN Optimization deployments at the earliest.

Please refer to the articles below for the Command Center EOL calendar and associated details.

Citrix Command Center tool for NetScaler SD-WAN WANOP edition is supported only till the NetScaler SD-WAN 9.2 appliance software release.

Starting with the NetScaler SD-WAN 9.3 software release, NetScaler MAS will be the management tool for SD-WAN WANOP edition appliances.

NetScaler SD-WAN Platform Editions

There are three NetScaler SD-WAN Editions each with a different set or subset of NetScaler SD-WAN features.

  • NetScaler SD-WAN Enterprise Edition (EE) – This Edition includes both Standard Edition and WAN Optimization features. Enterprise Edition Integrates WAN virtualization with WAN optimization capabilities to optimize branch and mobile user experience and to achieve fully resilient applications regardless of network quality  For release 9.1, Enterprise Edition is available for the 1000-VW and 2000-VW branch hardware appliances, only.
  • NetScaler SD-WAN Standard Edition (VW/SE) – This Edition includes Standard Edition Virtual WAN features, only. It supports software-defined WAN capability to create a highly reliable network from multiple network links and to ensure that each application takes the best path to achieve the highest application performance.
  • NetScaler SD-WAN Optimization Edition (WANOP) – This Edition includes WAN Optimization features, only. It supports application acceleration, data reduction and protocol control to optimize applications across the WAN. Optionally, it can include virtual Windows Server to simplify branch infrastructure and mobile PC plug-in capability.

Note

The WANOP Edition and Standard/Enterprise Edition are separate hardware platforms running different software.

In a data center, administrators can deploy one Standard Edition and one WANOP Edition to achieve Enterprise Edition capabilities. In the branch office, administrators can choose to deploy either a Standard Edition or WANOP Edition. Alternatively, the benefits of both Standard and WANOP Editions can be accomplished by deploying a single Enterprise Edition at the branch office.

See the Licensing section, for more information about the license options available for using NetScaler SD-WAN platform editions.